Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation accepting applications for 2021 leadership class

Applications will be excepted until Nov. 20, 2020 for the yearlong executive training program for future leaders in the EMS industry

By Laura French

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation announced today that it is accepting applications for the EMS Leadership of Tomorrow Class of 2021, a yearlong, executive training program designed to provide a distinct career path for future leaders in the EMS industry.

“We are very proud of the future EMS leaders who have graduated from our program and taken new skillsets, resources and innovative ideas back to their organizations,” said Gary Coker, Foundation president and board member. “Our program brings together some of the most successful leaders and entrepreneurs in the industry as trainers, coaches and mentors, which makes this a unique opportunity. We look forward to welcoming another exceptional class in 2021.”

The Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation is accepting applications for its EMS Leadership of Tomorrow Class of 2021 until Nov. 20, 2020.
The Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation is accepting applications for its EMS Leadership of Tomorrow Class of 2021 until Nov. 20, 2020. (Photo/Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation)

The EMS Leadership of Tomorrow program is for individuals who are currently working in the EMS profession and for people outside the industry who have a strong desire to develop long-term careers in EMS. The 2021 program will start next spring with the first weeklong module designed to provide intensive, hands-on training in essential EMS management skills for executive leaders.

The curriculum covers topics including business development, human resources, employee recruitment and retention, marketing and public relations, accounting and finance, revenue cycle management, EMS law, system deployment modeling, daily EMS operations, government relations, risk and safety, fleet management, materials management, clinical compliance, key EMS performance indicators and more.

Successful applicants will be required to travel for each of the modules, with all travel and related expenses covered by the Foundation. Additionally, class projects and assignments throughout the year will include video conference teaching sessions and group collaboration.

The Foundation recommends that EMS Leadership of Tomorrow applicants complete three supplemental courses prior to starting the program: Ambulance Service Manager sponsored by Fitch & Associates, Certified Ambulance Coder through National Academy of Ambulance Coding, and National Incident Management System Incident Command System Training through the Emergency Management Institute and the U.S. Fire Administration. If a successful applicant has not completed the supplemental courses, they may be taken concurrently with the EMS Leadership of Tomorrow program and the Foundation will cover related costs.

For additional details on the program and to apply, visit the Foundation’s website at Applications are being accepted through Nov. 20, 2020 and will require submission of a resume, completion of an essay question and a series of virtual interviews for finalists.

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