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Shaping the Future W0602

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

Michael Weller
301-447-1476

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?
June 4 - 5, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

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

Scott Doherty
Bureau Chief
New Hampshire Fire Academy
603-223-4258
scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov

Course coordination plan
June 25 - 26, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jack Smith
Superintendent
Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal - Ohio Fire Academy
614-644-0523
jack.smith@com.state.oh.us

Dave Belcher
Instructor
Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal - Ohio Fire Academy
614-644-0523
belcher591@yahoo.com

Course coordination plan
July 30 - 31, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
717-247-3747
tebrooks@pa.gov

Tom Cook
Administrator
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
717-247-3741
thomcook@pa.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.