Online registration is closed. Registration will be available onsite at the conference.
May 24, 2018
The skills that make good fire officers of all ranks will be discussed. Students will be led through each component to identify key traits. Students will interact in groups to determine how to acquire and develop such traits. Components of the National Fire Academy “Shaping the Future” course are also addressed.
During this session, participants will engage in interactive activities to examine the roots and realities of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia. We’ll explore how the lack of true inclusion shows up in our service, examine the impact on our customer service and community relationships, and identify benefits of an inclusive, diverse department.
How do we motivate today’s recruits away from the Xbox long enough to answer the box alarm? This conversation sets the stage for the more experienced generations to “crack the code” of today’s firefighters’ learning, communications, training and performance styles and habits.
This course is designed to provide a guide to organizations and individuals, especially officers and training officers on how to develop personnel for the future.
May 25, 2018
This is an intensive presentation designed to inspire participants to be principle focused leaders in fire safety. Participants learn the EMPOWER model. Internalized, this model imbues participants with tools engineered to maximize the ability to balance their personal efficiency and effectiveness. Participants then attempt to apply the model in a pre‐arranged high energy, deep impact scenario against a specially trained improvisational actor.
This session will help you to gain the skills needed to effectively say anything to anyone in a candid and professional manner. Learn how to effectively communicate to your supervisor; provide feedback to those you lead; address openly and professionally uncomfortable topics in the workplace; and learn the art of navigating through difficult conversations.
May 26, 2018
Women firefighters and EMS workers do not have to become “one of the boys” to make it in the service. Michelle delivers a quirky presentation that will discuss adapting to your environment, setting up your boundaries, being innovative, creative and becoming your own inspiration, if you want to climb the ladder you can! Michelle uses her story and discusses some of the stories of her female firefighter colleagues to paint a picture of how you can thrive in your organization.
Intoxicated Leadership illustrates why the body responds to conflict the way it does, be it on the fireground or in the firehouse. Using this information, we will discuss at length how leaders can create favorable circumstances to assist in constructing and having a difficult conversation. Participants will receive an overview of emotional intelligence, and real‐world tips that can be applied immediately to assist leaders in having easier and ultimately more productive conversations.
This course is intended to assist fire service leaders, both career and volunteer, to conduct a self assessment of their organization; this could be specific to an individual fire company, a training academy and/or a multi‐company agency.