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Alaska EMS Leadership Academy, May 2022 - AK services only

May 16 - May 20, 2022
Crowne Plaza Anchorage - Midtown
109 W. International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99518
Fee: None – Student scholarships provided by Alaska Office of EMS: Includes tuition (valued at $2500), travel, lodging & per diem.
Prerequisite: Evidence of completion of ICS 100 & 200. The State EMS Office can assist those who do not have these certificates.

SafeTech Solutions' EMS Leadership Academy "Foundation in Leadership" course will be held May 16-20, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska. These five days of courses begin with the everyday challenges facing EMS leaders, and end in helping participants become the best EMS leaders they can be. Participants learn to manage with leadership in mind. Sessions run 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except for Friday, May 20, which ends at 3:00 PM). The primary goals of the course are to:

  • Motivate and build enthusiasm in people to become leaders;
  • Create a starting point for positive leadership that is grounded in building amazing cultures and workplaces;
  • Inspire a new vision in leaders to see themselves as successful influencers;
  • Help leaders cultivate a sustainable and healthy practice of leadership;
  • Arm leaders with practical resources, skills and tools to start being positive and effective organizational change agents; and 
  • Unite the leadership team around a shared leadership approach and language.

Beginning with the challenges and issues facing today's organizations, the program advances a deep understanding of the basics of human motivation, organizational culture and employee engagement to develop a foundation for leading (not just managing) these challenges. Participants learn to reflect on their own roots and their own current place in the journey to see the specific skills, talents, actions and behaviors each needs to develop and hone. 

In a dynamic, enjoyable, participatory and interactive setting we invite participants to become deeply immersed in leadership. Specifically, Foundation in Leadership will: 

  • Show why good leaders are critical to success in today's emergency services organization;
  • Create a practical definition and understanding of leadership and how it differs from management;
  • Explore sources of influence and how influence actually works;
  • Explain basic human motivation, how brains work and what people want from work;
  • Review the differing approaches to leading and influence;
  • Reflect on what we personally bring to leadership and how our personal leadership strengths and challenges show up;
  • Analyze today's workforce and how to influence, motivate and actually satisfy a new generation of workers;
  • Learn about creating organizational cultures of high employee engagement; 
  • Define accountability and how to cultivate real accountability without drama;
  • Get crystal clear about drama and toxic employees and how to deal with them effectively;
  • Demonstrate how to use storytelling as an essential and effective skill for motivation and influence;
  • Find a new appreciation for imagination in seeing the way forward; and 
  • Learn how to maintain balance in leading amid fear, challenges, time constraints, difficult bosses and unexpected adversity.

Foundation in Leadership will get participants to think, laugh, reflect, question, debate, stretch and recharge - all essential ingredients to long-term positive leadership. Our aim is to make this one of the most challenging yet satisfying educational experiences of one's life.


*** The Class is Now Full. Please Contact Megan McCabe ( or Complete the Form Below to be Placed on a Wait List. ***

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