L-580, Leadership Is Action, N/A

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Description

This is a continuing education opportunity available to senior fire management leaders. The intent is to foster exchange of knowledge and experience in the art of leading during high-risk and complex incidents.

THIS IS NOT A COURSE PACKAGE AVAILABLE FROM THE NWCG PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. Specific course information can be found at the Wildland Fire Leadership website https://nwcg.gov/wfldp.

Selected course materials should address these topics:

  • Focus on leadership actions, decision-making, and critical thinking at the strategic level
  • Include structured facilitation of interactive group discussions and/or activities
  • Involve pre- and/or post-study activities related to the specific event

Objectives

  • L-580 is designed to illicit an emotional impact driving behavioral/leadership changes within senior leadership of organizations; these leaders often have decades of experience and fixed behaviors.

Target Group

Senior-level leaders and decision makers, including, but not restricted to, Agency Administrators and Incident Management Organizations (Type 1, Type 2, Area Command, and NIMO).  Senior-level leaders and decision makers, including, but not restricted to, IMT Command and General Staff, fire and aviation leaders from national, regional, or state offices, and Agency Administrators/Line Officers involved in managing complex incidents.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

  • Previous attendance at other L-courses is highly recommended.
  • Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can now be found on the NWCG Wildland Fire Learning Portal (WFLP), https://wildlandfirelearningportal.net/.  Log on as a guest to search for session offerings of this course and to view other public content.  To search for a specific course, use the "Find Learning" menu item at the top of the page, then select "Upcoming Courses.”  To view Geographic Area training schedules, select the specific "Geographic Area" information using the drop-down menu at the top of the page.  Contact your local training officer for more information about local course sessions.

Delivery

Delivery varies by provider.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course workVaries
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led trainingVaries
Total HoursVaries

Course Level

National

Minimum Instructor Qualifications

For instructions on how to become a course provider, including course design criteria, minimum instructor qualifications, and certification process, refer to Reference Materials for Becoming an L-Course Provider (document will be available in early February).

This course is managed by the L-580 National Steering Committee.

Curriculum lead contact list.

See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.

 

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Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2020-04-24

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