Supporting Change Leadership:
A Philosophy of Administration
(38KB doc posted 4/28/2009)
"At the time this article was written, Richard McArdle was the Executive Director of the National Institute for Public Affairs in Washington, DC. This article is an adaptation and condensation of a talk given to the Washington Seminar of the Fellows of the National Agricultural Extension Center for Advanced Study in June 1961. At the time of the presentation the author was Chief of the US Forest Service."
"Can a ‘Just Culture’ Save Us?"
(114KB pdf posted 4/23/2007)
"Lately, there has been much discussion of 'just culture' in the wildland fire community. Until recently, much of the debate and discussion has centered on the investigations into the Cramer and Thirtymile fires. The argument frequently went something like, 'If we had a just culture, we wouldn’t be filing criminal charges against firefighters.' That line of reasoning caused me to question whether we firefighters understand just culture well enough and if we might be stretching the concept beyond what the underlying theory supports." This article has been posted with permission from Wildfire Magazine and Mike DeGrosky.
Doctrine Dialogue -The Peer Review Principle
(74KB doc posted 11/24/2006)
Implementation of a doctrinal approach to fire management requires performance management systems that are designed to improve workforce decision-making. Peer Reviews provide a framework for evaluation of decisions, behaviors, and contributing factors (organizational, environmental, social…) that lead to human success/failure and a means to learn from a variety of situations, including close calls, significant events, and routine performance evaluations.
"The all-hazard environment encompasses a broad spectrum of threats and hazards, both natural and human-caused, including: floods, oil spills, hazardous material releases, transportation accidents, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, pandemics, and disruption to the Nation's energy and information technology infrastructure."
The following collection of principles and beliefs form the foundational doctrine for response to and support of all hazard response in the Forest Service. These principles andbeliefs operate at these multiple organizational levels: I. Forest Service Wide – Applies to all employees and activities; II. Fire and Aviation Management – Specific to all hazard program management; III.z– Specific to allhazard response and support activities.
Little Venus Shelter Deployment Peer Review Report (1.3 MB PDF posted 092006) "On July 18, 2006, 10 individuals assigned to the Little Venus Fire on the Shoshone NF as part of a fire use module were entrapped by the fire and deployed their shelters...They were enroute to a camp location to de-brief with a crew they were replacing..."Peer Review Report of the Balls Canyon Near Miss June 27, 2006
(2.6 MB pdf posted 083006)
This landmark document includes the Peer Review Intent & Purpose, the Incident Story, the Reasons "The Story" unfolded the way it did, and the Lessons Learned Relative to Principle-Based Decision-Making. Lessons derived come from the incident participants as well as the subject matter experts assigned to the peer review team. The emphasis is clearly on organizational learning.
Fire Suppression Foundational Doctrine: The Pulaski Conference
(1.1MB pdf posted 6/23/2005) The USFS Pulaski Conference took place June 6-10, 2005 in Alta, UT to develop a principles based approach to developing foundational USFS fire suppression doctrine. This effort was focused on foundational, rather than operational or tactical doctrine. Those steps are expected to follow this effort. The goal was to determine which "rules" needed to be converted to principles and which rules were appropriate. The conference was highly successful. 50 attendees (10 of whom were interagency partners from local, state and the other federal agencies) and staff took part. The two-page Safety Zone Newsletter, Issue 6
offers more information on this "Principles Driven Fire Suppression" conference. Update: Fire Management Today Spring Issue 2006
contains multiple articles on this effort.
The Center has also begun to work with the coauthors of the very successful book "How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation" Press Release
||Robert Kegan is the William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development Educational Chair, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education Co-director, Change Leadership Group at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. His work explores the possibility and necessity of ongoing psychological transformation in adulthood; the fit between adult capacities and the hidden demands of modern life; and the evolution of consciousness in adulthood and its implications for supporting adult learning, professional development, and adult education. |
||Lisa Laskow Lahey is research director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and cofounder and senior consultant at Minds at Work, a developmentally oriented consulting firm that works with businesses and schools to turn workplace problems and issues into opportunities for transformational learning.|
Book Review: How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work (56 KB PDF posted 061404) Article written by Jim Saveland, Assistant Station Director, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO in in the Vol 62, No. 4 Fall 2002 issue of Fire Management Today on the book written by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey
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