Shaping the Future W0602

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame
301-447-1069

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
1.4
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire service administration, public administration, emergency management, or emergency medical services.

This is two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.

Topics include:

  • Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations.
  • Applying problem-solving methodologies.
  • The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations.
  • How to quantify problems and solutions.
  • Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change.
  • Strategies for implementing change.

The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

  • First- and second-level supervisors and COs who are upwardly mobile within their organizations and whose department head wishes to prepare them for increased managerial responsibility.
  • Administrative officers who are responsible for significant staff functions within the organization and who report directly to top management.
  • Emergency service workers assigned to positions with decision-making responsibilities.

Prerequisites

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
November 21 - 22, 2020 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Monna Gillespie
Administrative Assistant
North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal
919-647-0088
monna.gillespie@ncdoi.gov

Kim Williams
Deputy Director
North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal
919-647-0089
kim.williams@ncdoi.gov

Course coordination plan
May 1 - 2, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

James Graves
Director
Maine Fire Service Institute
207-844-2078
jgraves@smccme.edu

Jason Wheeler
Maine State Weekend Coordinator
Maine Fire Service Institute
207-844-2078
mestwkd@hotmail.com

Course coordination plan
June 5 - 6, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kent Neiswender
Supervisor - Office of Training & Certification
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
609-341-3473
kent.neiswender@dca.nj.gov

Course coordination plan
July 10 - 11, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov

Course coordination plan
July 24 - 25, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Ike McConnel
Director
GPSTC
478-993-4670
imcconnell@gpstc.org

Jorge Roque
PST III
GPSTC
478-993-4684
jroque@gpstc.org

Course coordination plan
August 7 - 8, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Scott Cathy
Captain
New Hampshire Fire Academy
603-223-4223
scott.t.cathy@dos.nh.gov

Course coordination plan

Student comments

This course has established a new paradigm for leaders to help embrace change in managing their operations. Good class to prepare for the Managing Officer Program.