“Fire Service Leadership – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”
A leadership pandemic is sweeping the American Fire Service. The result is increased litigation, liability, injury and even death to firefighters and civilians alike. Gross inefficiency, ineffectiveness and tarnished public trust are just some of the results of this enormous problem.
Solid, effective and dynamic leadership is rare in the fire service today. This daylong workshop is geared toward what excellent leaders are, and are not. We focus on the challenges facing today’s fire service supervisors, leaders and fire departments.
Real, credible experiences are discussed that deal with all facets of leadership: Keys to real world motivation, goal-setting, the “Old Salt”, the “Y” generation, the “Recliner Jockey”, generational differences, effective communications, time management, problem solving, conflict resolution, risk management, empowerment, the “Oreo” factor, succession planning and many others.
We tackle issues such as individual and group behavior, resource and project management, and where the fire service is headed (unless we do something about it!).
Leadership is a word often used in the fire service, but rarely seen. This workshop throws out the book on technical jargon and useless theory. We tell it like it is from real world experience in busy fire houses, battalions, and historical events.
In addition, you will participate in several dynamic role play sessions, including one-on-one and crew scenarios, practice actual conflict resolution and Firefighter Bill of Rights issues.