The Communication Center Manager (CCM) Course is a one-of-a-kind program that presents the latest management and leadership practices used by emergency service providers around the world. It has proven to be successful for business leaders and students in implementing effective changes in today’s communication center. CCM is structured as an accelerated program designed to deliver minimum time investment with maximum results. Our small class sizes allow motivated individuals to coming together for two dynamic and separate weeks of education and training. A tight-knit group of up to 40 students progresses through the program together, interacting and working on projects as members of a team. Just as important in the process is building a lifelong network of peers and colleagues.

CCM provides a comprehensive foundation of management/leadership theory, practice and case studies with a proven curriculum that covers human resources, finance, customer and media relations, operations, personal development, administration, legal issues, managing technology, and emerging issues. All materials presented have immediate application in the communication center.

The faculty includes experts in the art and science of management/leadership as well as guest speakers from the IAED and others who represent the brightest minds in emergency communications. The core faculty for the course includes Jay Fitch, PhD, Anthony Minge, EdD, David E. Nelson, D.Min, and Jennifer Kirkland. Guest faculty members are selected based on current events and the needs of each class.

CCM graduates are recognized at the IAED’s Annual Navigator Conference, held each Spring. (Graduates who attend will also receive a free conference registration.) The course is recognized by the National Emergency Number Association for credit toward the recertification of the Emergency Number Professional certificate.

Questions? Contact Sharon Conroy at sconroy@fitchassoc.com.