The TFCA and On-Demand Leadership are pleased to provide communication and leadership training opportunities to fire officers throughout Texas.
Motivating Others: Workable tools and techniques for motivating others in dozens of situations, including strategies for dealing with old-timers, new recruits, and people who you’ve been friends with for years, but you are now supervising.
Wednesday, December 6 in Central Texas (hosted by Buda FD) $290, Click here
Advanced Communication Practices for Fire Officers: Immediately usable tools to help officers get the message across to subordinates, improve interactions with peers, and effectively convey important information to supervisors.
Thursday, December 7 in Central Texas (hosted by Buda FD) $290, Click here
Promotion and Job Interview Boot Camp: Essential Strategies for Getting a Chief-Level Position: This two-day workshop provides the tools, strategies, and practice you need to immediately increase your competitiveness as a chief-level candidate (i.e. from Battalion Chief to Fire Chief). The boot camp is taught by Fire Chief Robert Isbell and Dr. Geoffrey Tumlin, and includes input from chiefs, city leaders, and job recruiters across the state.
Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25 in Austin, Texas
Offered as a pre-conference course at the TFCA Executive Conference
$290-$475, Click here
About the workshop leaders:
Dr. Geoffrey Tumlin is the president of On-Demand Leadership and the author of Stop Talking, Start Communicating (McGraw-Hill, 2013). Geoffrey earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his B.S. from West Point. His work has appeared in over 150 media outlets and publications, and he advises fire chiefs, senior leaders, and job candidates throughout the US on promotion and hiring. He taught Job Interviewing at the University of Texas for years, and served as the chief personnel officer of an army infantry battalion.
Fire Chief Robert Isbell, currently chief of Round Rock, Texas, has also been fire chief in Southlake, Euless, and Midland. He has decades of experience on both sides of the hiring process—as a candidate and as the hiring/promotion agent—in hundreds of fire service job searches.