WHEN: October 8th 2014
DESCRIPTION: 0200 in the morning—the tone goes off on your radio. A major accident has taken place on I-77 involving multiple cars and a transport truck. The initial call lets you know that there are multiple victims with at least two pinned in their vehicles. The scene has a distinct odor of chemicals in the air. What are you thinking while en route to the scene? What are your responsibilities? Has this ever happened before on I-77? Are we ready inside the ER for the arrival of the trauma? Has the proper information been passed? Who are the players? What kind of time do I have? How am I going to respond?
First Responders and medical personnel are faced with making critical decisions for scenarios just like this every day of their lives. Unlike other environments, however, First Responders know that their decisions can mean the difference between life and death.
In this powerful three-part seminar series, we will discuss the time-critical decision-making environment—and the factors that contribute to high-stakes decision-making—in order to enhance First Responder skills in high-stress, high-tempo environments.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the key factors associated with of time critical decision-making
- Recognize the impacts of organizational and strategic-level decisions on tactical level decision-making.
- Understand the impacts of leadership in a time critical environment.
- Identify factors contributing to human error and risk-avoidance.
- Recognize and develop opportunities for the transfer of experience and knowledge
- Implement scenario-based training in order to learn from other experts in their field of expertise.
Seminar One: Time-Critical Decision Making in High-Pressure Environments
Seminar Two: Organizational and Leadership Impacts in Time-Critical Environments
Seminar Three: Scenario Based Training: Strategies for Transferring Experience and Knowledge in Time-Critical Decision-Making Environments
Who Should Participate?
All First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, AirCare, Trauma Services, and Registered Nurses.
Lead Speaker: Matthew Currin
Matthew Currin—the founder of the TEK Training Academy—is an industry leader in Time Critical Decision Making and the “Transfer on Experience and Knowledge” across a range of high tempo, high stakes environments. He brings years of experience as an Officer and pilot in the US Marine Corps, including several combat tours in both Kosovo and Afghanistan. During his tenure in the Marine Corps, Matthew was also responsible for implementing a $48 Million dollar initiative for Crew Resource Management (CRM) for the MV-22 Osprey Program to better enhance time critical decision-making and risk and resource management for the platform.
Through sharing of his own stories and experiences—many of which were learned through fatal consequences—Matthew provides an opportunity for participants to not only to learn about time critical decision making, but also reflect on their own knowledge and experience and develop strategies for transferring those lessons to others.
In addition to his speaking engagements, Matthew serves as an AirCare Pilot for Wake Forest Baptist Healthcare where he continues to learn, practice, assess, and implement real world techniques for time critical decision making skills in First Responder environments.
TEK Academy Guest Speakers (as required):
Vince Martinez is a retired Marine Corps pilot and current defense industry entrepreneur in the National Capital Region (NCR). His company–Affinity Fidelis Consulting and Technologies, LLC—provides strategic management and consulting services to Federal, Defense and related industry customers nationwide. Vince masses over 27 years of Defense and commercial decision-making experience which spans a wide range of programs, environments and customers–including many lessons learned from some of the most complex and innovative programs within the Department of Defense and the Federal service. Vince is a published contributing author for a range of defense-related publications, a certified Program Manager in the Defense Acquisition Workforce, and holds a Masters Degree in Military History (Aviation). Vince is currently pursuing his PhD in Organizational Leadership.
Wally Adamchik speaks, writes and consults on leadership. A former Marine Corps pilot, he is the author of two books and is the President of FireStarter Speaking and Consulting, a Raleigh based leadership consulting firm. His dynamic and insightful presentations are always top ranked at industry conventions and gatherings. He holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designations.
Dr. Mark Cioffi is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and a current Delta Airlines First Officer who brings years of experience in time-critical decision-making skills and risk and resource management. A leading expert in the “serious-gaming” for the aviation industry, Dr. Cioffi is extremely well versed in assessment, development and implementation of cost effective, high-impact training solutions for critical skill environments. Dr. Cioffi is currently a graduate-level instructor on aviation Mishap Investigation assessment for Embry Riddle University, and serves as a subject matter expert for multiple commercial enterprises in the training and modeling and simulation industry. Dr. Cioffi holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science, a Doctorate in Business Administration, and is a designated Program Management Professional (PMP).