Health Care Professionals

Emergency Responder Leadership Academy



In 2004, Catskill Hudson AHEC presented its first EMS Leadership Academy, which was a two-part, professional development workshop for EMS captains, officers, and others in or about to be placed in a position of leadership in their agency.  In 2011, under the guidance of the Development Committee, the program name was changed to the Emergency Responder Leadership Academy to better reflect the evolution of the program’s expanding focus and growing audience.

Throughout the years, this program has continued to develop unique learning experiences that are presented by experienced leaders in emergency response. Topics continue to focus on professional development in areas that are critical to every emergency services long-term success, such as, administration, supervision, recruitment and retention, public relations, budgeting, service excellence, strategic planning, communication, and safety, to name a few.  In recent years, the Emergency Responder Leadership Academy has presented aEMS Supervisor’s 2-day Boot Camp, EMS Management Beyond Patient Care, and Navigating the Business of EMS - A Strategic Vision.  

The 2019 Emergency Responder Leadership Academy, entitled "Strengthening EMS and Preparing for the Difficult Future Ahead, is scheduled for May 1, 2020.  The flyer and registration information will be available shortly.  If you would like updated information when it becomes available, please email your request and contact information to