Communication Center Manager (CCM) Program

In partnership with the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch
The Communication Center Manager program provides a comprehensive foundation of management and leadership practices tailored to today’s communication center leaders. Experienced faculty and motivated participants come together for two dynamic weeks of education and training, with additional online coursework. Participants come away with skills they can put to use immediately in the communication center. They also create a lifelong network of peers from organizations representing a diverse range of communication center models, including both small and large, urban and rural, and law enforcement, fire and EMS.

The National Emergency Number Association recognizes the Communication Center Manager Program for credit toward the recertification of the Emergency Number Professional certificate.

CCM graduation is held for each CCM class at the IAED’s annual Navigator Conference, held each spring. Graduates who can attend the ceremony will receive a complimentary conference registration.

The Curriculum 

The Communication Center Manager program immerses participants in an engaging learning environment that covers management and leadership theory and the critical topics communication center managers need to know. Through case studies, participants not only learn about these issues but also get the chance to put their new skills to use.

The course begins with students completing coursework and participating in discussions online in preparation for the in-person sessions. The attendees come together for six days of in-person, experiential learning, followed by several weeks of continued online discussions and group project work before the program culminates in another six-day in-person session.

Some of the areas covered in the course include:

  • Human resources
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Customer and media relations
  • Managing technology
  • Operations
  • And much, much more.

Tuition Support 

Participants from the State of Massachusetts may be eligible for grant funding to the CCM program. Check with your state’s 911 program about funding availability in your state.

The Faculty 

Participants in the Communication Center Manager program have the opportunity to learn from experts in the art and science of management and leadership, including guests from the International Academies of Dispatch. The core faculty for the course includes Jay Fitch, PhD, Anthony Minge, EdD, David E. Nelson, DMin and Jennifer Kirkland, ENP, CPE, RPL.

Questions? Contact Sharon Conroy ([email protected]) with Fitch & Associates at 816-431-2600.

Online begins: TBA
Onsite classes: TBA & TBA
Location: TBA

Registration TBA!

If you prefer to complete and return a
hard copy registration form, download it here.

Stephen Johnson
Town of Stratford, Connecticut, Stratford, CT
CCM Fall 2018 Graduate
“The Communications Center Manager program presents a fantastic opportunity for leaders to develop their personal and professional skills. Completing the CCM course is one of my proudest professional accomplishments and I am grateful to have built such wonderful friendships with like-minded professionals from throughout the continent.”

Thomas Darst, BS, EMT, ED-Q
Montgomery County Hospital District, Conroe, TX
CCM Fall 2017 Graduate
“The CCM course provided me with many tools to improve and expand on my leadership skills. The sessions were terrific and the networking opportunities were wonderful! There is a worldwide network of communications center leaders and CCM brought us together so we could share our knowledge and experiences on a global scale.”

Joe Coons
Lifelfight Eagle, Director of Safety, Kansas City, MO
CCM Spring 2018 Graduate
“CCM not only provides top notch education, you build a support network with your classmates from across the nation that is invaluable.”

CCM participants and faculty discuss valuable lessons learned through the Communication Center Manager Program.

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CCM Course – Early: $2,510* | Regular: $2,710
ACE Accredited Organization – Early: $2,385* | Regular: $2,575
ACE registrants receive a 5% discount off the cost of the course – subject to verification. Enter discount code ACE20 on the payment page.
*Must be paid in full by early registration date.

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