EMS Events and Workshops

EMS Leadership Academy Workshops

2021 EMS Leadership Academy Workshops is Coming Soon!

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.

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. 

EMS 2021 Workshops 

Coming Soon!


2020 EMS Conferences

  • Bay College EMS Conference, Escanaba MI, TBA
  • National Rural EMS Care & Conference 2021 Virtual April 20-22nd Register here
  • Michigan EMS Expo 2021 Virtual June 17-18th Register here
  • UP EMS Conference, Marquette MI TBA 

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Upcoming EMS Leadership Academy Workshops

Level III: *Rescheduled for 2021 Tentative new dates April 22nd & 23rd

Level IV: *Rescheduled for 2021 Tentative new dates April 24th & 25th

Location: Boyne Mountain Resort

Note: Completion of level I & II is required prior to registration. You must register for and complete both levels III & IV. Registration for level III only will not be approved. EMS Leadership Academy levels will transition to a different format beginning in 2021. 

EMS Leadership Academy Graduate Netowrking Event: TBA 

For More Information Contact

Andrea Abbas MS NRP IC

EMS Programs Manager

Michigan Center for Rural Health