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Executive Skills Series

The Executive Skills Series Managing and Leading Change scheduled for September 11 and 12, 2010 has been cancelled by the National Fire Academy due to low student enrollment.

The Connecticut Fire Academy in cooperation with the National Fire Academy present three companion Executive Skills Series Courses through the National Fire Academy’s off campus deliveries program.

Executive Skills Series: Influencing February 27 and 28, 2010 Course # 10067

Influencing is considered a critical leadership skill, particularly at the executive level. This 2-day course will examine how leaders successfully influence others to accomplish common goals. Formally planning to influence others will be a primary discussion area within the course. Case studies of executives influencing others will be analyzed to illustrate the challenges and opportunities associated with complex situations in the public sector. This course is for senior officers of both career and volunteer fire/emergency services organizations.

CT Fire Marshal Credit: 5

Executive Skills Series: Leading Diverse Communities Beyond Conflict May 15 and 16, 2010 Course # 10068

This 2-day program will provide senior executives in fire and emergency service organizations with information, perspectives, and tools for taking action to harmonize the diversities within their work and stakeholder communities. The course will be a springboard for forming and launching plans of action. It will break new ground in addressing fire service culture and challenges, and position fire service leadership in a complex and sometimes difficult society. Finally, the course will help participants mobilize support and identify resources for making a difference. The course is intended to be a "launch pad" for action projects that will be under-taken when participants return to work. Certificates of successful completion will be awarded only upon submission of completed action plan to the National Fire Academy.

CT Fire Marshal Credit: 5

Executive Skills Series: Managing and Leading Change September 11 and 12, 2010 Course # 11000

In this 2-day course, students will be introduced to a four-step model for managing change effectively. These activities include analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The same model will be used to examine the executive role of leading change. A variety of activities and simulations will apply theories to contemporary issues that executive officers experience daily. This course is for senior fire officers of both career and volunteer fire/emergency services organizations.

CT Fire Marshal Credit: 5

Students attending any or all of these classes will receive a Connecticut Fire Academy and a National Fire Academy certificate for each completed class. All classes will be held at the Connecticut Fire Academy 0830-1630 hours.

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