Building a Training Network

Building a Training Network

This class is designed to offer instruction and direction on how to build a training network. The course focuses on the lack of resources and/or funding to get specific and more importantly relevant training for our people. It stresses on the importance of networking, and how to network. Networking is key, by networking with others we open our rolodex of resources and build our training plans to being more broad and versatile. This presentation offers direction on how to build a training network through discussing budgets, training material, training needs and gaps, operational readiness and cohesion. The course is developed to expose training gaps and guide the student in the direction of how to network, what to look for and from whom to look for it. It offers the tools and lessons needed to build their own training network which will increase their ability to offer and produce practical and mission oriented training.

Course learning Objectives: The purpose of this course is to give the tools needed to training officers and department leaders to build their own working training network. The course discusses how improper training has, can and will hurt someone due to ego and tunnel vision. It discusses why it is important to reach out to other agencies, become each other’s yin-yang by filling their gaps while they fill yours where the network becomes seamless and there is a broad training plan that works for everyone. The intention is to be able to give the guidance on how to create a network, how to use one and the importance a training network will serve. This class will prove why training networks are useful and can also prevent injury or even death.

Instructor: Dave McGlynn, Battalion Chief, West Point Fire Department

May 9, 2019 – 0830 to 1630
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