Officer Development Program (ODP)

Leadership training for all ranks.

The IAFC's Officer Development Program (ODP) was designed to prepare officers at various levels 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. Check out the learning objectives for each level of the Officer Development Program below.

Want to know more? Check out these resources:

ODP PowerPoint Overview
ODP Webinar

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Company Officer Leadership Symposium (COLS)

Gain tactical and strategic skills while making valuable connections with experience professionals and fellow emerging leaders. COLS is a three-level program designed to meet the specific management and training needs of company officers based on their roles and responsibilities. 

Chief Officer Leadership Symposium (CHIEF)

Increase your skills in leadership and gain tools to successfully move up in your organization. CHIEF is a two-level program, one for those new to the role and the other for more veteran officers. Discover topics such as community risk reduction, HR, operations and health and safety. 

Executive Chief Officer Leadership Symposium (ECO)

Engage with business executives and successful chiefs who share valuable insights on excelling as a leader at the highest level. ECO is a two-level program, intended for both aspiring and current chiefs. The courses focuses on community marketing, research and data, mutual aid and mergers. 

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ODP Policies for Credit and Transcripts

ODP attendees must attend all sessions/days of the program in order to receive credit. Attendees cannot pick-and-choose between different levels of the program, nor can you complete part of the program one year at one location and finish it at a later date or location.

For example: if you register as ODP-CHIEF II, you must attend all CHIEF II sessions including daily briefings, the General Session, and dedicated expo time.

FRI attendees are provided the opportunity to print transcripts and certificates onsite. Attendees will also be able to print certificates/transcripts from www.iafc.org/fri after FRI.

It is the attendee's responsibility to obtain his/her transcript and ensure it is accurate.