WFS Training & Development Weekend
16th National Training & Development weekend at the Fire Service College
Women in the Fire Service are holding their annual Training & Development Weekend at the Fire Service College on 17-19 June 2016. This is a great opportunity for women from all roles across the UK FRS to come together, to learn from each other and share experiences. The venue is ideal, combining excellent fire ground resources , state of the art command suite, great classroom facilities along with on site accommodation.
The event includes workshops such as the Multi Incident Scenarios, a full day of challenges aimed at firefighters and supervisory level managers. Urban Search and Rescue, includes demonstrations by the USAR dogs, and Incident Command takes place in the 360 degree simulation suite. For those wishing to “have a go” there is the “Be a Firefighter” session, or Driving experience, for those keen to get behind the wheel of the fire appliance.
We also have sessions on offer looking at Unconscious Bias, Developing yourself and others, Fire Investigation, Conflict/Difficult Discussions, Hoarding Disorder, Mindfulness, Personal Resilience, Leadership and Yoga. A very broad range of topics, still including the old favourites whilst introducing some new and topical subjects, offering a great programme for operational, administrative and support employees.
Our keynote speaker will be the inspirational Sally Sheen, formerly Chief Executive of the Fire Service College and currently leading on the people and culture aspects of a radical transformation programme for the police. She has held a wide range of senior leadership and operational leadership roles during a career which has spanned commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.
The cost of the WFS weekend is £410.00, including accommodation and meals. This event offers great value for money, delivering both professional development and fantastic networking opportunities. Delegates go away from WFS events enthused, inspired and confident to bring positive change back to their workplace. See below to read some of the feedback from last year’s delegates: