Leadership / Officer Development Program (ODP)
Learning and professional exchange with your European colleagues is facilitated online, using a variety of learning methods. On completing the program, you will have acquired knowledge and skills you can use in your place of work, and you will have expanded your professional network for future collaboration.
The program is aimed at European fire officers who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior/executive level. A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution for higher education is required for entry, as well as proficiency in English at the B2/C1 level.
Jakob Vedsted Andersen
The program content will take shape following four main program themes that were inspired by FEU meeting outcomes and international developments. These themes are:
• Leadership and organizational development within the fire services
• Voice and internal business Europe/EU
• Demographic changes and disaster response
• Business intelligence and data
Leadership, development & presentation
Leadership and organizational development within the fire services
Examples of topics are volunteering within the fire services, integrity and HR issues and dilemmas.
Voice and internal business Europe/EU
How to influence policy and further improve the image and presentation of the fire services at the European level are topics that belong to this theme.
Demographic changes, disaster response & business intelligence
Demographic changes and disaster response
Examples of topics are health and ageing, mobility, urbanization and terrorism, civil protection.
Business intelligence and data
The use of big data, artificial intelligence and how they relate to our industry are part of this theme.
Available online soon
Over the next few months these themes are being developed into a state-of-the-art curriculum, in which we will include the current Covid-19 crisis. The program curriculum will be published online, and we will let you know where to find this information as soon as it becomes available.
A mixture of interactive and inspirational masterclasses
The program will take place online and a maximum of 6 training days will be offered. Delivery will be spread over a period of 4-6 weeks. We will make full use of the possibilities and benefits that online learning offers and work creatively with the limitations it also presents us with.
You can expect a mixture of interactive and inspirational masterclasses and tuition by international experts from within and outside the fire services, practical and research assignments, creative sessions, peer group exchange, and much more. We plan to have some fun as well!