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Control measure

Leadership

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Level 1

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Leadership styles

Understand:

  • The various leadership styles and considerations used to suit particular situations

Leadership behaviours

Understand:

  • The expected behaviours of an effective leader

Leadership and organisational culture

Understand:

  • The influences an organisation can have on incident commanders

Operational team effectiveness

Understand:

  • Team dynamics
  • How to match functions with ideal team membership

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Demonstrate leadership behaviours that instil confidence, foster trust and promote two-way communication

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use position
  • Use posture
  • Use bearing
  • Use active listening
  • Use effective communication
  • Be decisive
  • Be supportive

Apply the most appropriate leadership behaviours, technical knowledge and command skills to resolve an incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply a leadership style appropriate to the circumstances (leadership and management qualifications)
  • Apply technical knowledge of operational situations, circumstances and events (pre-requisite NOG activity guidance)

Be prepared to adopt a leadership role at multi-agency incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Be willing and able to take responsibility where primacy is appropriate and/or warranted

Undertake a post-incident process of self-reflection on their performance in resolving an incident as part of the operational debrief process

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Conduct a thorough self-reflective assessment of all strengths and weaknesses of performance during a debrief process

Level 2

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Leadership styles

Understand:

  • The various styles and considerations used to suit particular situations

Leadership behaviours

Understand:

  • The expected behaviours of an effective leader

Leadership and organisational culture

Understand:

  • The influences an organisation can have on incident commanders

Operational team effectiveness

Understand:

  • Team dynamics
  • How to match functions with ideal team membership

Practical application

Tactical action Learning outcome

Demonstrate leadership behaviours that instil confidence, foster trust and promote two-way communication

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Use position
  • Use posture
  • Use bearing
  • Use active listening
  • Use effective communication
  • Be decisive
  • Be supportive

Apply the most appropriate leadership behaviours, technical knowledge and command skills to resolve an incident

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply a leadership style appropriate to the circumstances (leadership and management qualifications)
  • Apply technical knowledge of operational situations, circumstances and events (pre-requisite NOG activity guidance)

Be prepared to adopt a leadership role at multi-agency incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Be willing and able to take responsibility where primacy is appropriate and/or warranted

Apply assertive, effective and safe command skills at all operational incidents

Understand:

  • How to identify and prioritise problems and develop a plan to resolve the incident
  • How to communicate this plan to others
  • How to co-ordinate and control activity in line with their plan
  • How to display the leadership needed to resolve the incident and operate effectively under the pressures of an incident
  • Appropriate behaviours
  • Essential skills
  • The operational policies and standard procedures
  • Responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare of others

Undertake a post-incident process of self-reflection on their performance in resolving an incident as part of the operational debrief process

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Conduct a thorough self-reflective assessment of all strengths and weaknesses of performance during a debrief process