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

Curriculum: Managing Officer Training Programs
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, fire administration, or public safety.

This six-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 175KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment PDF 163KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in 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

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
January 31, 2021 - February 5, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 7 - 12, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 28, 2021 - March 5, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 7 - 12, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 16 - 21, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 23 - 28, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 18 - 23, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 25 - 30, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

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