Executive Planning R0506

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in planning administration, decision-making or project management.
CEU’s 7.2
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0506.pdf PDF 178KB https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0506.pdf PDF 97KB
Training Specialist

David Donohue

Upcoming offerings

March 19 - 30, 2018 | June 18 - 29, 2018 | October 8 - 19, 2018 | View more

Course description

This 10-day course is a capabilities-based planning course that uses strategic planning models to collect and analyze planning elements and leadership behaviors in terms of risk and hazard evaluation, and a project management model to track resource allocation and project capability gaps. Strategic elements are presented in case-study context. Project management uses concepts of community risk reduction and preparedness to increase individual and group capabilities to manage critical tasks successfully. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to apply planning and project management processes to plan for and implement programs in support of completing their organizational priorities and objectives.

Note: Pre-course reading and activities are required.

Selection criteria

Chief fire and Emergency Medical Services officers, department leadership including line and staff officers, presidents/trustees/board members, life safety educators, community risk reduction personnel, planning and administrative staff personnel identified as a key participant of the organization’s decision-making team, those involved in interorganizational strategic planning, project management, or succession planning elements of the organization. Special admission is available for local, county, regional, or state government managers and planners, and local elected, appointed or government officials attending with a selected student. Special consideration is available for groups of students from the same organization attending the same session. All applications must be submitted at the same time.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
March 19 - 30, 2018 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 18 - 29, 2018 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 8 - 19, 2018 Apply on 4/15/2018 - 6/15/2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 10 - 21, 2018 Apply on 4/15/2018 - 6/15/2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 1 - 12, 2019 Apply on 10/15/2018 - 12/15/2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None
Comments This course will help me refocus on leadership techniques I need to strengthen...My job requires a tremendous amount of planning and project management. All aspects of the class will apply...Provides a valuable and concise reference for strategic and project planning.