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:

Beyond the Locker Room

The headline read "City Review Finds Pervasive 'Locker Room Talk' in Boston Firehouse." The article goes on to say that problems such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, favoritism, resistance to change, and a culture of going along to get along exist or have existed within the department.

But the problem is "locker room talk"? Really?

Using a euphemism like "locker room talk" serves to diminish what serious underlying issues exist within organizations...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:

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2017. Most people are aware of the lynching of 14 year old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955. Two of the killers were arrested and quickly acquitted at trial, but the murder went on to become a catalytic moment for the modern civil rights movement... more

 

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