EMS Events and Workshops

EMS Leadership Academy Workshops

The next EMS leadership academy is scheduled for October 2021 through April 2022. 
In-person Dates: October 21-24th 2021 0900-1700 & April 21-24th 2022 0900-1700 
Enrollment: Max 26 
Fee: 26 scholarships are awareded. The academy is free to those selected.
Location: Landmark Inn Marquette MI
A room block has been secured with the Landmark Inn at a discounted rate for attendees.
Registeration is open, click here to register.
The EMS Leadership Academy is a dynamic, two-part, 60-hour educational program designed to prepare participants to lead and manage today’s EMS.
The EMS Leadership Academy is for new and current leaders, as well as anyone with an interest in the leadership and management of EMS. It is designed to give participants the basic tools and information needed to quickly and successfully assume the role of a leader. Since 2009, more than 2,000 leaders across the nation have participated in the Academy. The two four-day sessions are:
Session I:     "Moving from Management to Leadership of the EMS Organization" and
                     "Showing Up as a Leader"
Session II:    "Moving Your Organization Forward" and
                     "Your Specific Role and Challenges: A Retreat"
Session I and Session II of the Academy are each 30-hour, four-day programs presented on consecutive days in comfortable settings that invite participation and openness. Class size is limited to 26 participants or less, and two faculty members are involved in the sessions at all times. Rather than long PowerPoint lectures, these sessions are engaging, lively and participatory. Dialogue is ongoing, questioning is encouraged, and laughter is common. Fifty percent of the time is spent in dialogue, small group exercises and role-playing. Students have the chance to see, practice and critique actual leadership activities in a safe environment. Each session has a specific agenda, but the agenda is always modified to fit participants’ needs.
Registration is required to attend the academy. A $100 deposit is required by all students. No charges will be made unless the participant drops and/or does not complete the academy by April 2022. There are no make-up sessions. Preference is given to rural EMS providers. Registered attendees are committed to the series and must attend and complete all course work to graduate and receive their certificate. 


EMS Leadership Academy Graduate Networking Events:
This event is held to bring together previous EMS leadership academy graduates for networking and collaboration. Graduates come together with our office and SafeTech Solutions to learn the newest trends in leadership practices and to share their knowledge. This event provides graduates with the opportunity to continue their professional development after graduation from the academy. 

2021 Virtual Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist Course
Date: Friday September 10th, 2021
Time: 0800-1530
Fee: $20.00 per person
Register: Waitlist only, email Andrea.Abbas@affiliate.msu.edu to be added to the waitlist.
The Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) certification is the first offered by NAAC that is specifically geared for EMTs, paramedics and other EMS field practitioners. It is also appropriate for EMS QA/QI personnel, supervisors/managers, compliance officers, billers and anyone else involved in EMS clinical care or any aspect of the ambulance service revenue cycle. 
Every one of your agency’s EMS field providers should take the CADS course. Having providers at your agency with the CADS credential shows a true commitment to quality care and top-notch documentation by your agency.
The CADS certification can give providers the edge by:                                                          
  • Opening new doors
  • Advancing their career
  • Improving their status as a healthcare professional
The CADS course is designed to be completed in 5-6 hours of course instruction, followed by a final exam. The CADS certification is a lifetime certification with no annual recertification requirements.  Well worth the investment for a lifetime of better documentation.

2021 EMS Conferences

  • Bay College EMS Conference, Escanaba MI, TBA
  • National Rural EMS Care & Conference 2022 TBA
  • Michigan EMS Expo May 2022
  • UP EMS Conference, Marquette MI September 23-26th, 2021

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2021 EMS Workshops


Multi-Lead 12 Lead ECG's and Capnography with Bob Page

Date: September 20 & 21, 2021 (in-person)

Location: Hotel Indigo Traverse City MI

Fee: $40.00 per person

Enrollment: 75



Introduction to EMS Quality Assurance Workshop with Tim Nowak 

Date: September 22nd (in-person)

Location: Hotel Indigo Traverse City MI

Fee: $25.00 per person

Enrollment: 75

Registration: Click here





For More Information Contact

Andrea Abbas MS NRP IC

EMS Programs Manager

Michigan Center for Rural Health