Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change

NFA105 – 11.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

NFA logoIn this 2-day course, students will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership.  Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change. 


Incident Command System ICS-100 and ICS-200

Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • Laptop or tablet to view student manual and exercises. 

Attendance Requirements

To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and successfully complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and pass the end of course exam to receive course completion.  During the course, your instructor will review any additional requirements. 

ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS)

ICS-800 National Response Framework 

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Students will recognize where their authority comes from, what the boundaries of their authority are, and what can compromise their authority.
  • This forms the foundation for the students to recognize the distinctions between acting as an authority figure and exercising leadership to effect change within their organizations.

Suggested Audience

The target audience for all of the executive skills series courses consists of fire and emergency service personnel in positions of authority who have an opportunity to exercise leadership.  At a minimum, the students should be assigned to a supervisory level position, such as Company Officer (CO). 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 11.00 hours – State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • 11.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]