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COURSES

Welcome to the Brave Fire Leader Academy

There are two levels of online courses available for fire department leaders and aspiring leaders. Level one is a leadership intensive for company officers and chief officers  Level two, the leadership mastery series, comprises courses designed to provide advanced training in leadership for the chief officer and aspiring chief officer. Courses serve a multitude of purposes for different students: they are sometimes used to bridge the gap between different phases of your career or to provide additional professional training and qualifications necessary for promotional advancement. There are courses in a wide variety of subjects, from communication skills, to ethics, navigating some of the more complex problems facing people leadership, team development, time management and the skills to expand and leverage your network.

 

This engaging training helps current and aspiring fire leaders to: 
 

  • Use skills and strategies already used on the fire ground,  transformed to solve and prevent people problems. 

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

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

  • Develop and engage the people working on their teams.

  • Know how to lead everyone, no matter their age or style.

  • Think on a higher and more comprehensive level about advancing their departments success.

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*Scholarships available for volunteer fire service members. Call for details.

Purchase Includes:

Level One

How Fire Departments Train Chief Officers

Leading vs. Managing

Ethics and Leadership Values

Thinking Comprehensively

Communicate Simply & Powerfully

Coach Approach

Setting Expectations

Conflict Management - Having Difficult Conservations

Mentoring

Ten Commandments and How to Keep Moving Forward

 

Level Two

How Fire Departments Train Chief Officers

Legal Liability and HR Management

Building Resources

Generational Style Differences

Dealing with Politics - Avoiding Political Pitfalls

Productive Meetings

Time Management

Engage and Mobilize Your Team

Passing the Baton

 Lessons Learned and How to Keep Moving Forward

 

LEVEL ONE - LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE SERIES

 

10 CLASSES

Introduction

1. How Fire Departments Train Chief Officers

This class introduces the students to the shifting needs of chief officers….from the reactive world of the emergency to the strategic and political world of the leader.  This is why this training is key for every leader.  Those who are ready for the next level will want to know how to get the most out of these classes and we’ll help you work to set goals that get you the results you want.

You the Leader

2. Leading vs. Managing

Most people can’t explain their leadership style or the difference between leadership and management.  It is a critical difference and to know how to lead the different people in your organization.  This class will show you how to flex your style in order to lead everyone.  

3. Ethics and Leadership Values 

The public knows, likes, and trusts Fire Departments.  How do we ensure that we deserve that trust?  We’ll show you how to keep yourself and your people in check.

4. Thinking Comprehensively 

Thinking Comprehensively is a skill that is used on the Fireground every day.  Learn how to transfer the skill you already have to solve organizational and people problems.  You will see the power of expanding your awareness and receive a couple of tools to assist you. 
 

Communicate & Connect

5. Communicate Simply and Powerfully 

Mastering 1:1 communications is the key to better engagement, retention, conflict reduction, and accountability for your staff.  Here are simple things you can do right now to be a better communicator.  

6. The Coach Approach 

Use this communication style to draw more out of your employees.  They will experience discovery learning and learn to solve their own problems – what a great way to develop others!

7. Setting Expectations

Leaders are required to enforce an incredible amount of regulations, laws, rules, procedures, and even common sense.  Learn how to set clear expectations in an easy and effective way.  

Moving Forward

8. Conflict Management – Having Difficult Conversations

We’ll share why you want to run toward conflicts like a house on fire AND give you a solid way to work through them that will keep conflict from escalating and putting your team at risk. 

Leading Into the Future

9. Mentoring

There are so many reasons this important organizational component has declined in recent years.  We will tell you how to bring it back for their sake, and yours.  

Completion

10. Ten Commandments and How to Keep Moving Forward 

A specialized set of commandments for Company Officers and Chief Officers will be shared by Chief Dan Jones that will energize and inspire the learner.  We will conclude with ideas of how to consider one’s own leadership brand and potential next steps.  

Course purchase also includes access to instructors via monthly Q&A calls. 

LEVEL TWO​ - LEADERSHIP MASTERY SERIES

 

10 CLASSES

Introduction

1. How Fire Departments Train Chief Officers

This class introduces the students to the shifting needs of chief officers….from the reactive world of the emergency to the strategic and political world of the leader.  This is why this training is key for every leader.  Those who are ready for the next level will want to know how to get the most out of these classes and we’ll help you work to set goals that get you the results you want.  

You the Leader

2. Legal Liability and Human Resources Management

Are you clear on the legal responsibilities you have as a leader?  This component of leadership is often brushed off, but the costs to doing so can be extreme to your career and the future of your organization.  Know your resources, when to use them, and consider how you can put a prevention focus on your HR concerns.  

Communicate & Connect

3. Building Resources

There is such power in building your network for the health of your organization, your career, and for input on tough decisions.  We’ll give you the whys and hows.  

 

4. Generational Style Differences 

Generational communication style differences can be a big challenge in the workplace and are a frequent cause of conflict and misunderstanding.  Be a pro at communicating with others by understanding the differences and also what they have in common for better productivity.  

Moving Forward

5. Dealing with Politics – Avoiding Political Pitfalls 

Do you know what can end a perfectly solid Fire Chief career?  POLITICS!  Fire leaders in today’s environment must work in a very politically charged atmosphere and the knowledge and skill of negotiating political land mines is one of the secrets to success and longevity.  

 

6. Productive Meetings 

The higher you climb as a leader, the more meetings you are asked to attend.  Knowing how to lead and participate effectively can help you get more done and spend less time at the meeting table.  Know these key tips before your next meeting.  

 

7. Time Management 

Does it seem like your workload is ever expanding?  In this demanding career, Fire Service leaders are busier than ever.  Learn strategies for getting things done and a tool for improving your delegations skills.  

 

8. Engage and Mobilize your Team 

There is a tremendous list of benefits to having engaged employees.   We will help you take a good look at yours and determine action steps for increasing their involvement.  

Leading Into the Future

9. Passing the Baton 

Is the next chief in your ranks right now?  Is there a systematic way to develop your talent?  Do you feel constrained by the limiting performance evaluation system that takes so much time but fails to motivate and develop your people?  We’ll bring the best practices of how to create a culture of professional development to your team so you can feel more confident about your bench strength.  

Completion

10. Lessons Learned & How to Keep Moving Forward

The personal lessons Chief Jones learned during his long career as a chief officer to inspire you and help you learn some of the tough lessons, the easy way.  

Course purchase also includes access to instructors via monthly Q&A calls.