In today’s job, it’s common for fighters to gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully navigate an emergency incident through repetitive acts on the fireground. Beyond the fireground, there is a thirst for knowledge that has everyone traveling the nation in the pursuit of innovative training opportunities. While training has evolved to cross multiple media, there has been little to no growth for training opportunities that will help us succeed with the other 60 percent of the challenges we face. That’s why this class will focus on mentoring. Mentoring is the most underrated aspect of the job today. In this class, we will take lessons learned from personal failures and how to use them when it comes to being a mentor. Far too often it’s becoming a common occurrence to open your email and discover a resignation letter in your inbox. You might find yourself asking, “where did we go wrong?” Mentoring drives the soul but seeing others succeed defines the mission.