ISFSI to Present "Professional Development & Credentialing for Tomorrow's Leaders" Program at FDIC 2011

This highly interactive workshop, which will be held on March 22 at FDIC 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana, will present the ISFSI’s new professional credentialing model and provide orientation and direction on achieving professional credentialing at either the “Master Fire Instructor” or “Professional Fire Instructor” levels.

A terminal objective of the workshop will be the development of a career pathway matrix to assist participants in their continuing education and credentialing endeavors in the volunteer and career fire and emergency services sectors. This program provides comprehensive insights and presentations on trends, methods, and system paths that are available for professional development, professional credentialing, and continuing education.

In addition, attendees will receive advanced instructor development and ethics training. This section goes beyond the traditional fire service training methodology. Attendees will be introduced to the idea of how an individual’s preconceived beliefs influence not only behavior, but learning. This section will discuss how reason, research, resonance, re-description, resources, real world events, and resistances alter a student’s thought process and how to leverage these to change student perception. Participants will learn the essential features of a constructive teaching relationship and consider the ethical responsibilities – and remarkable opportunities – for professional educators working in the fire service.

A panel of highly respected industry professionals will explore:

  • the art of being a master influencer
  • methods to change organizational culture
  • students who are challenged by personal motivation and personal ability
  • influences of social pressures
  • the ethical responsibilities of today’s fire instructor

This stimulating presentation will evoke a renewed training philosophy to challenge the traditional trainer improvement classes. Points will be awarded to attendees towards their efforts to emerge as an ISFSI credentialed fire instructor.

For more info, visit www.isfsi.org

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