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Brave Fire Leader Academy
4-day Live Leadership ​Academy in Apex, NC

Two Training Dates to Choose From:

Option #1) Tuesday, October 4th through Friday, October 7th, 2022
        Option #2) Tuesday, November 29th through Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Do You Want High Performing Officers in Your Department?

Be as Effective OFF the Fire Ground as ON

Fast Track Your Leadership Success

  • The greatest deficiency in the fire officer training is leadership

  • When training is combined with coaching, individuals increase their performance by an average of 86% compared to 22% with training alone. (Source: Personnel Management Assoc.)

  • It’s more affordable than you think 

What is a Leadership & Coaching Academy?

  • 4-day workshop with an Accountability Partner or Coaching & Mentoring sessions

    • Accountability Partner (must opt-in). Instruction on use of accountability partner/peer coaching for continued results.

    • Coaching and Mentoring sessions.

  • Combining peer support and 1:1 leadership coaching, great content, facilitation, accountability for results

  • Instructed By: Dan Jones, Retired Fire Chief, Chapel Hill Fire Department and Kelly Walsh, M. Ed., Leadership Coach, former HR Partner for Mesa, AZ Fire and Medical Dept.

  • Each and every session is about bringing back ONE THING to the fire department in order to have impact

  • Class format is engaging, relevant and energizing

Who Should Attend?  Current Officers, Company Officers, Aspiring Officers, Mid-level Chiefs, EMS, Public-Safety Personnel, Future-Potentials and anyone in Leadership Positions.

This engaging, 4-day workshop helps current emergency service leaders and aspiring leaders to:

  • Use skills they already know to prevent people problems.

  • Learn key areas of focus to improve the impact of their job performance.

  • Have access to over 20 leadership tools they can take back and use immediately.

  • Engage and develop the employees working on their teams.

  • Develop a flexible style in order to lead everyone, no matter their age or style.

  • Think on a more comprehensive level about advancing their department’s success.

What are the Benefits and Results to the Organization?

  • Great ROI to the department, Practical, Measurable, Emphasis on Results, Powerful Approach, Flexible

  • Officers that can solve problems and help manage

  • Less problems and issues coming to the Fire Chief’s desk

  • Participants learn to coach their peers and reduce internal personnel issues

Watch our short 2 minute video to learn more.

4-day Workshop Content

  • Leadership Foundation / Preparing Officers / Setting Expectations / Dashboard and 30-Day Accountability Plans

  • How Fire Departments Train Officers

  • Communicating Simply and Powerfully

  • Leading vs Managing

  • Think Comprehensively: High Performance Tripod and Timeline/Prevention Focus

  • Rules of Crisis Management & Leadership or or 10 Commandments of Fire Officer Survival

  • Maintaining Positive Media Relations and Social Media

  • Engage and Mobilize Employees

  • Who are we Leading – Generational Differences

  • Legal Liability and Personnel Management

  • Ethics and Leadership Values

  • Passing the Baton

  • The “Coach Approach” to Performance Management

  • Mentoring as a Key Responsibility

  • Conflict Management and Having Difficult Conversations

  • Building Your Networks

  • Dealing with Politics

  • Lessons Learned

  • Various exercises, staff meetings and team activities

Upon completion of the 4-day workshop, each participant will have an accountability partner (attendee must opt in) or will receive  2 coaching and 2 mentoring sessions (1 session per month) .

Academy Details

Where: Apex, NC

Venue: Apex Senior Center in the Seaboard Room

Address: 63 Hunter Street Apex, NC 27502  Google Map

​When: Option 1: Tuesday, October 4 through Friday, October 7, 2022

​When: Option 2: Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 2, 2022

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Your Instructors:
Chief Dan Jones and Fire Leadership Coach Kelly Walsh have combined their expertise to bring you the best in leadership development.

Weblink to Instructor Biopgraphies

What is Included:

4-day Workshop

1) Accountability Partner from Class (Instruction on use of accountability partner/peer coaching for continued results)

  • Please opt in to an accountability partner

or

2) Coaching & Mentoring sessions (1 per month over 4 months, 2 mentoring & 2 coaching sessions, each session is by phone for flexibility)

Leadership Academy Pricing:

  Option 1 at $699 for an Accountability Partner per Attendee (must opt-in)

  Option 2 at $999 for 2 Coaching and 2 Mentoring sessions (4 sessions in total per Attendee)

If you wish to be invoiced or pay at a later date due to department budgets, please click here and email Steven Matzat.

Academy Class size is limited to 40 attendees. Sign-Up Today!

For More Information:

Please contact Steven Matzatsteven@kellywalshconsulting.com | 408-386-5093 (cell)

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

​Please note the Brave Fire Leader Leadership Academy may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation a notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future academy or receive a full refund.

We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by the registrant if a training course is cancelled. If you are considering booking non-refundable airfare feel free to email me Steven Matzat at steven@kellywalshconsulting.com to verify enrollment.
 
We understand plans must change, if you find that you unable to attend the academy, please contact Steven Matzat at steven@kellywalshconsulting.com

 

Please register and pay for one of the Leadership Academy training date options.

Brave Fire Leader Academy No. 1: Apex FD (October 4 - 7, 2022)

Registration is now closed.

If you wish to attend the Leadership Academy, please contact Steven Matzat at smatzat@kellywalshconsulting.com if we are able to accommodate you.

Brave Fire Leader Academy No. 2: Apex FD (November 29 - December 2, 2022)