Session 1 – January 24-25, 2018
Brochure and Registration Form
The Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program (FSLEP) is a unique professional development program designed to enhance the leadership skills of fire and rescue service executives. The goal of FSLEP is specifically to prepare fire and emergency service leaders for the opportunities and challenges they face today and in the future. The Fire and Rescue Training Institute and the University of Missouri Extension have partnered together in cooperation with the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs and the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts to sponsor the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program.
The course of study enables participants to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful emergency service oriented managers and be able to lead their organizations into the future. FSLEP consists of three two-day sessions offered at intervals during the winter and early spring. The three sessions focus on building critical leadership skills utilizing management theory and learning best practices from practitioners in the fire service. Areas of study include: understanding and working with people, effective communications, conflict management, leading change, thinking an acting strategically, budgeting and financial management, managing public organizations, and career development planning.
- $575 For All Three Sessions
- $625 If Registered After December 31, 2017
The fee for the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program is $575 for all three sessions. $625 for registrations received after December 31, 2017. Special discount: $525 for members of the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts or the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs (please provide proof of membership with registration) prior to December 31, 2017. $625 for registrations received after December 31, 2017.
You must attend all three sessions.
$525 for members of the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts or the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs prior to December 31, 2017
Take advantage of the lodging package arranged by MU FRTI at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, located at 2200 I-70 Drive SW, Columbia, Missouri. The Executive Center is Columbia’s premiere hotel, featuring complementary wireless internet, an indoor pool and whirlpool, an exercise room, a lounge, and the Sports Zone Restaurant and Grill.
$625 - 6 Night Stay
Understanding and Working with People
In every organization, effective leadership requires understanding and working with people, including employees, elected officials, citizens, and other stakeholders. Session 1 of the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program will emphasize a practical understanding of human behavior. As a result of this session, participants will have a better understanding of what makes humans "tick" and how to work more effectively with diverse individuals.
• Personality Types
• Leadership Styles
• Dealing with Difficult People
• Managing Conflict
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Developing Leadership Skills
Session II of the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program focuses on the leadership skills needed in today's challenging and rapidly changing political, economic, social, and technological environment. Participants will not only develop usable skills, but also gain experience in applying them to realistic problems and issues.
• Understanding the Challenge of Leadership
• Ethics and Leadership
• Effective Communications
• Building Effective Teams
• Developing a Career Path
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Managing Challenges of the Future
Organizations and their leaders face unprecedented challenges and new opportunities as they seek to improve performance and meet the expectations of stakeholders. Session III of the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program provides the knowledge and skills fire and rescue service executives will need to shape the future of their organizations.
• Understanding and Managing Change
• Budget and Financial Management
• Strategic and Visionary Planning
• State of the State’s Fire Service and the Future
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The Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program is specifically designed for current fire and rescue service executives as well as managers identified by their departments as having high potential for leadership roles in the future. FSLEP is well suited for individuals serving every type of community—from the smallest town to larger cities. Enrollment in the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program is an opportunity to learn more about the contemporary challenges of leadership and to gain highly useful skills directly applicable to current and future responsibilities.
The Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program is designed for reflective practitioners. Instruction will be highly interactive, utilizing realistic case studies, experiential exercises, and up-to-date readings and materials. Assignments will provide opportunities for reinforcement of learning and application back in your department. The faculty will include both faculty and practitioners chosen for their expertise and experience in leadership training and knowledge of fire and rescue service issues. Participants who complete all three sessions (fulfilling all requirements) will be awarded a Certificate of Leadership Enhancement from the University of Missouri. Continuing Education Units will be available for interested participants.
A full refund of the fee will be given if cancelled by December 31, 2017. Cancellation between December 31, 2017 and January 13, 2018 will be assessed a $50.00 process and handling charge. No refunds will be granted after January 13, 2018.
Sponsored by the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs, Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts and the MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute.
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