Jacob S. Hoffman, Toledo Fire/Rescue Department

The CHDS Emergence Program experience is truly second to none and should be required training for all new leaders across the Homeland Security Enterprise. The interdisciplinary approach allows cohort members to escape their professional silo by interacting with and learning from members of both the private and public sectors with whom they may not typically work.

I thoroughly enjoyed how the program material was structured while allowing individual growth through the change initiative project and other activities. While the program discusses novel approaches to emerging threats, it also teaches a macro view of homeland security that genuinely allows each cohort member to expand their knowledge and refine their specific area of expertise.

Jacob S. Hoffman
Toledo Fire/Rescue Department