Growing As A Leader: UNPLUGGED! Work/Life Balance with Jan Spence

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Join us for an exciting monthly series entitled: Growing as a Leader: Six Ways to Build, Engage and Retain Your Team!

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Our presenter, Jan Spence brings practical, tangible takeaways to these monthly virtual sessions that will enhance your leadership skills. You'll leave with action steps you can use immediately to reduce your own stress, build a better team, and help your department grow. This session will focus on Finding a Balance Between Work & Home Life within the fire service.

In today’s hyper-connected world, most people are finding it more and more difficult to leave work AT work, especially during the current work-from-home environment. Various studies have found that the average person checks their cell phone 74 - 85 times a day. Additionally, it has been found that four in ten Americans do not use all of their paid vacation days and overall leave about 169 million days on the table each year. In this highly interactive, engaging session packed with content, Jan Spence teaches attendees how to focus on finding stability between life at work and life at home through “priority management” so they are able to truly relax and rejuvenate and live a happier, healthier, more balanced life. Jan also shares her unique view that we must "stress" the right things in order to have more peace in our lives. She shares emotional and practical time-management tips to help reduce stress with career and home. Participants will self-assess trigger points that bring on frustration and learn how to more effectively handle them.

Attendees will learn:

  1. What triggers stress, how to respond and why more “stress” equals more peace.
  2. How to determine what feeds their energy and ways to truly disconnect and unwind away from the business.
  3. How to be more effective when working with balancing technology, paperwork and people.

*This will be a highly interactive virtual experience so please have your microphone open and camera on when the event starts*

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If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Kaitlin Lutz.

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About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC): The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, EMS, terrorism response, hazmat incidents, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public-safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders. Learn more at

About the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, (VFCA): The VFCA serves the communities of Virginia through its fire service leaders and advances the Fire & Rescue service through leadership, education and advocacy. More information about the VFCA is located at

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