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NFA Leadership in Supervision

6-day course

March 7 - 12

Time: 0800-1700

Location: DPSST Campus

Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

4190 Aumsville Highway Southeast

Salem, OR 97317

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Leadership in Supervision

About this event

This 6-day course is the combination of the three 2-day courses within the Leadership in Supervision Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (Course 0646), Perspectives in Thinking (Course 0647), and Frameworks to Success (Course 0648).


This series presents the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment, to successfully transition to supervisory and leadership roles, and establish a conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives.


Topics in the course include: adaptive leadership, change management, active followership, effective communication including difficult conversations, advocacy-inquiry based dialogue and persuasion, ethics, authority, power, decision-making assessing situations from multiple perspectives, fostering creativity and innovation, professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence, situational awareness, managing conflict, delegating, mentoring, coaching, empowerment, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.


The course includes the development of a personal plan for active engagement in the provision of leadership in supervision.


Selection criteria:

The primary target audience is those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

More Information:

If you have any questions please contact Julia Budlong at (503)-378-2408 or