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Presentation Title: Fully Involved Leadership

Presentation abstract: FULLY INVOLVED is geared toward professionals who wish to expand their abilities in leadership. This presentation is aimed at anyone who wishes to lead at any level. FULLY INVOLVED is rooted in improving team performance and has application in both the public and private sectors. FULLY INVOLVED has worked for over 40 years in professional football, the fire service, and applies to the business world as well. Thousands of fire service professionals have attended the FULLY INVOLVED Leadership Seminars and are now among the involved. "Getting team members to pull towards a common goal is a key component in successful operations. FULLY INVOLVED gives students the tools to create a pact that is applicable to all levels of the organization."

Target audience: This presentation is aimed at those who wish to lead at any level, from firefighter to chief officer. Leadership pacts and building trust are key components of the presentation.

Learning objectives: At the completion of this presentation, the student will better understand leadership principles as outlined in the Fully Involved Standard of performance and have improved leadership skills; Do your job, treat people right, give all out effort, and have an all in attitude. Students will have the opportunity to exchange leadership styles, as well as learn about the Fully Involved 10/10 Leadership pact. Strong leadership is key to successful outcomes in emergency incidents wether it is a fire, mass casualty, or terrorist event. Strong leadership is essential to mitigating high stress incidents. 

MARK vonAPPEN, a member of the fire service since 1998, is assigned to the suppression division where he holds the rank of captain. He is a committee member for California State Fire Training and has contributed to the development of Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention curriculums. Mark has been published in Fire Engineering Magazine, Fire Service Warrior, and is the creator of the fire service leadership blog FULLY INVOLVED. He is an instructor for the Santa Clara County Joint Fire Academy, a recruit Instructor for Palo Alto Fire, an academy instructor at Evergreen Community College, and a member of the “Nobody Gets Left Behind” training group. He has been involved in public speaking since 2005. 


“Fully Involved Leadership is just the thing to give your moral compass a shot in the arm. The program inspires the participants to take charge of their attitude and effort, regardless of their situation, and strive for the common goal of carrying out the mission we swore to complete. This program rekindled a fire in me that I haven't felt since I was a firefighter. It is applicable to all levels of the organization. I highly recommend attending this program.” Christopher W. Cross Chief 

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