Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy

Followership to Leadership | L-280 | May 15th - 16th

Location Russellville, AR
Event Date(s) May 15, 2019 to May 16, 2019
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Event Description

L-280 - Followership to Leadership


This training course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topics include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, ethical decision-making, and after action review techniques. Some course delivery may be arduous in nature.

Followership to Leadership | Cost: $100

Classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

Classes are scheduled to end each day by 1700 (CT).


  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental leadership principles.
  • Students will assess their individual traits and motivation for entering into a leadership role.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection assessment N/A
  • Pre-course work 4
  • Online training N/A
  • Instructor-led training 16
  • Total Hours 20
  • Target Group
  • Personnel desiring to be qualified as a Single Resource Boss.

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead instructor must be qualified as any Single Resource Boss.
Unit instructors must have a supervisory qualification in any ICS function (operations or support).
See NWCG Instructor Certification at the beginning of this Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Experience on incident assignments in operations or support functions.
Successful completion of L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service.
Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

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