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

 

 

 

 

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From this month's issue:

Getting on the Same Side

It's not surprising that there are often conflicts between labor and management, in the fire service and beyond. Labor unions exist because historically, workers did not feel that managers understood or acted in their best interests. But the best organizations also recognize that even with their differences, they occupy much common ground.

It should be that much easier to acknowledge those common interests in the fire service. Life safety. Community fire education. Skilled and rapid emergency response to those in need. Establishing and enforcing codes that protect those who live and work in the buildings in the fire district.

Even in the worst times, these higher interests should prevail...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

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This month's resource pick:

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit. Viking, New York, 2009. Can disaster foster inclusiveness? Why do some disasters bring out the best in people, while others allow societies to descend into chaos? This book profiles well-known disasters since the early 20th century... more

 

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