Executive Leadership: Introduction to Executive Fire Officer and Research Design M5101
This is an NFA Online mediated EFO Program course taught by an instructor with multiple students. Lessons, activities and communication are taught asynchronously through NFA Online, allowing students to complete course work on their own time. Assignment completions have assigned timeframes and all course participants are expected to connect with each other and the instructor two or more times per week.
In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in research design and methodology.
This multipart mediated course introduces the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program experience, principles of research design and data gathering, and general theories of leadership.
The first part conveys the philosophy, guiding principles and structure of the EFO Program. It establishes expectations of participation, introduces the executive program environment, provides a capstone (thesis) overview and explores the exercise of leadership.
The second part of the course provides students with a rich understanding of research design and its application to graduate-level thesis development. The course also includes activities for data gathering that incorporate data sources and data collection processes applicable to the students during the EFO Program.
Acceptance into the EFO Program is required.
Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.
Must be currently accepted into the EFOP and enrolled in EFOP courses M5101 - Executive Leadership Introduction to EFO and Research Designand R5201 - Exercise of Executive Leadership: Self.
Successful completion of EFOP course R5201 - Exercise of Executive Leadership: Self.