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Identifying and preparing the next generation of leaders for your department is a critical responsibility. What will happen to all of the hard work you’ve put into your organization when it comes time for you to leave? Who will take your organization to the next level? Will they be ready to face the challenges that await them? Will they know how? Training your replacement takes work. Making a plan, finding a candidate, helping them develop, and handing off the reins isn’t just a good strategy; it is the only choice for your organization to survive. It can take time, money, and work and may seem counterintuitive to train people for a job they aren’t currently doing, but the “Train Your Replacement” mindset and the four steps it requires will help your organization get ready for the next set of challenges. This intensively participative workshop helps attendees evaluate their organization and themselves with the goal of “deepening the bench” of future emergency services leaders.
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