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Minnesota Ambulance Association Academy

Free Courses for Rural EMS Resources & Medical Directors

Being an EMS Medical Director, especially in a rural setting, can be a rewarding yet challenging task. In an effort to make this role less challenging, the Minnesota Ambulance Association, in partnership with the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board and funded by the Minnesota Department of Health-Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, has developed a Medical Director’s membership page. On it is the newly developed Medical Director’s web-based educational course which is free of charge.

In the future, this page will be available, as a resource to present new topics in EMS Medical Direction, new topics in EMS leadership, educational opportunities in EMS Medical Direction and options to interact with each other via telecommunication platforms on a regional and state wide basis. Please have a look.

Your feedback on new topics that would be relevant to your work in EMS that could be discussed on this page would be encouraged.

Mike Wilcox, MD

ICLD I ~ Leadership Foundations & Principles

This module is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to leadership, ethics, character, supervision, communication and self-development for the Emerging Leaders.  It is based on the principle that all law enforcement professionals must lead within their scope of responsibility and must be given the tools to understand what oie_transparent (1)leadership looks like, feels like and sounds like.  It is designed to fill the void of leadership training which traditionally exists between entry level and mid-level supervision. The program stresses the importance of understanding the true definition of policing and how participant’s actions and their organizational mission must align with that definition. 

ICLD II ~ Leadership Theories & Practices

This module is your comprehensive journey through leadership education. This course is designed to raise participants level of organizational thought and team-building by focusing on theories and practices of organizational leaders from both private and public sectors who have made monumental changes within their organizations.

Your faculty and video segments from select instructors in the module illustrate several exemplary examples of organizational leadership success and introduce participants to methods and rationale behind these highly successful best practices.  This course of instruction features segments from leadership giants John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Howard Schultz, Jeff Canter, Sheriff Ray Nash, General Stanley Mc Chrystal and many more.  The curriculum includes summaries of three best-selling books in leadership. 

ICLD III~ Leadership Application & Advancement

This module addresses the balance of humanistic and tactical approaches to law enforcement and corrections leadership.

It focuses on understanding the human factors of police leadership and how if used effectively, it can change the internal culture and external perception of an organization.   The module is steeped in emotional intelligence and self-realism, containing modules featuring Advanced Emotional Intelligence, Human Factors in Policing, Adaptive Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Servant Leadership, Credible Leadership, Toxic Leadership, Community Leadership, Tactical Leadership and the Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals.  Each of these modules are designed to make students take an introspective look at how they apply leadership practices both internally and externally.

As with other modules, it contains segments from experts in the field of organizational leadership that reinforces the curriculum and prepare students for the practical applications.

ICLD IV ~ Leadership Competency & Mastery

This module provides an opportunity to understand and perform the complex knowledge, skills and tasks that exemplary leaders perform.

The content was researched and field tested for over a period of more than 30 years in university and justice and public safety environments including police, corrections, customs, immigration, homeland security and private security.  It is based on the breakthrough Law Enforcement transformation textbook.  The course was filmed at LAPD and piloted in collaboration with Deputy Chief Mark Perez and his Team of Leaders at the Los Angeles Police Department.  This highly competent team was carefully selected to be able demonstrate the skills involved of Credible Leadership throughout the course.

The breakthrough of this course is that officers are now able take self-responsibility for mastering the 60 Skills that enable them to perform the 40 Tasks and Responsibilities that research has revealed are critical for leadership success in justice and public safety.  Never before has professional leadership been so well-defined and distilled so that it is easily and quickly learned.  The course is a research-based, online, performance enhancement learning process that equips leaders to express more empathic caring, be more ethically conscious, and more capable of developing themselves, other leaders, teams and organizations.