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.

 

 

 

 

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From this month's issue:

The Price of Trust

In April, a Denver fire officer was arrested after it was discovered that he had placed a motion activated camera in a female firefighter's changing room. The lieutenant, a 27 year veteran of the department, had retired days after the allegation was made. He was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a felony, and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, a misdemeanor.

This is not the only recent case that involved a hidden camera intended to record women undressing. A similar case occurred in Austin, Texas and the military has also been dealing with the offense on Navy ships and subs...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:

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson. Riverhead Books, New York, 2010. This book takes the position that most great inventions or discoveries are the result of “slow hunches” among networks rather than eureka moments of individuals. The author shows how inventions and discoveries tend to build on existing knowledge and technology... more

 

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