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Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking F0647

Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in critical thinking and innovation.

This two-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives. The course addresses skills needed for assessing situations from multiple perspectives, making critical decisions, fostering creativity and innovation, and using persuasion.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 26KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual PDF 113KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

The primary target audience for this course are 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 emergency medical services organizations.
  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.
  • Fire and emergency medical services 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.



Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
May 21 - 22, 2021 Idaho Falls, Idaho

Dean Ellis
Program Manager
Fire Service Technology

William Hicks
Testing Coordinator
Fire Service Technology

Paul Radford
Training Division Chief
Idaho Falls Fire Department

Course coordination plan
May 25 - 26, 2021 Kirkwood, Missouri

Rebecca Trapani
Deputy Chief
Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal

Brian Zaitz
Assistant Chief
Kirkwood Fire Department

Course coordination plan
August 14 - 15, 2021 West Pawlet, Vermont

Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy

Michael Skaza
Program Training Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
August 14 - 15, 2021 Louisville, Kentucky

Jimmy VanCleve
State Fire Rescue Training

Marc Rudder
State Fire Rescue Training

Richard Larkins
Area 6 Training Coordinator
KY Fire Commission

Course coordination plan
September 25 - 26, 2021 Bangor, Maine

James A Graves
Maine Fire Service Institute

James Roy
Deputy Director
Maine Fire Service Institute

Elizabeth Doyle
Fire Science Chair Person
Eastern Maine Community College

Course coordination plan

Student comments

This course builds upon and gives you the tools needed to enhance your management skills.