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IAFC Mentoring Training - Pilot Course

  • September 23 - 24, 2023
  • Dale City, VA
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IAFC’s Workforce Solutions has a new mentoring course aimed at volunteer and combination departments. “Helping Members Find Their Spark Through Mentoring” teaches students how to start a mentoring program in their department. The course expands on the knowledge gained in the 4-hour web-based training of the same name that all students are required to take before attending the instructor-led training. This course features minimal lecture time but instead focuses on group discussions, small group activities and scenario-based activities. By the end of the course, students will understand how to start and maintain a mentoring program at their department. 

The course focuses on the following six topics:

  • Determining if a mentoring program is right for you and your department
  • Establishing a successful mentoring program
  • Choosing and training mentors
  • Aligning new members with the right mentor
  • Ensuring the long-term success of your program
  • Troubleshooting common issues with a mentoring program

4 hours of pre-work is required to complete this program. Reimbursement of travel costs is available through a FEMA SAFER grant for members attending from volunteer and combination fire departments.

Please direct any questions about this course to Ilhan Abdi: iabdi@iafc.org.

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