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VCOS and Tim Shurr Team Up to Offer Valuable Online Leadership Education for the Fire Service

Six-Part Online Leadership Training

The IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section is excited to announce a partnership with Tim Shurr to deliver his “Mesmerizing Leadership” online training series. The fire service provides valuable training resources for the “hard skills” of the profession. Yet, fire chiefs often desire “soft skills” training for leading in uncertain times like now. Managing personality types, improving communication among different generations, and instilling values-based behavior within fire departments are just some of the topics included in the virtual “Mesmerizing Leadership” program. 

These programs will be held online over a three-month period (a series of six one-hour classes every two weeks) and include lecture, Q&A, quizzes, review materials, and a certificate of completion.

The timeline for the classes is as follows:

  • Spring Class: April 7 – June 23, 2020
  • Summer Class: June 2 – August 25, 2020 
  • Fall Class: September 10 – November 19, 2020


“Tim  is unequaled in his ability to create audience participation. We’ve brought him in as the main keynote at two of our national conferences. Our 700 guests are still buzzing about his last program!” Chief John Buckman III, VCOS Education Coordinator.

For more information including cost, specific class dates, and to register, please visit the “Mesmerizing Leadership” course website.

About VCOS 
To provide chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism.

To represent the interests of all volunteer and combination fire/rescue/EMS agencies. We will be a dynamic organization, characterized by our integrity, customer focus and membership development, with value placed on people and the superior utilization of technology. We will excel by creating educational programs, through unrivaled networking, and by helping VCOS members further their success and reach their potential.

Tim Shurr, MA – Award-Winning Speaker, Leadership Coach, Author
Tim is transforming the way leaders build high-performing teams! As an expert in human behavior and influential communication, Tim has facilitated over 15,000 individual coaching sessions and led hundreds of group classes. Through this, he’s discovered the exact formulas for upgrading unconscious beliefs, biases, and habits, so Leaders are able to ignite productivity, collaboration, and morale!

Tim’s strategies are so effective he’s been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, and on the TEDx stage. He’s authored several books and audio courses including The Power of Optimism, Get Out Of Your Way, and Sales Mastery. His latest book, Mesmerizing Leadership Secrets, will be released Fall 2020.
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