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Leadership in Supervision R0645

Training Specialist


Keith Heckler
301-447-1380

Delivery type


6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


4.4

ACE recommendation


In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in leadership.

This 6-day course is the combination of the 3 2-day courses within the Leadership in Supervision series: "Creating Environments for Professional Growth" (F/O/W0646), "Perspectives in Thinking" (F/O/W0647), and "Frameworks to Success" (F/O/W0648).

This series presents the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment, to successfully transition to supervisory and leadership roles, and establish a conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives.

Topics in the course include: adaptive leadership, change management, active followership, effective communication including difficult conversations, advocacy-inquiry-based dialogue and persuasion, ethics, authority, power, decision-making, assessing situations from multiple perspectives, fostering creativity and innovation, professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence, situational awareness, managing conflict, delegating, mentoring, coaching, empowerment, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.

The course includes the development of a personal plan for active engagement in the provision of leadership in supervision.

This course meets the requirements of the Managing Officer Program for completion of Leadership I, II and III.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0645.pdf PDF 115KB
Course Syllabus: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0645.pdf PDF 143KB

The primary target audience is those individuals who are at the first-line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection, first-line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically, primary selection criteria are as follows:

  • First-line supervisors in fire and EMS organizations.
  • Fire and EMS personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first-line supervisory position within 18 months.
  • Fire and EMS personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first-line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space-available basis.

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
April 2 - 7, 2023 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 14 - 19, 2023 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 11 - 16, 2023 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 9 - 14, 2023 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 30, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 10 - 15, 2023 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 15 - 20, 2023 Apply between 4/15/2023 - 6/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 12 - 17, 2023 Apply between 4/15/2023 - 6/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 3 - 8, 2023 Apply between 4/15/2023 - 6/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 7 - 12, 2024 Apply between 4/15/2023 - 6/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 3 - 8, 2024 Apply between 4/15/2023 - 6/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 7 - 12, 2024 Apply between 10/15/2023 - 12/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 19 - 24, 2024 Apply between 10/15/2023 - 12/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 7 - 12, 2024 Apply between 10/15/2023 - 12/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 4 - 9, 2024 Apply between 10/15/2023 - 12/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 8 - 13, 2024 Apply between 10/15/2023 - 12/15/2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland