Education

Download the complete education program (pdf) for the 2018 LMA Conference, including session descriptions and speaker information.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Thursday, April 5

Time Session
8:30 - 10 AM General Session: Leadership and Team Work
10:20 - 11:50 AM Overcoming Differences: How LMA Can Help You
10:20 - 11:50 AM A Tale of 3 Cities: Best Practices from Chiefs and Presidents
10:20 - 11:50 AM Institutionalizing a Labor-Management Program in Your Department
Noon - 1 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
1 - 2:30 PM Keeping the Agenda: Effective Communications and Meetings
1 - 2:30 PM Navigating Politics as a Team
1 - 2:30 PM What's New with the Wellness-Fitness Initiative?
 2:30 - 2:50 PM  Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:50 - 4:20 PM Labor Relations Beyond the Local
2:50 - 4:20 PM The Difference-Maker: Understanding Generations
2:50 - 4:20 PM Making the Call: Finding Support at the IAFF Center of Excellence
 4:30 - 6:30 PM  Networking Reception with Exhibitors 

Friday, April 6

Time Session
8:30 - 10AM Labor Management Committee: Your Guide to Success
8:30 - 10AM The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Rewards and Challenges to Labor-Management Relationships
8:30 - 10AM Practical Employee Relations for Leaders in Fire Service
 10 - 10:20 AM Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:20 - 11:50 AM Achieving Labor Management Success in Non-Collective Bargaining
10:20 - 11:50 AM Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
10:20 - 11:50 AM From Recruitment to Retention: The Power of Inclusion
Noon - 1 PM Lunch
1 - 2:30 PM IAFF Center of Excellence: Diving Deeper
1 - 2:30 PM Decision-Making and Effective Change Management
1 - 2:30 PM Panel Q&A: Establishing Core Values and How They Build & Sustain Labor-Management Relations
 2:30 - 2:50 PM  Break in the Exhibit Hall
2:50 - 4 PM Closing General Session: Open Forum