Practical Support for the Changing World at Work 
Linda F. Willing
P.O. Box 148
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.

Now Available!


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:

Flag Flap

Ever wondered how to esclate any conflict instantly and ten-fold? It's simple-- get the American flag involved.

Consider the recent case of the Arlington Fire District near Poughkeepsie, New York. A couple months ago, union officials with the department asked the chief if they could mount American flags to the bumpers of three fire trucks. The chief agreed. Then a member of the fire board noticed a flag on a rig and was upset because the board had not been consulted about the change and he felt the large flag posed a possible safety distraction for other motorists. He called for a board vote on the issue, and the 3-2 outcome resulted in the removal of the flags from the fire apparatus.

So let the backlash begin....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:

Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 2009. Books about ethics tend toward the extremes– either easily accessible but insubstantial as a result, or so ponderous that reading them is like wading through knee-deep mud. This book strikes a good balance... more

 

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