L-280, Followership to Leadership

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Course Description

This training course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topics include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, ethical decision-making, and after action review techniques. Some course delivery may be arduous in nature.

Course Objective:

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental leadership principles.
  • Students will assess their individual traits and motivation for entering into a leadership role.

Course Delivery

Information not available at this time.

Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work4
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training16
Total Hours20

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for L-280 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:

None

Course Recommended For:

Personnel desiring to be qualified as a single resource boss.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Experience on incident assignments in operations or support functions.

Successful completion of L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service.

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Associated Position Task Books

Information not available at this time.

Functional Area: 
Operations
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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2018-11-09

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