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Leadership and Succession Planning for the Next Generation

Thursday, April 18
Classroom Session

Leadership is a vast topic and talked about throughout the fire service, but building modern leaders in house who are ready to fill the gap left by their predecessors remains an elusive accomplishment. Students will learn how to build leaders from the next generation for the next generation. Students will learn about the Millennials, Generation X, Generation Y, Gen Z, and Baby Boomers and learning methods for each. In addition, students will be introduced to several tools that they can employ in their departments to develop future company and chief officers including task books, officer academies, professional development series, mentoring, simulations, role plays, and strategic planning teams. These tools really work and have been used to develop countless new officers who hit the street ready to lead!

Anthony Kastros, Battalion Chief (RET) - Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District