Foundational Leadership Program: Designing Tomorrow's Leader

"21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" in the Fire Service Based on the Book by John Maxwell

This 3-day course is designed to present the leadership tenets that have influenced managers and leaders all over the world. Leadership determines the level of effectiveness and influence we have on others and organizations. When all is said and done it is "leadership" that has caused the action. To become an effective leader, the firefighter must know what it takes to make people want to follow. The team approach and having influence on others will be the crux of success, but without leadership abilities the cause is lost before it starts.

Leadership traits are timeless.

This course includes lessons on each of the 21 laws, small group and large group activities, reading assignments, oral presentations, and 6 assignments due post class. The post class assignments are what make this class unique and has received high praise from the evaluations. It is an opportunity to take the lessons learned and put them to practice with a mentor to help with solutions to problems. EXPERIENCE is the key to our growth. Self reflection regarding what was successful and what failed makes us better. The erroneous belief that it is always others that must adapt to OUR ways erodes effectiveness.

"Everything rises and falls on LEADERSHIP!"

For additional information or to register for this program, please contact the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association office at
(614) 410-6322 / (800) 347-3704 or via email at

Cost: $375

Upcoming Classes:


Foundational Leadership Program at Greenville Fire Department

December 9-11, 2024
Greenville Fire Department
100 Public Square
Greenville, OH  45331


Registration will be open until October, or until the class is full.

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