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

Curriculum: Managing Officer Training Programs
Training Specialists

Dave Donohue

Tina Crevier

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 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 Train-the-Trainer?
May 23 - 28, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 30, 2021 - June 4, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 6 - 11, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 18 - 23, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 25 - 30, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 15 - 20, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 22 - 27, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 24 - 29, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 31, 2021 - November 5, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 28, 2021 - December 3, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 5 - 10, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 30, 2022 - February 4, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 6 - 11, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 27, 2022 - March 4, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 6 - 11, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 11 - 16, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 18 - 23, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

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