FLC has always been one of the premier places to attend this program and we're optimistic we can return to our in-person offering in 2021. ODP offers the leadership education that aspiring and current officers need and the courses chiefs want their leadership team to be attending.
Your department can do it all this fall!
Officer Development Program
The Officer Development Program (ODP) was created by the IAFC to meet the job performance requirements outlined in NFPA 1021. Each level of the program has specific learning objectives.
ODP is designed to enhance the leadership skills of officers of all ranks. Find the program that best fits your needs:
Company Officer Leadership Symposium (COLS)
The COLS program is made up of 3 levels focusing on leadership and management skills. This program is perfect for firefighters with company officer aspirations or for company officers looking to enhance their skills to excel in their current role. Special recognition is given to participants who complete all 3 levels and graduate from the COLS program, the levels do not have to be completed sequentially.
Chief Officer Leadership Symposium (CHIEF)
Leadership skills and strategies look different as you take on the role of a Chief Officer. This level of programming is designed for seasoned company officers looking for advancement and new chief officers. The CHIEF program includes topics in the area of safety, health and wellness and operations. For completion of this program attendees must participate in 2 levels of education, they do not need to me completed in a specific order.
Executive Chief Officer (ECO)
This is the first year ECO is being offered as part of FLC. This level of the program is designed for current and aspiring chiefs with 2 targeted levels of education. The courses focus on innovation, mutual aid, consolidation and mergers and other critical topics facing the executive level chief.
Get It All:
Participants will leave with valuable new insights, data and skills to be put to use immediately.
Each attendee will also receive:
Certificate of Completion
Those graduates who complete all the necessary levels in a particular program also receive:
Certificate of Graduation for the Complete Program
ODP Challenge Coin
The Officer Development Program (ODP) was established by the IAFC and offered annually at FLC.