The IAFC's Officer Development Program (ODP) was designed to prepare chiefs for future career advancement while giving them the leadership skills to excel in their current position.
The program was designed to be meet the necessary Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) as outlined in NFPA 1021 and follows leadership standards published in the Officer Development Handbook.
Special Scholarship Opportunity
The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation will award one qualified individual with a scholarship to attend the Company Officer Leadership Symposium (COLS) at FRI. This scholarship award will include the COLS registration fee and a $300 stipend for travel expenses. The deadline to apply is June 1. Apply today!
New Executive Chief Officer Leadership Symposium- Level II (ECO II)
This Executive Chief Officer Leadership Symposium is made up of two levels, the second being our newest and final level of the Officer Development Program. Upon completion of this level participants are ready to advance toward becoming a chief. The courses in this new level focus on marketing within your community, government relations and interacting with your city/county manager. Attendees get the opportunity to learn from business executives and successful chiefs who share valuable insight about how to excel as a leader at the highest level.
Company Officer Leadership Symposium (COLS)
The Company Officer Leadership Symposium was designed based on valuable feedback that today's company officers needed specific leadership training geared toward their department responsibilities. This comprehensive program has set learning objectives, many of which meet the JPRs as outlined in NFPA 1021 (Fire Officer 1 and II) and the IAFC Self-Development Dimensions.
Chief Officer Leadership Symposium (CHIEF)
The Chief Officer Leadership Symposium program consists of two levels, one for those new to role and the other for more veteran officers. Attendees learn from instructors with years of fire and emergency service and life experience in areas such as mentoring, human resources, fire service law, fire prevention, community relations, and health and safety. CHIEF learning objectives support JPRs outlined in NFPA 1021 (Fire Officer III and IV) and the IAFC Self-Development Dimensions.