Practical Support for the Changing World at Work 
Linda F. Willing
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Grand Lake, CO
80447
970-531-2388
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Linda F. Willing

President,
RealWorld Training & Consulting
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"As a fire officer, as a trainer, and as a person, I have always been pragmatic, optimistic, and not afraid to deal with the real world. I work hard to bring out the best in people. I believe that change, when handled appropriately, can be a winning proposition for everyone."

  -Linda F. Willing

 

 

 

 

 

Commitment

RealWorld Training & Consulting is committed to helping individuals and organizations be the best they can be. Please call or email with any special needs or concerns.

Change is inevitable

Are you ready for the challenges you will face as your workplace diversifies?

RealWorld Training & Consulting offers practical educational and advisory support for fire and emergency services, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. All programs are customized to meet the client's unique needs. Click here for an overview of our training and consulting options.

 

FRI 2014: Accidents, Mistakes, and Bad Decisions. Here is the class handout and reference list from that session.

 

On the Line: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories

This book features more than 35 profiles of women firefighters from across the United States and Canada. Women from the largest paid departments to the smallest volunteer agencies share their successes and challenges, and their best stories from being on the line, in service to their communities.

This book makes a great gift! It is also a positive recruiting tool that every fire department should have.

Available now through major online booksellers. Signed copies may be purchased below.

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Ending Workplace Harassment:  What Will it Take?

During a workshop at an IAFF Human Relations Conference, participants were challenged to come up with real solutions related to factors that enable the continuation of workplace harassment.  Through a brainstorming technique, many ideas were generated in a very short period of time.  Here are the ideas that came out of that session.

 

Rethinking Recruitment

Here are some creative ideas for maximizing and re-energizing recruitment efforts on your department, especially as they apply to bringing in qualified female applicants.

Please note! RealWorld Training & Consulting has a new telephone number: 970-531-2388

 

 

 

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From this month's issue:

A World Without Women

The last time the Cleveland Fire Department hired a woman was in 1989.

Let that sink in. For nearly thirty years, Cleveland Fire, a department of 750 members, has hired no women at all. In those years, the few women who were hired prior to 1989 have mostly left or retired, leaving just four on the force, all planning retirement in the next couple years.

In response to this reality, the fire chief stated, "That's why the red flag goes up even more absolutely." He also stated that he noticed the gap after traveling the nation and working with other female chiefs.....more

What clients have to say:

"It is refreshing having someone who is not afraid to say it how it is, especially in a constructive manner."

Firefighter, California

Read more from clients....

 

This month's resource pick:

Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe. Grand Central Publishing, New York, 2015. This book’s author understands that you are busy—too busy—and he does not waste your time. In short, well summarized chapters, this book looks at current research related to attention, multitasking, and setting priorities... more

 

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