Course Summary
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6+ months of pre-coursework, 48 hours on-campus
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Graduate 3 Capstone Project in Public Administration


In this course, students integrate, synthesize, and apply the knowledge, skills, and perspectives acquired throughout the EFO Program and demonstrate mastery of all program elements.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Integrate course expectations and key aspects of the Gettysburg Staff Ride, the EFO Program Capstone Research Paper (CRP) Presentation, daily reflections, and the EFO Program conclusion
  • Integrate CRP presentation reflections with overarching EFO Program concepts
  • Consider the elements of the Persuasion Model as they relate to the entire scope of the student’s role
  • Assess leadership opportunities and influences within the context of organization, environment, and culture, and develop plans for the exercise of adaptive leadership to meet identified opportunities
  • Develop a public policy proposal presentation based on the findings of the student’s Capstone Research Paper (CRP) for a simulated townhall forum
  • Integrate CRP presentation reflections with overarching EFO Program concepts
  • Consider authentic leadership and work-life balance practices in the student’s personal and professional endeavors
  • Propose strategies for professional improvement by reflecting on the student’s CRP presentation and feedback
  • Summarize key points from the course and overarching EFO Program curriculum

General Topics:

  • Research Guidelines
  • The Persuasion Model
  • Integrating the Exercise of Leadership from Gettysburg to Fire and Emergency Services
  • Capstone Research Presentations
  • Authentic Leadership and Work-Life Balance
  • Connecting Research to Practice
  • Reflection
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials