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Training and Professional Development Challenges for Fire and Emergency Services Leaders R0389

Curriculum: Managing Officer Training Programs
Training Specialist

George Morgan

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in curriculum design.

This 6-day course introduces the managing officer to contemporary training issues and methods as well as the analysis and training development, delivery and assessment process.

Students will formulate a training and executive level presentation supporting the need for training based on analysis and outcomes. Students will conduct an analysis of a performance based issue from their organization and formulate a plan to address the gap through training and developing a plan of instruction.

This program requires student centered learning, where the onus for learning is on the participant. As a result, there is significant course work conducted prior to attendance and there are evening assignments that should be completed prior to each class session.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 167KB
Instructions to download student manual PDF 175KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment PDF 163KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

You must meet the criteria for the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.


You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.

Post-course requirements

Upon completion of the resident courses, managing officer candidates will have to complete a capstone project.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 12 - 17, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 19 - 24, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 17 - 22, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 24 - 29, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 31, 2022 - August 5, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 7 - 12, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 21 - 26, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 28, 2022 - September 2, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 11 - 16, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 18 - 23, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 16 - 21, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 23 - 28, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 30, 2022 - November 4, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 6 - 11, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 27, 2022 - December 2, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 4 - 9, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

Very good course for anyone that wants to advance their instructor skills.