This session will assist future and current chief officers (especially battalion chiefs), successfully prepare for the role of shift commander and/or program manager. Having the weight of the gold badge can be very heavy and overwhelming for many, especially those who have not adequately prepared themselves for the position of battalion chief (or equivalent). It truly takes what I call "Courage Under Fire Leadership" to be a solid, effective, respected and credible leader in today's fire service and today's world. Attendees will be exposed to different situations that have occurred and that they may be faced with as a chief officer, so they can be better prepared for what they will be faced with at some point in their career, especially since we don't get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression!
At the end of the session, the participant will be able to define the roles and responsibility of a chief officer in today's fire service.
At the end of the session, the participant will be able to identify various chief officer survival skills to use as resources in the future.
At the end of the session, the participant will be able to create an action plan for success as a newly or soon-to-be promoted chief officer.