Oral Board Mastery Seminar
phone: (480) 461-1806
fax: (480) 461-1809
1833 W Main St. Suite 105
Mesa, AZ 85201
This coursework is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, systematic approach to getting hired in a highly competitive environment. While the main focus is mentoring students to be successful for most difficult part of earning a highly coveted position as a firefighter (the oral boards of course!), this dynamic series is designed to build a foundation that expands on a step-by-step process and inside information on what it takes to get hired. This OBM Series is the collaborative result of fire personnel that have been through the process from application to promoting as seasoned Chief level officers. This course combines years of data and experience into a comprehensive program that has tried and true, PROVEN success with firefighters that have been hired in departments across Pinal and Maricopa counties. No matter where you apply or where your career takes you, the OBM series from AAES is the best way of increasing your chances of getting hired. Limited seating (12 maximum) will be given on a first paid, first secured seating opportunity for students and associates of AAES to attend the Oral Board Mastery Series.
OBM COURSE SERIES
ORAL BOARD MASTERY I (Day 1, Part 1)
No Pre-Requisite Course Required
Difficulty Level: Easy
This introduction course is designed for those who are seeking a career in EMS or as a firefighter. Students should expect to have a foundation of understanding what is required to be successful from the time of submitting a resume, filling out an application, physical conditioning for a CPAT, civil service test sample questions and oral board testing. This course also identifies proper etiquette for “ride-alongs” and tips on how to impress crews while gathering valuable information for any department that a student desires to apply with. A resume draft will be required by the end of this course. This class is a required to take intermediate and advanced OBM200, OBM300, OBM400 course work.
ORAL BOARD MASTERY II (Day 1, Part 2)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
This is an intermediate course for students who are seeking a foundation to construct and begin refining oral board skills to create an impactful interview that will convey the candidate’s character and values through their own personal experiences. Students will be taught how to identify the indelible moments of their lives that will lead to defining and detailing who they are and what values they stand for. Students will be mentored to develop their own unique stories that will be used in later coursework (OBM300 / OBM400) in an oral board setting. Benchmarks that are used in oral board scoring will be defined, discussed and integrated into each student’s oral board development.
ORAL BOARD MASTERY III (Day 3)
Pre-Requisites: OMB100, OBM200, 2nd Draft Resume, Benchmarks Defined Worksheet, 10 Developed Personal Experiences
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Students who have progressed to OMB300 will be utilizing their prior coursework and applying their knowledge in a simple, but impactful, systematic approach to answer oral board questions. This is accomplished by identifying and providing students with a myriad of actual oral board questions while giving the students an opportunity to practice applying their developed personal stories and benchmarking in a medium-stress, environment. Each student will be required to answer four oral board questions from the provided oral board question list along with a hardcopy systematic program to assist in answering the questions fully. Students will also be able to utilize their 10 Developed Personal Experiences from OBM200 to ensure they are incorporating personal experiences as well as benchmarking throughout. Students will be scored on their answers to compare to the final, advanced course, OBM400.
ORAL BOARD MASTERY IV (Day 4)
Pre-Requisite: OMB100, OMB200, OBM300, Professional Resume, Professional Dress
Difficulty Level: Advanced
This is the final course of the Oral Board Mastery Seminar series. Students will apply knowledge from all prior coursework and be put into a realistic, stressful, full-mock oral board interview. No notes, visual aids or help will be allowed during the interview. All students will be scored and ranked for their interview and provided feedback for continued self-improvement. Each student who has completed OMB400 will be allowed a lifetime option to return to OMB400 courses free of charge. Seating opportunities will be given as availability allows for the purpose of continuing practicing and honing their oral board skills.
This cost for this 3 day seminar is $350. Lunch will be provided on day one.
Class Dates and Times:
July 01, 2012
OBM I: 0800 – 1200hrs
Lunch: 1200 – 1300hrs
OBM II: 1300 – 1800hrs
July 08, 2012
OBM III: 0800 – 1200hrs
July 15, 2012
OBM IV: 0800 – 1200hrs