Instructors: Doug Cline
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Professional development is the planned, progressive, and lifelong process of education, training, self-development and experience that one gains during their development. In the fire service, professional development is a critical element of being a leader and being a professional.
When we step up to accept the responsibility of leadership, we also accept an obligation to continuing our training, education, learning, personal experience and growth as we work to improve our effectiveness. Professional development is an excellent tool for meeting that obligation. As fire service organizations we must strive to provide continued guidance to our most valued resource, our personnel, through a carefully crafted professional development plan that meets the specifics of the organization.
Developing the Next Generation of Fire Service Leaders is a highly focused and high impact program that assimilates key functional areas that affect today’s emerging and practicing company and command officers and firefighter in the development areas of educations, training, experience and mentoring. Developing future leaders requires dedication, determination and desire on the individual, the mentor and the organization to create our successors. Walk away from this program with a usable professional development model for your department.