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FIA partners with business consultancy to launch management development programme for fire & security industry

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has partnered with business consultancy company, Rathbone Results, to launch a management development programme tailored for fire and security business owners, leaders and managers.  


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The online programme will run between 26 October to 7 December, and will consist of seven half-day modules delivered via Zoom, plus two half-days of self-work.

It is designed to equip fire and security managers with the skills to confidently lead their teams and organisations to deliver higher performance, explains the FIA.

Entitled: Equipping your Fire and Security Managers for Higher Performance, the online programme covers the following skillsets:

  1. Change Management and Change Resistance
  2. Time Management and Priorities
  3. Delegation and Performance Management
  4. Clear Communication and Effective Meetings
  5. Building High Performance Teams and Great Places to Work
  6. Developing a Whole-Business Perspective
  7. Understanding Business Finance

The course is limited to 12 participants.

“Equipping fire industry leaders with top-tier management skills is paramount”

Fire Industry Association Chief Executive, Ian Moore, states: “We are pleased to collaborate with Rathbone Results on this landmark initiative. Our primary focus has always been on technical competency, but with the ever-evolving dynamics of our industry, equipping our leaders and managers with top-tier management skills is paramount.

“This tailored Management Development Programme reflects our steadfast commitment to fostering excellence across all facets of the Fire Safety sector. Our ambition is to create a holistic ecosystem of professionals who are not only technically proficient but also have the vision and capability to steer their teams and organisations toward higher horizons of performance.

“With this programme, we are elevating the standards and paving the way for a more resilient, efficient, and high-performing fire industry.”

Executive Chairman, Jim Rathbone comments: “As the leading business consultancy in the fire and security sector, we have worked closely with the Fire Industry Association to develop this management development programme – and make it relevant to fire industry businesses.

“We have drawn on our extensive experience working both within and alongside clients in the sector and identified the key milestones and challenges fire and security companies face during business transformation and growth.

“This programme has been designed to practically equip managers and leaders in these growth-focused businesses to understand and achieve the high performance needed from their teams, to scale up.“

Attendees of the full programme will receive a Certificate of Participation and Completion, co-badged by Rathbone Results and the FIA, plus 28 CPD hours, awarded by the FIA.

Programme fees per participant:

  • FIA Members £1350
  • Non-members £2160

Bookings can be made through the FIA website.  


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