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May 24, 2018
This highly participatory workshop will give you tools to combat bullying and allow everyone to practice standing up to bullies in role play exercises. Utilizing our legal instructor, we will explore options on what to do when bullies strike. This will be a safe and comfortable workshop to learn new skills and gain confidence using your voice.
May 25, 2018
Lt. Johnson and Battalion Chief Collins will share lessons learned from their experience with challenging disciplinary and EEO‐related cases. This workshop will explore the interconnection between their two separate domains, particularly during this past year with the influence of social media and heightened race relations in our country. They will discuss the critical importance of language usage, policy issues, dealing with Union concerns, potential collaboration with the EAP, and social media as a new frontier. They will also weave some interesting case history into their presentation.
We will take a refreshing look at the current issue facing fire service with regards to the increasing number of women entering the fire service. This course will look back on some of the women leaders and what made them succeed or fail. We will discuss what the current and future obstacles facing women and…
In the U. S. today, racism still divides us, our nation, our communities, our departments, and too often our department FROM our community. Fire and emergency service organizations are simply microcosms of the larger society and have inherited the historical and institutional racism that has existed since the nation’s founding. Racism, racial prejudice and stereotypes have predictable consequences…
May 26, 2018
Participants in this session will examine the roots and realities of sexism. How do they show up? How do they affect customer service? What responsibilities do we all have?
Get the tools and skills to understand these issues and protect yourself and your career. This will be an interactive lecture with focus on the neuroscience of PTSD, causes, understanding and treating triggers, medication use and other treatments, and the culture of bullying and discrimination and how PTSD contributes to negative behaviors and reactions.
This presentation will focus on providing health/wellness rules of engagement for firefighters. The presentation will look at the information, research, and challenges associated with maintaining health and wellness in the occupational environments of firefighters. The presentation will focus on several key topics, including medical physicals and firefighter health challenges such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, behavioral health, obesity and injuries.