The Center for Executive Development (CED) at Mays Business School has teamed up with Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to offer a new capstone program for fire service leaders. The Fire Service Chief Executive Officer (FSCEO) certificate program is designed to provide executive level professional development for company and chief officers within the fire service. It is geared toward those who have already completed NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I-IV and are looking for advanced training.

The class is a natural progression for the program that provides customized management training for organizations in a variety of industries. Each program is created in partnership with the client.

The inaugural Fire Service CEO class will be June 4-8 at the CED on the Texas A&M University campus. Topics covered will include the challenges of leadership, ethics, creativity and innovation, strategic management and planning, managing change and transition, media relations and stress management.

“It is a tremendous opportunity for officers in the fire service,” said Brandi Plunkett, program director for Leadership Development at TEEX’s Emergency Services Training Institute. “We are very proud to offer a program that is of exceptional quality, yet is accessible for volunteer and municipal fire officers in terms of time and expense. This new certificate program will provide fire service leaders an opportunity to gain a broader perspective of executive level issues as they interact with business professors, corporate leaders and fellow fire chiefs from around the state and nation.”

The four-day program will be presented by professors from Mays who deliver classes for the Executive MBA Program as well as corporate clients of the CED.

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