may, 2019

15may8:00 am9:45 amGoing the Distance on Your Road to Leadership8:00 am - 9:45 am Session Type:ClassroomTime Slot:8:00AM - 9:45AM


Class Details

This class is about living your life as a leader by developing and reinforcing daily habits and setting goals that you put into action to strengthen your leadership development. We will go beyond the usual discussion of character traits and map out a course of action that will put you on a road of successful personal growth. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this class offers a plan of action to fit everyone as we identify the high standards of leadership, your current performance, and how to close the gap. This interactive class will get you to think about yourself from a broad perspective and help you identify where you can start, or strengthen, your leadership development. Participants will identify how to reinforce or change patterns of behavior in order to strengthen leadership transformation and development and apply leadership skills to everyday life. In addition, they will realize how specific goal setting produces desired results with leadership actions and behaviors. We will also discuss how to change others’ perception of you as you focus on your leadership goals through practice and practical application. This interactive class will compel the participants to reevaluate some of their actions and behavior and to make change as they develop, or reinforce, their leadership skills. We will walk through a few of the most important characteristics of leadership but, more importantly, how to implement these characteristics in everyday life. The process of transformation and changing perception will be studied and I will provide a detailed look at the types of goal setting that strengthens leadership behavior. My goal is to go beyond the typical leadership class as we discuss how to put it all into action to change habits and develop a new normal of the leader within you. This class is for everyone. The experienced chief and the newest rookie will gain valuable insight into the process of tapping into the toolbox of brainwork where leadership habits are developed and strengthened. Leadership is about people, the fire service is about people, and great leaders understand how to live their lives as leaders so that putting others first is natural to them. This interactive class puts the pieces together for all members of the fire service.


(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 9:45 am

Speakers for this event

  • Paul Strong

    Paul Strong

    Battalion Chief, Valley Regional Fire (WA)

    Paul Strong entered the fire service in 1990 and is currently a Battalion Chief at the Valley Regional Fire Authority in King County Washington. Paul has been an educator in the public and private sectors for over 24 years. He has served as a training officer, medical program specialist, hazmat technician, and a rope/dive rescue technician. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Washington State Fire Training Academy as well as the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Paul’s focus in education is providing energetic programs that keep the audience engaged through interactive participation and thought provoking delivery. Paul has well over two decades of delivering effectual classroom and conference programs to police, fire, and EMS personnel as well as private business leaders and industry workforce.

    Battalion Chief, Valley Regional Fire (WA)