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

Training Specialist


Dave Donohue
301-447-1094

Delivery type


6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


4.7

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.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to download student manual: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_r0389.pdf PDF 167KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0389.pdf PDF 175KB
Course Syllabus: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0389.pdf PDF 163KB

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.

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

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
October 23 - 28, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 6 - 11, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 27, 2022 - December 2, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 4 - 9, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 4 - 9, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 11 - 16, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 16 - 21, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 13 - 18, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 20 - 25, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland