This two-day fast paced leadership program is intended for ESLI Graduates, however, any officer from Battalion Chief to Fire Chief, career or volunteer are welcome to register. The program is designed to encourage and empower fire service leaders to grow, learn and lead. The ESLI program is a series of 2-day classes, each addressing a specific focus area or geared towards the unique needs of the fire service to give current and aspiring leaders a better foundation for their professional growth. The most highly valued benefit of this program is the ability to network and share both experiences and challenges with industry peers.

The cost is $150 per student and space is limited. Registration is OPEN! Select 3-day conference and add the Two Bugles and Beyond or register for just the symposium by selecting Registration By Day. On the agenda selection page of registration, choose to add the Two Bugles and Beyond ESLI Symposium.

Monday, January 8 (Day 1)

Topic Instructor Time
Welcome and Opening Remarks Bureau Chief
James White, Foundation Chair
8:00am – 8:30am
Surviving and Thriving as a Leader Richard Talbert
Kingman Schuldt
David Downey
8:30 am – 10:20 am
BREAK   10:20 am – 10:35 am
EFO, CFO, CMO, MPA, MSM, MBA navigating the alphabet soup of professional career advancement path Jeffery Lindsey
Trip Barrs
10:35 am – 12:00 pm
LUNCH On Your Own 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Effective Communications
Social Media
Customer Service
FFCA PIO Section:
Mike Jachles, Chair
Corey Dobridnia, Vice Chair
Joel Gordon, Past Chair
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BREAK   3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Emotional Intelligence
CISM and Peer Support
TBA 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, January 9 (Day 2)

Topic Instructor Time
“Grieve This” A Labor Management discussion Wayne Bernoska, FPF President
Walter Dix, IAFF 12th DVP
Loren Mock, Fire Chief
Otto Drozd, Fire Chief (Retired)
Rand Napoli, Moderator
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Ethical Leadership, and Communications with
Generational Differences
Eric Lang
Chantal Botting
10:00 am – 11:45 pm
Lunch On Your Own 11:45 pm – 12:45 pm
Safety Culture, The Officers Role Chris Bator
James Angle
12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
BREAK 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
1Q, 2Q, IQ or EQ?
Your Budget Knows
David Kilbury
Michael Johansmeyer
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks FFCA Executive Director
Harold Theus, FFCA President
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm