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.

 

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:

Filming in the Public Sector

Most firefighters and paramedics do not like it when members of the public film them when they are at work. Video recording is intrusive and distracting, and feels like a violation of privacy. So what should you do about it? Ask the person to stop? Yell at them? How about calling the police and having that person arrested on criminal charges?

This last option was exercised by an ambulance crew in Little Canada, MN when a freelance videographer, Andrew Henderson, decided to film paramedics at work outside his apartment building on October 30, 2012.

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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

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This month's resource pick:
Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure by F. A. Worsley. WW Norton and Sons, 1931, 1999. Frank Worsley writes about the famous expedition with Ernest Shackleton in 1914 that resulted in the loss of the ship and near-miraculous efforts that led to all 28 men surviving for nearly two years on the Antarctic ice. Worsley is the perfect example of the team member every explorer would want to have... more

 

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