Monday, June 18, 2012

Fireline Leadership Reading Room Launched

The Sparks for PRP Change group has been busy brainstorming ways to revitalize the WFLDP Professional Reading Program.

As a first step the group has established a public neighborhood within called the "Fireline Leadership Reading Room." Students of fire are encouraged to use this forum to discuss books their local unit is reading and/or wants to share with other members of the fire service. Join today!

PRP Leadership Challenge:

The WFLDP has issued a reading challenge for Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals" which chronicles Abraham Lincoln's leadership, including his decision to bring his rivals into his cabinet. The intent is to read and discuss the book throughout the summer and fall. As a capstone to the discussion, readers will be encouraged venture into the Leadership in Cinema realm and watch and discuss Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" scheduled for release in December 2012. This is a length read, but a must-read for leaders.

"Team of Rivals" Reading Schedule
  • July discussion (posted now) -  Chapters 1-5 (pages 1-169)
  • August discussion - Chapters 6 -11 (pages 170-319)
  • September discussion - Chapters 12-15 (pages 321-423)
  • October discussion - Chapters 16-19 (pages 425-521)
  • November discussion - Chapters 20-22 (pages 522-596)
  • December discussion - Chapters 23-26 (pages 597-749)
  • January 2013 discussion - comparing the movie "Lincoln" to "Team of Rivals"

If you have questions regarding the Professional Reading Program, send an e-mail to

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