Managing Officers: Motivation and Productivity M0299

This is an NFA Online mediated course taught by an instructor with multiple students. Lessons, activities and communication are taught asynchronously through NFA Online, allowing students to complete course work on their own time. Assignment completions have assigned timeframes and all course participants are expected to connect with each other and the instructor two or more times per week.
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Delivery type
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, two semester hours in fire administration, public safety, or emergency management.

This course provides a basic introduction to a number of well-researched theories of motivation and is intended to serve as a forum for students to explore their meaning and gain a better understanding of their relevance within their own department/organization.

Students will compare and contrast the different theories and approaches to motivation and research and analyze an issue that has an impact on their departmental/organizational productivity and effectiveness.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Define motivation in a departmental/organizational work context, and understand how individual approaches can impact the department/organization.
  • Offer explanations as to what factors motivate subordinate personnel.
  • Understand the major components of each motivational approach, and assess the strengths and weaknesses.

Selection criteria

Experienced company officers and new chief officers.



Post-course requirements