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Managing Officer Program Refresh

The National Fire Academy's (NFA's) Managing Officer Program has been a multiyear curriculum introducing emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management, risk reduction and leadership. The Managing Officer Program has experienced great success since its inception in 2015. However, the program is in need of a refresh to keep current and relevant. The NFA is excited to announce that the first phase of the refresh process is underway.

The NFA employs the ADDIE model of instructional design and is currently in the Analysis Phase of the Managing Officer Program refresh. This analysis is multifaceted and data-driven, and it involves numerous stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs). We anticipate the Analysis Phase to be complete by December 2023. In early 2024, we anticipate the Design Phase to commence by utilizing various contract vehicles and SMEs to design new courses. The Implementation Phase, to include the pilot course offerings, is anticipated to occur in 2025.

Students currently accepted in the Managing Officer Program will be provided adequate time to complete the current program.

As current Managing Officer students complete the program, the NFA will continue to offer the 4 current Managing Officer resident courses to the public:

Applications of Community Risk Reduction (R0385)
Open to the public January 2024
Applications of Leadership in the Culture of Safety (R0388)
Open to the public January 2024
Training and Professional Development Challenges for Fire and Emergency Services Leaders (R0389)
Open to the public January 2025
Analytical Tools for Decision-Making (R0387)
Open to the public January 2025

These courses will be advertised and open to all applicants who meet the minimum criteria for each course!