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IMTTP Coaching Update

By: Incident Management Team Training Project

Category: Training & Recruitment

  11.20 AM 21 January, 2013

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The Incident Management Team Training Project IMTTP will, in 2013, be developing a multi-agency framework for the application of Coaching and Mentoring for the IMT environment.

While that work is undertaken, there is an Interim Coaching Program operating.  It is focused on supporting staff who are Incident Controller Level 2 in Development to gain access to experience opportunities in Level 3 IMT’s.

Since November 2012,  there have been five deployments across the State and one inter-state deployment of Incident Controller Level 2 in Development to fulfil roles in IMT’s.  Three of these deployments were supported by dedicated coaches from DSE and CFA who are experienced IC3s.

The IMTTP Manager Coaching and Mentoring, Jamie Twidale, said ‘The role of these coaches is to observe, guide and provide specific feedback to the individual needing development . The coach is provided a copy of the individual’s personal development plan and works with the individual to focus on key learning areas in close cooperation with the Incident Controller. Where a coach is not able to be provided, the Incident Controller provides this feedback. At the end of the process an IMT Role Evaluation form is completed which is used as part of the individual’s evidence portfolio ’.

During 2013, the Coaching and Mentoring Program will be further developed and the focus will change from only IC3 to include other IMT Management roles. ‘The final framework will provide a structure with guides and tools that support coaching at all levels. There are a number of very good programs across DSE and CFA at the District level that provide coaching and mentoring and these should continue. The IMT Coaching and Mentoring Program will compliment these local arrangements’, Jamie said.

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Last Updated: 21 January 2013