Monday - July 25 - 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
It’s hard, and expensive, to develop well rounded EMS leaders. Conservative estimates place the average cost to train a new leader at half their salary. Mentoring can be a strong component in EMS leader development, but effective mentoring requires complex skills that must be taught, practiced and mastered. Crafting a successful mentoring program can be a much more difficult task than it seems, and, sadly, many EMS and public safety initiatives over the years have not delivered the desired results. And many agencies have seen their mentoring programs start strong but quickly fizzle and fade away.
Modern mentoring relationships are now seen as collaborative processes in which mentees and mentors take part in reciprocal and dynamic activities such as planning, acting, reflecting, questioning and problem solving. A well-executed mentoring program brings measurable benefits for mentees, mentors and the entire organization and the community it serves.
What you will learn:
For this in-depth session, Brian LaCroix, Co-founder of Cambridge Consulting Group and longtime EMS leader of Allina Health; Bruce Evans, Fire Chief of Upper Pine River FPD and current President of the National Association of EMTs; and Dr. Jay Fitch, Founding Partner at Fitch & Associates, team up to outline multiple mentoring models along with strategies and tactics to design and implement a successful EMS mentoring program.