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Symposium logoThe 10th annual TEEX Leadership Development Symposium in San Marcos, TX, broke previous attendance records with 969 participants, including 27 attendees from other states. The event, held Jan. 8-10, 2018, meets continuing education requirements for Texas emergency responders. It covered topics related to leadership, safety, law and policy, budgeting, health and nutrition, communication, generational differences in the workplace and more
Sessions were led by 30 top subject-matter experts from across the state and nation. Keynote speakers included Corps of Cadets Commandant Brig. Gen. Joe Ramirez Jr. of Texas A&M University, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, President Geoffrey Tumlin of On Demand Leadership, On a Mission CEO David Griffin, Former Army Ranger Kris Paronto and TVA President Todd Dewett. 
“It was especially rewarding to get to talk about leadership with so many professionals who exhibit leadership, integrity, courage, and a commitment to excellence in everything they do every day,” said Gen. Ramirez. “I am certain that symposiums like this only serve to make these men and women who face difficult situations every day, and who have to make tough decisions under difficult circumstances, even better at what they do to serve and protect our communities and their citizens.”
speaker in front of audienceParticipant Mike Richardson, Fire Chief of the Decatur Fire Department, added: “To be successful in challenging times, we have to remember that success is directly dependent upon effective leadership. The TEEX Leadership Development Symposium offers the tools, motivation and timely relevance I need to improve my own abilities, as well as help me to succeed in developing quality leaders for the future of my organization.”
There was no registration fee for Texas first responders to attended the conference, which is sponsored annually by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and funded, in part, by Texas general revenue. 
The 2019 symposium is scheduled for Jan. 7-9 in Frisco, TX.

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I was nervous at the beginning SWEMA meter school, I guess because it was my watch. No need to worry as our SWEMA/TEEX group came together to put on another record setting experience at the SWEMA Meter school. Subject matter experts in every aspect of metering presented and provided valuable information to students. Students of every skill level were excited and talking about their experiences and challenges even after class. I’m excited and already anticipating another great school for 2014….

— Ernest E. Godoy, Participant, SWEMA Texas Meter School
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