2017 ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD IN HOUSTON, TEXAS (CLEAR LAKE) ACROSS FROM THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER ON BEAUTIFUL NASSAU BAY!
(NEW UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR OPENING DAY)
THIS 2 DAY EVENT KICKS OFF ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 5
8:00 AM- 4 HR ISO CLASS
1:00 PM- LEADERSHIP TRAINING & COACHING
3:00 PM- WELCOME CEREMONY & MEMORIAL (SPECIAL MEMORIAL WEEKEND)
4:00 PM- WELCOME ADDRESS
5:00 PM- SWFCA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATION CEREMONY \
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM WELCOME TO HOUSTON VENDOR RECEPTION AND SHOWCASE
HILTON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER IS THE OFFICIAL HOTEL. SPECIAL RATES
FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES FOR A LOW $109/NIGHT.
Or you may call 1-281-333-9300 . Use group code IAF to receive your discounted rate
SPECIAL AFTER-HOURS PRIVATE TOUR OF JOHNSON SPACE CENTER: FINALIZING DETAILS NOW!
REGISTRATION SPECIAL GOING ON NOW!!!
PAY $150 NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1….. OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BOGO!
SPEAKERS AND INSTRUCTORS
MICHAEL MIRARCHI, J.D.- RESET THE CLOCK www.resetclock.com
Mike is recognized as a leading expert in employment-related lawsuit prevention. As an Employee Relations Consultant, he is dedicated to helping employers stay litigation-free. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in employment and labor law, as an employer defense attorney and as a Human Resources Vice President, he developed a unique litigation-avoidance program.
He has presented his “Reset the Clock” program over 1,100 times to more than 26,000 leaders at employer facilities across North America. He has presented the HR Professional version of this program for SHRM Chapters across the country, annually for Dallas HR.
In 2013, Mike was recognized as the first inductee into the HRSouthwest Conference Speaker Hall of Fame. Over the last 25 years, he has consistently been one of the highest-rated speakers, excelling in content, professionalism and delivery.
In conjunction with various employer, industry and professional associations, he has conducted live TV broadcasts, webinars and on-line employee relations programs, in addition to presenting at their regional and national conferences. He has a B.S. in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Seton Hall University.
2017 Executive Leadership Sponsor
Sheldon Gilbert: ESCI Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gilbert began his fire service career in 1984 as a Firefighter with the Fairview Fire Protection District. In 1986, he was hired with the Eden Consolidated Fire Protection District. On July 1, 1993, he joined the newly formed Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) where he ultimately promoted to the rank of Fire Chief. Prior to being a Firefighter, Chief Gilbert was an Alameda County Paramedic. He was instrumental in the creation and growth of the ACFD and established the Alameda County Fire Department First Responder Paramedic Program.
Mr. Gilbert served as a Governor-Appointee and Chair of the California EMS Commission as well as co-chair to the Blue Ribbon Task Force following the Southern California Fire Sieges. He served as a County Fire Department Representative on the FIRESCOPE Board of Directors and served for six years as President and immediate Past-President of the California Fire Chiefs Association. Mr. Gilbert is the recipient of the California Fire Chiefs Association 2011 Fire Chief of the Year award. In addition, he received a California Emergency Medical Services Authority Distinguished Service Medal in 2012.
Bob Norton, CEO Norton Development Group and creator of Tenzinga Employee Management Software
Bob Norton is an author, motivational speaker, and Founder and CEO of Norton Development Group, a consulting company that assists organizations with Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Organization Development, Conflict Management and Performance Management. He is also the Founder and CEO of Tenzinga Employee Performance Management System, which is an online active performance management system.
Bob has worked with fire departments, Fire Chiefs Associations and EMS Associations across the country for more than 22 years. He has assisted fire departments in Foundation Development, Conflict Management and Performance Management, resulting in improved communication, consistency and promoting continuous improvement during that time. He has been an Executive Coach to Fire Chiefs, CEOs and organizational leaders throughout the United States and around the world.
Bob’s fast-paced, high energy and thought provoking presentations have allowed him to speak to conferences, annual meetings and leadership retreats in all 50 states and countries around the world. He has spoken to groups as large as 35,000 and has enjoyed working with other great motivational speakers such as Zig Ziegler, Ken Blanchard, Denis Waitley, Lou Holtz and Tony Campolo, to name a few.
Bob’s public sector clients include cities, municipalities, utility districts, fire departments and state agencies. Some of his private clients include but are not limited to companies such as: American Airlines, Frito Lay, CBS Television, Sprint, AT&T, The Southern Company, Alabama Power, Nashville Electric Service, Red Lobster, McKee Foods, King Simeon of Bulgaria, and Harvey’s Hotel and Casino.
CHIEF KINGMAN SCHULDT, FIRE CHIEF GREATER NAPLES FIRE & RESCUE
Chief Kingman Schuldt joined the fire service in 1978; he proudly represents the 160 members of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District, providing services to the residents of Collier County, Florida. In 2008, Chief Schuldt was appointed as the Florida State Director for the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs. He also served as the President of the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association in 2015. Chief Schuldt is currently serving on the executive board of the SEAFC and will take the position as chair in June 2018.
KELLY WALSH & DAN JONES- SWFCA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS (1 Smart Career)
Kelly Walsh has worked in a variety of industries including for profit, non-profit, and city government, but her heart is with the public sector where she can bring her strengths to the people who protect and serve our communities.
Uniquely qualified to work with Fire Departments, Kelly has 20 years of experience in Human Resources with 10 years as an HR partner (partially imbedded) to a 350 person municipal fire department in Mesa, Arizona. She holds a Master of Education degree with a major in Counseling, is a certified leadership coach and mediator, and has worked in organizations as a recruiter, leader, mentor, trainer, coach, and strategist.
The development of future leaders and creating a culture of well-being for employees are at the cornerstone of Kelly’s expertise.
She has authored, and is featured as an industry expert in, articles published in the Wall Street Journal, Computer World, CEO Blog Nation, Huffington Post, and others.
Retired Fire Chief Dan Jones entered the fire service in February 1974 and rose through the ranks to retire as a Fire Chief in 2015. Jones served for over 16 years in the Pinellas Park, Florida Fire Department before relocating to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1990 to become Fire Chief. Upon his retirement, Jones was the longest serving municipal fire chief in the State of North Carolina.
Chief Jones has served on a variety of committees, councils and boards at the local, state and national levels. Jones is the former Editor-in-Chief of National Fire & Rescue Magazine and is a Past-President for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. He is a special on-air commentator for CNN Headline News Network on breaking fire and rescue stories. He is a frequent emergency services conference speaker and is recognized throughout the fire service as an authority in the field of leadership, management, campus housing fire safety, fire sprinklers and motorsports fire-rescue. He is a guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina and has taught or presented in twenty-nine states, Canada, England, Germany, Botswana and Scotland. Jones is the recipient of numerous awards including Florida Fire Instructor of the Year, IAFC Presidents Award and North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Log Leaf Pine.