Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program

  • Jan. 13, 2021 - March 18, 2021
  • MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute
    1110 S College Ave.
    Rm. 113
    Columbia, MO 65211 directions to this event


The Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program (FSLEP) is a unique professional development program designed to enhance the leadership skills of fire and rescue service executives. The goal of FSLEP is specifically to prepare fire and emergency service leaders for the opportunities and challenges they face today and in the future. The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute has partnered together in cooperation with the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs and the Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts to sponsor the Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program.

The course of study enables participants to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful emergency service oriented managers and be able to lead their organizations into the future. FSLEP consists of three two-day sessions offered at intervals during the winter and early spring. The three sessions focus on building critical leadership skills utilizing management theory and learning best practices from practitioners in the fire service. Areas of study include: understanding and working with people, effective communications, conflict management, leading change, thinking an acting strategically, budgeting and financial management, managing public organizations, and career development planning. 

2021 Course Meeting Dates/Sessions
January 13-14 -
Understanding and Working with People
February 17-18 -
Developing Leadership Skills
March 17-18 -
Managing Challenges of the Future

Participants who complete all three sessions and fulfill all the requirements will be awarded a Certificate of Leadership Enhancement from the University of Missouri.  Continuing Education Units will be available for interested participants.

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