Leadership Essentials

Pre-Requisites: n/a


Leadership Essentials—an excerpt of the Pragmatic Leadership™ Program—blends self-assessment, theory, practice, reflection, and accountability to challenge and enable the participant to enhance their leadership of self and with others. Participants should expect to be engaged through 13 weeks of learning: self-study (8 weeks interspersed) and in-class (8 days over 5 weeks* interspersed).

As a lead-in to leadership, this program has been adapted to focus on development in three of the Pragmatic Leadership™ domains:

Intrapersonal: emotional intelligence, accountability, values, and self-development

Learning: learning how to learn, reflective practice, developing others, and fostering learning environments

Interpersonal: coaching skills for leaders, stakeholder engagement, and feedback

Pragmatic Leadership™ was developed based on the experience, philosophy, and principles of an organizational leadership coach and a senior military officer. Initially developed for senior corporate executives and leaders, FESTI is pleased to offer Pragmatic Leadership™ and Leadership Essentials and to bring this innovative leadership development opportunity to the fire and emergency services sector.

Course Delivery:
Online learning is delivered through Cognascent’s online learning platform. The online work consists of downloaded reading, videos, and multimedia presentations. We anticipate approximately 14 hours of online / independent learning over 6 weeks.

Fieldwork exercises provide the structure to participants to continue their skills practice and knowledge development in the workplace. We anticipate approximately 8 hours of fieldwork over 3 weeks (overlapping one week with online work).

In-class learning consists of 8 days (across 5 weeks*) in-class at FESTI, delivered by Mia Eng, co-creator of Pragmatic Leadership™ and certified professional coach, and other Cognascent associates. All Cognascent program facilitators are current or former business, military, and emergency services leaders who have completed graduate level studies in Leadership. This represents 7 hours per day of 8 days in-class, for a total of 56 hours.

Pragmatic Leadership™ is intended to offer Fire Officers a holistic approach to leadership which transcends management on the fire ground while still respecting the tenets of incident command and fire service management. The eight domains of Pragmatic Leadership™ complement the management skills taught in fire officer training with the leadership presence to direct, motivate, and enable others to achieve a common goal or purpose.

Course Duration: 13 weeks blended learning (6 weeks online and 8 days in-class)

Course Dates: Please contact leadership@cognascent.co for 2016 course dates.

Fee: Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.
Contact: Email leadership@cognascent.co for more information.

Price: $1,500.00

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