Supervisor Readiness

People, Policy, and Prevention

Those who supervise first responderslead individuals in high stakes fields who are managing both cumulative and acute stressors.  This course will explain why the mental and physical health of agency personnel should be a high priorityfor all agencies, addresses development of supporting resources and discusses policy considerations.

In this four-hour workshop facilitated by an experienced first responder supervisor, participants will engage in meaningful conversations about the stressful and often traumatic life of a first responder.  Participants should expect to leave the workshop with a better understanding of how stress and trauma affect first responder performance and be equipped with techniques to build resilience and initiate difficult conversations. 


  • Identify the effects of Operational Stress and Trauma on First Responders and their families.


  • Apply the Five Elements Positivity Well-Being Theory.


  • Identify Local Well-Being Resources.
  • Operationalize Well-Being through After Action Reviews.