Executive Leadership R0125

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the graduate degree category, three semester hours in leadership or decision-making.
CEU’s 6.3
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0125.pdf PDF 57 KB https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0125.pdf PDF 277KB
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Upcoming offerings

November 6 - 17, 2017 | March 19 - 30, 2018 | April 9 - 20, 2018 | View more

Course description

This capstone 10-day course of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO Program) was designed specifically to provide a framework of executive-level competencies by focusing primarily on issues and areas of personal effectiveness.

The curriculum includes self- and observer-based multirater assessment instruments, case-study analysis, role-playing, and adaptive problem consult, experiential activities, and a staff ride. Participants complete a “personal plan” to access currency and then create goals in four areas of their professional, personal, community and family life.

Course units include purpose and integrity, giving and using feedback, thinking systemically, thinking politically, developing self to exercise leadership, decision-making, politics and public policy, influence and persuasion, negotiation, storytelling, an exercising leadership practicum, managing multiple roles, taking risks, being in transition, staying alive, and a staff ride to the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Selection criteria

First priority selection for this course will be students who have been accepted into the Executive Fire Officer Program. Please refer to the "Selection Criteria for the EFO Program" for specific details on selection criteria.

Secondary priority is for Non-Executive Fire Officer Program Applicants. Secondary candidates must be minimally a chief level officer and possess a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university or college. Supervisory level applicants (e.g. Company Officers, Captains, Lieutenants, etc.) will not be considered.


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.

Successful completion of NFA Online courses Applied Research Self Study (Q0123);Data Gathering Instruments to Support Applied Research Projects (Q0170) and; Designing an Applied Research Project Proposal (Q0171). Course certificates and NFA Online transcripts will verify the completion.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
November 6 - 17, 2017 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 19 - 30, 2018 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 9 - 20, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply June 18 - 29, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 9 - 20, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 23, 2018 - August 3, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 20 - 31, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements An Applied Research Project is a required post-course activity.
Comments I think the Succession Planning module helped me the most...This course will allow me to become even better as a manager and leader. I enjoy using team consensus building and this course was right on target...Provided me with improved skills to handle issues and improve as a Executive Fire Officer and leader.