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Helping Members Find Their Spark Through Mentoring FRI Pre-Conference Course

  • August 12 - 13, 2024
  • Dallas, TX
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Course Description
“Helping Members Find Their Spark Through Mentoring” is a free class that 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 issue with a mentoring program
Students wishing to participate must apply to participate in this course by submitting this form.

Fire-Rescue International Conference Registration and Hotel
Students from volunteer and combination departments who participate in this two-day pre-conference course may receive free full conference registration for Fire-Rescue International to further their education. If FRI full conference registration is provided, we will also cover one (1) hotel room per student for up to six (6) nights - Sunday, August 11 - Saturday, August 17. You are not required to stay for the duration of the conference to participate in this course. We will only reimburse meals for two (2) travel days and dinner on course days. 

This class is offered free of charge and is limited to 20 attendees. 

Travel Reimbursement Policy
Student travel expenses (mileage/airfare, hotel, Lyft/Uber/taxi, etc.) to and from the course are reimbursable within IAFC guidelines if you are with a volunteer or combination department and traveling within the United States. Once you are admitted to the class you will receive information regarding the travel reimbursement. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days of the course.

You will receive an email notifying you if you are selected to participate in this course. You are not enrolled in this course until you receive an email from a member of the IAFC staff confirming your seat.

Please note our cancellation policy: You cannot attend Workforce Solutions IAFC courses for 1 year or with the approval of the Program Manager if you do not show up for your course or if you do not send us a written cancelation containing a valid reason within 7 days of the course start date. This applies to the following courses: Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Certification, Developing Inclusive Teams Workshop, Building Collaborative Teams, and Helping Members Find Their Spark Through Mentoring.  

Questions? Contact Kaitlin Lutz at klutz@iafc.org and Taylor Munday at tmunday@iafc.org

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