Specialists in bespoke training and research
Use our cultural expertise to understand, improve and change your workplace culture. Specialists in masculine workplaces. Research, training and consultancy in all masculine workplaces including police and fire service with a particular emphasis on formal and informal cultures, modernisation, entreprenerial thinking, change management, resistance, racism, sexism and equality.   Women fire fighters, women in the fire service police, policing and equality in the police and fire service - the fitting-in website where academia and the fire service can meet to discuss fire service culture and other matters- a resource for research and consultancy for the fire and rescue service and firefighters and police and policing- Organised by Dr Dave Baigent this site provides a place to share and publish your own research, to look at what others have written about the fire and police service and to ask about our commercial offerings.

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Academics are not the experts, managers are the experts but what fitting-in can do is to help managers to use their expertise.

Theory without practice is a waste - Practice without theory may just be dumb!

 
 

Transformational elite-briefing led workshops

Every workshop is customised according to your needs. Workshops are offered as one-day packages to reduce the amount of time managers are away from their desk. Should you want a less intense two-day delivery, which allows for desk-time, then this is also available. Either way I am offering your service a real opportunity to seek answers to real problems from informed debate.

One-day research guided briefing workshop on working with women firefighters

This delivery will be designed according to your brief - what follows provides some idea of what might be covered.

Briefing 0930- 1015 – Looking at the data: women firefighters - their profile, age, education, previous employment, reason for joining, promotion aspirations and a lot more.

Seminar 1030-1100 - What are the opportunities?

Briefing 1115 - 1200 – Spoiling the opportunities: what is happening, to whom and when.

Briefing 1215 – 1300 – Men at work: fire service culture as a barrier to diversity – why and how.

Seminar 1400 – 1500 What can we do: a list of opportunities, including data and analysis on what women are saying about their managers and union.

Seminar 1515 – until we go home: developing a strategy for the future (using the evidence to provide the answers)

How much does it cost?

For an immediate response email   or ring 07802 495 329.

One-day briefing workshop on leadership and cultural change

Briefing 0900- 0945 - Fire service culture: an overview of this ‘unique’ phenomenon

Briefing 1000-1045 - Mayo: what does Mayo teach us about understanding small groups – what have the consultants missed?

Seminar 1100 - 1200 – How can re-reading Mayo offer new understanding on cultural resistance at watch level?

Briefing 1215 – 1300 – Maslow: a new approach to how firefighters may equate to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?

Seminar 1330 – 1430 - How can recognition of firefighter’s needs help leaders understand resistance?

Briefing 1445 -1530 – Adair: how can re-reading Adair’s concept of action centred leadership offer further understanding of working with the unique characteristics of fire service culture.

Seminar 1545 -1645 – Setting new aims and objectives to facilitate working with fire service culture to achieve change.

Round-up 1700 - until we go home – Putting the theory to practical use – core values and the firefighter – how might leaders actually achieve change?

How much does it cost?
For an immediate response email   or ring 07802 495 329.

All workshops are offered as one-day packages to reduce the amount of time managers are away from their desk.

Should you want a less intense two-day delivery, which allows for desk-time, then this is also available.

Either way fitting-in is offering your service a real opportunity to seek answers to real problems from informed debate.

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References: See what The Swedish Fire Service, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services, Swedish MSB and Tom Carroll (Past president of CFOA ) and others have said.

Fitting-in can provide a cultural audit that not only feeds back on attitudes in your service it also provides an outside view on how your organisation is thinking at all levels that is supported by recommendations for focussing change.This is what Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service had to say about the Ethos research, communications and training project:

"The Service are delighted with the research and reports produced by "Fitting-in. We believe that your original hypothesis and work undertaken in Merseyside has resulted in a ground breaking piece of work that can only serve to inform the wider fire and rescue communities." 

For further information or just to talk about what fitting-in can provide ring Dr Dave Baigent (FIFireE) 07802 495 329 or email

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