Showalter & Company asks you to consider the question of who will be leading your organization in five or ten years? With so many people reaching retirement age, someone will need to step up and assume a leadership role and offer new ideas and creative strategies. Why not you? As many agencies continue to experience a high turnover of personnel, the need for new leadership, ideas and strategies continues to intensify. The old adage of, “I don’t have a title, so I can’t lead” has been completely debunked. We passionately believe that everyone within your organization is able to provide some type of leadership, from the newest employee to the most senior. Whether its leading through attitude, interpersonal relations, or commitment to the mission, leadership is critical to your success. This course explores new and innovative recruitment techniques designed to find and hire the right people. Unfortunately, dispatch recruitment efforts are often neglected or left to an administrative office. We will inspire new ideas and demonstrate cost-effective techniques to attract the best candidates. Everyone in your agency must consider themselves a recruiter, we all encounter people at department stores, restaurants and coffee shops that demonstrate the skills required for our profession. If you do not recruit them, who will? The future of your agency began yesterday; those new employees will become future leaders of your agency. We will discuss real-life examples, strategies and successfully proven leadership techniques to prepare the future leaders of your agency. Who will be influencing the direction, the tenor, and the tone of your department? Is your agency preparing the future leaders or do they just assume someone will eventually become qualified enough to lead? If the future of your agency is now, then ask yourself, what are you doing to coach, empower and inspire those future leaders?