NFA105 – 11.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

NFA logoIn this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.

Participants will also be introduced to the functions of holding an authority role within their organization. They will be taught to recognize where their authority comes from, what the boundaries of their authority are, and what can compromise their authority. This forms the foundation for the participants to recognize the distinctions between acting as an authority figure and exercising leadership to effect change within their organizations.

Additionally, participants will examine two models for managing change: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (APIE) (a structural approach), and Bridges’ Transition Model (a psychological approach). Participants will also be introduced to the Four P’s component of Bridges’ Transition Model for facilitating change.

The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change” (ESS: ELFAC) course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Exceptions may be discussed with lead instructor.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • The Adaptive Leadership Model
  • Understanding Yourself in the Authority Role
  • Change Models
  • The Four P’s

Suggested Audience

All of the executive skills series courses consists of fire and emergency service personnel in positions of authority who have an opportunity to exercise leadership. At a minimum, the participants should be assigned to a supervisory level position, such as Company Officer (CO).

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 11.00 hours – State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • 11.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]

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