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Executive Planning R0506

Training Specialist

Daniel Newland

Delivery type

10-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in executive leadership.

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.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the self-study course, Q0696, "Introduction to Application of Data for Fire and Emergency Services Leaders" available through NFA Online before attending this course.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment Information: PDF 95KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 95KB

Chief fire and emergency medical services officers, department leadership including line and staff officers, presidents/trustees/board members, emergency managers and emergency management staff, municipal leadership responsible for department/division planning, 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.

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.