Saturday, March 7 - Achieve Your Leadership Potential - All Day Leadership Program

“The Buck Stops Here: Creating & Maintaining a Culture of Accountability”

Let’s explore the concept of accountability as a leadership principle from multiple perspectives. Leaders do not blame others for what happens, they make things right and create an environment where others can succeed.  What exactly does accountability look like, and how can leaders learn to foster it within their organizations?

Severe Weather and A New Chief…. The not so perfect storm. 

On September 17, 2019 severe weather threatened Chesterfield County Virginia, resulting in several incident responses from a EF2 Tornado.  The tornado covered approximately nine miles of destruction path, caused serve damage to several large structures, and was responsible for several building collapses along the Hull Street Road corridor.  This class will focus on the lessons learned from the after-action report, to include organizational, incident and timeline overview, incident response, mitigation, demobilization phases.  We will then take a detailed look at the lessons learned from the above areas so that other may learn from our experience.  The class will include audio of first-hand video footage, incident wave file, and other auditory components to illustrate the lessons reinforced and learned.   Those lessons include command presence, ICS organizational and strategic guidance during high risk, low frequency emergency events.  I look forward to a engaging in a facilitated discussion during our time together. 

Protecting Your Brand 

In today’s climate and culture protecting your brand or that of the organization you work for or represent is more challenging than ever, but it doesn’t have to be.  This class will look at organizations who have been successful at protecting their brand as well as those who haven’t been successful in protecting their brand.  Collectively we will facilitate a conversation on how you can be the change agent and create a culture of members who willing step up and protect your organization brand in all interactions. 

 

Our Talented Instructors

Deputy Fire Chief Timothy McKay: (Chesterfield County Fire and EMS): A 28-year veteran of the fire service, Chief McKay currently serves as the Deputy Fire Chief of Emergency Operations for Chesterfield County Fire and EMS. Prior to his current position, he served as an Assistant Chief and shift commander in Operations, the Director of EMS, an operational battalion chief, and he spent a number several years in the Training Division in various capacities in addition to numerous assignments in the field. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College, a master’s degree in public leadership from Virginia State University and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. He is also a life member and Chief Emeritus of the Farmville Fire Department and is a life member of the Prince Edward Vol. Rescue Squad.

Battalion Chief Justin Adams has been a career firefighter with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS since 2004.  He earned the rank of Lieutenant in 2013 where he served in emergency operations and in the Training and Education Division.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2016, where he continued to serve in the Training and Education Division and as a station captain at fire station 16.  He was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief in 2018 as the Northern Battalion in Emergency Operations and is currently serving as the Director of Emergency Medical Services for Chesterfield County Fire and EMS.  Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration and is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration.  Just began his career volunteering in both the local Fire Department and Rescue Squad in Jarratt, Virginia. 

Captain Chad Vaughan has been a career firefighter with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS since 2008.  He earned the rank of Lieutenant in 2015 where he served in emergency operations.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2018 and served as the station captain of fire station #9. He currently serves as the Deputy Director of Emergency Medical Services for Chesterfield County Fire and EMS. Chad is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and holds a degree in Emergency Medical Services and is currently completing a bachelor’s in organizational leadership.