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Multigenerational Collaboration: Bridging the Generational Gap Through Leadership

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session

This class discusses the topics, traits, and values that it takes to successfully bridge the gap in the generational culture in today's fire service. To be an effective leader, you must be able to manage a diverse age group, each of which has its own skill set and learning style. You do not need a title to be a leader. This class will build onto any level of fire service experience from the newbie up to the fire chief and help mold quality leaders from all ranges. We will cover how to lead from the top, middle, and bottom and how to effect change in building a more healthy fire service for us and the future. By understanding various learning styles and different generations, we can create a culture that implements effective leadership through accountability, motivation, communication, and trust.

Kelly McGowan, Firefighter - City of Raleigh Fire Department