Leadership Training

The Cutting Edge Command Officer

Today’s company and chief officers are facing unprecedented challenges, fireground dangers, liability, personnel conflict, public and fiscal scrutiny. Don’t be part of the problem; Be part of the solution!

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Mastering 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.

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Team Building For Maximum Results

This daylong workshop is an ideal (but not requisite) mate to the leadership class above. We discuss what makes excellent teams work, the difference in personalities and roles, and look at the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as a model. A Meyers-Briggs personality exercise allows students to find their personality type, how others perceive them, and gives them a keen insight to their strengths and weaknesses.

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Strategic Planning Workshop

Many fire departments suffer from mistrust between labor and management. The result is lackluster planning and blurred goals that are often shot down by one side or the other. RBO (Relationships by Objectives) has been used by only a select few fire departments in the country. While Sacramento Metro Fire now uses a form of RBO in their Strategic Planning Team system, Phoenix Fire Department is the most widely known for its success and effectiveness.

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“Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day” Fire Department Mergers

This workshop deals with fire department mergers. The first day is spent with your management and labor teams discussing lessons learned from past mergers, both good and bad. The second day consists of a brainstorming session to identify critical obstacles to the prospective merger and potential solution strategies. Lessons learned by those who have been there are invaluable and may prevent you from making the same mistakes.

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The Cutting Edge Command Officer

Today’s company and chief officers are facing unprecedented challenges, fireground dangers, liability, personnel conflict, public and fiscal scrutiny. Don’t be part of the problem; Be part of the solution!

Learn More »

Mastering 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.

Learn More »

Team Building For Maximum Results

This daylong workshop is an ideal (but not requisite) mate to the leadership class above. We discuss what makes excellent teams work, the difference in personalities and roles, and look at the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as a model. A Meyers-Briggs personality exercise allows students to find their personality type, how others perceive them, and gives them a keen insight to their strengths and weaknesses.

Learn More »

Strategic Planning Workshop

Many fire departments suffer from mistrust between labor and management. The result is lackluster planning and blurred goals that are often shot down by one side or the other. RBO (Relationships by Objectives) has been used by only a select few fire departments in the country. While Sacramento Metro Fire now uses a form of RBO in their Strategic Planning Team system, Phoenix Fire Department is the most widely known for its success and effectiveness.

Learn More »

“Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day” Fire Department Mergers

This workshop deals with fire department mergers. The first day is spent with your management and labor teams discussing lessons learned from past mergers, both good and bad. The second day consists of a brainstorming session to identify critical obstacles to the prospective merger and potential solution strategies. Lessons learned by those who have been there are invaluable and may prevent you from making the same mistakes.

Learn More »