ESCI Presenting at Learning Lab at FRI 2017

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The Learning Labs are located inside the IAFC Pavilion in exhibit hall and attendance is free.
ESCI staff will present five, 30 minute topics.

 

Friday, July 28, 2017

4:30 PM: Situational Awareness: It’s Not Just for the Fireground Anymore

Jennifer Flaig, Emergency Services Consulting International
Situational Awareness is the ability to scan the environment and sense danger, challenges and opportunities, while maintaining the ability to conduct normal activities. In this session, we discuss how a low concentration of situational awareness, in all aspects of the fire service, can lead to poor decision making and very undesirable, or even legal, consequences.

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

9:45 AM: Managing the New Reality

Sheldon Gilbert:  Chief Executive Officer, ESCI
This session is designed to assist managers, supervisors, and staff in coping with the challenges of the current environment.  ESCI will share innovative, but proven concepts, principles, and techniques that will not only be informative and useful, but also entertaining.  We will discuss what happened to create the current operating environment, and consequences if we don’t change. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and participate as we take a hard look at what is driving the New Reality.

Chief Sheldon Gilbert has served as a metropolitan Fire Chief, private sector Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Executive Officer.  Chief Gilbert is a well-known and respected speaker and leader on a number of fire, EMS, leadership, innovation, business practices and public private partnership topics.


10:15 AM: Moving Forward or Falling Back: Planning for your agency’s Future

Sheldon Gilbert:  Chief Executive Officer, ESCI
ESCI’s presentation “Moving Forward or Falling Back: Planning for your agency’s Future” talks about the changes that face today’s public safety agencies and the importance of planning for the future. Areas discussed include long range master planning, organizational strategic planning as well as how public safety agencies may pursue shared service delivery thorough cooperative efforts including merger, consolidation and other forms of collaboration

Chief Sheldon Gilbert has served as a metropolitan Fire Chief, private sector Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Executive Officer.  Chief Gilbert is a well-known and respected speaker and leader on a number of fire, EMS, leadership, innovation, business practices and public private partnership topics.


10:45 AM: Succession Planning 

Jennifer Flaig, Emergency Services Consulting International
Many organizations find themselves without future leaders because they did not envision events such as high levels of turnover and very young employees being promoted at a very fast rate.  In order to leave your organization better than it was when you got there, you must plan for your departure.  We will discuss the tools you need to create a comprehensive succession plan. Some elements include assignment rotation, soft skills training, and exposure to tasks and relationships that normally occur at higher ranks.


11:15 AM: 
Inclusive Leadership/Impact Bias

Jennifer Flaig, Emergency Services Consulting International
This discussion involves how leaders can recognize and identify the implicit and explicit biases within themselves that may prevent them from assessing their personnel in an accurate way. A pitfall of these biases is that they may prevent leaders from including people who are different than themselves from appropriate inclusion in work activities and career development. All people have unique biases that come from their individual surroundings and upbringing from the day they were born. We will show how to identify personal biases and remove them from your personnel assessments using a method we call Directed Thought.