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Leadership in Supervision R0645

Training Specialist

Ed Kensler

Delivery type

6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


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: PDF 115KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 143KB

  • First-line supervisors in fire and Emergency Medical Services.
  • 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.

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training.  Department head signature on application attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
May 19 - 24, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 7 - 12, 2024 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 4 - 9, 2024 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 8 - 13, 2024 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland