New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
FDNY Officers Management Institute (FOMI) (MNG 460)
Version 1, 2, and 3: 168 hours (6 weeks).
Version 1: November 2003 - November 2008. Version 2: December 2008 - May 2015. Version 3: June 2015 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: couple advanced management techniques with pre-existing operational expertise to meet the challenges of administering a complex organization; use a solid foundation in proven management principles, leadership and change management, professional communications, conflict management and negotiation, diversity, government and civil service, and resource management and allocation to achieve the goals of the organization. Version 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the strengths and opportunities for improvement in oral and written communication skills and identify specific strategies to enhance these skills; refine interpersonal skills including: self awareness and awareness of others, listening skills, managing conflict and negotiation; review and analyze components of performance management systems and assess decision-making mechanisms within New York City government; analyze FDNY data and operations and consider opportunities for enhancement and improvement to further department objectives; and conduct and complete an extensive departmental project, including design, analysis, presentation, and report.
Version 1, 2, and 3: Major topics include: strategic planning; measuring organizational performance; public budgeting/ financial management in NYC Agencies / grants process; conducting projects: data analysis, writing, and presentations; conflict and negotiation; communication strategy; leading and managing change; individual and team leadership; work processes; management in a civil service context; structure of NYC government and handling NYC government institutions; building partnerships with community institutions; FDNY in the news; promoting ethical behavior in the public sector; terrorism and homeland security; and career and life planning. This highly interactive course includes group work in most sessions. Methods of instruction include: lecture, individual and group exercises, role plays, case discussions, video clips, and writing assignments.
Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science Adminstration or Public Administration, 3 semester hours in Fire Science Management or Business Management, and 3 semester hours in Emergency Management or Risk Management (12/04-review conducted by the American Council on Education). Version 2 and 3: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours in Management, Communications, Public Administration, Leadership, Business Administration, or Fire Service Administration (10/08 revalidation) (7/10 revalidation) (6/15 revalidation).