Webinar - Becoming an Ally to Foster Diversity & Inclusion in the Fire Service
An ally should not be looked at as a noun, but rather a verb. The path to becoming an ally is a lifelong process of fostering relationships that are built on trust, consistency, advocacy, and accountability. Inclusive leadership is an integrated set of skills that is required to channel the power and potential of a diverse workforce for the benefit of the organization and the communities we serve. It is key for fire service leaders to understand their role in fostering diversity and inclusion. This workshop will provide you with deeper insights to yourself and the benefits of inclusion at all levels of your department.
Dr. Candice McDonald
Dr. Candice McDonald has served her community for over a decade as a firefighter, EMT, EMS Officer, CE Instructor, Fire Inspector, and PIO. She is the 2nd Vice President for the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association, trustee with Women in Fire, member of the FDIC/Fire Engineering Advisory Board, and serves the NVFC as a Fire Corps State Advocate. She works for NASA in the Office of Protective Services as a special agent, physical security specialist, and contracting officer representative. She is an adjunct professor for Eastern Gateway Community College. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialty in homeland security, a master’s in organizational leadership, a bachelor’s in organizational management and an associate’s in human services.