​Join a Cohort

Fast Track your Leadership Success

Brave Fire Leader Online Academy

What is a cohort?  A cohort is a group of students working together through the same academic curriculum.

Compared to a proceed-at-your-own-pace model, a cohort invites student participation, fosters creativity, builds leadership skills, generates a sense of community.  This format proceeds at a predetermined pace.

There is NO ADDITIONAL COST to participate in a cohort!

Perfect option for current officers, future-potentials, new officers, mid-level chiefs and aspiring leaders.  There is structure AND flexibility that works with your busy schedules.  Budget friendly by eliminating travel expenses and

back-filling staff.

Watch our short 2 minute video to learn more.

" Leadership is never more important than in a crisis"

Cohort Benefits to Leadership Success

  • Guide to enhanced on-line learning success

  • The cohort is a hybrid model to the self-paced option

  • Flexible yet a structured pace to practice the tools an attendee learns in class

  • 3 or 6 month structure to complete each level on pace

  • Each month the attendee watches 3 classes; classes average 30 minutes

  • Weekly Zoom calls under an hour for cohort group with instructors for Q&A, scenarios and enhanced learning

  • Network building with class attendees

  • Accountability Partners to stay focused and maximize success

  • 20 tools (10 each level) you can turn around use immediately to improve your leadership

  • Ability to connect and ask questions by email with the instructors

Access to Bonus Material:

  1. Interviews with top leaders in the Fire Service

  2. Zoom calls with current topics

  3. Access to our “Free Tools Series” – bonus “grab and go” tools for everyday skill building

FOR MAXIMUM SUCCESS add coaching and mentoring sessions

  • Several coaches and mentors to choose from

  • $300 for 2 coaching and 2 mentoring sessions (1 per month)

          Brave Fire Leader Online Academy

   Helps current and aspiring emergency service 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.


* Custom Cohorts available for departments who wish to enroll their officers *

2020 June Cohort Schedule

June through November


Level I Cohort

(Begins in June through August)

Level II Cohort

(Begins in Sept. through Nov. following the Level I Cohort)

Combined Level I and Level II Cohort

(Begins June 1st - Ends November 27th)

2021 January Cohort

January through June, 2021

Level I Cohort

(Begins in January through March)

Level II Cohort

(Begins in April through June following

the Level I Cohort)


Combined Level I and Level II Cohort

(Begins January - Ends June, 2021

2021 Cohort Schedule


Additional Cohorts to be Announced

Leave Us your Name and Email for the 2021 Cohort Schedule

For departments or individuals that wish to be invoiced or need flexibility due to budgets, please contact Steven Matzat.

Cell: (408) 386-5093 (EST)

Email at steven@kellywalshconsulting.com

Note: 3% Credit Card Fee added due to the addition of the coaching and mentoring sessions.

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For general inquiries contact Steven Matzat

Cell: (408) 386-5093 (EST)

Email at steven@kellywalshconsulting.com

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