Practical Support for the Changing World at Work 
Linda F. Willing
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Grand Lake, CO
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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.

 

 

 

 

Interested in improving your training methods and outcomes? Read training tips in the tips archive.

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From this month's issue:

Priorities

A US District Court judge in Chicago recently issued an order denying the request of a plaintiff for an emergency temporary restraining order because of copyright infringement. The work that had been copyrighted was portrayals of unicorns and other fantasy creatures that appear on apparel and accessories sold worldwide. In denying the request for a hearing, the judge pointed out that we are in the midst of a global pandemic that has affected court staff and resources, and wondered, "if fake fantasy products are experiencing brisk sales at the moment." He concluded, "The world is facing a real emergency. Plaintiff is not. The motion to reconsider the scheduling order is denied."

Few would disagree with this judge, but it is worth looking a bit deeper at this case...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:

Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2019. All mass shootings are senseless, criminal tragedies, but the one that occurred at the Emanuel AME Church in June 2015 hit me particularly hard. On that evening, a 21-year-old white man entered the church and was welcomed into the Bible study taking place. He sat with the African-American church members for nearly an hour, prayed with them, and then stood up and killed nine of the twelve people there... more

 

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