Management Skills for Police Leaders 17– 21 February 2020 at UCL,London

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

This five-day CPD course, developed by the Institute for Global City Policing (an independent research institute based in UCL’s world-leading Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science) and UCL’s School of Management, prepares highly-driven officers to lead modern police organisations in a complex and fast changing operational environment. Inspired by UCL’s 200-year history of research excellence, the course draws on a range of management lessons from the private and public sector to equip students to solve operational challenges and impact on real world policing problems.

Course leader, Dr Jyoti Belur, a former police officer, explains what makes the course so distinct: “This course is aimed at police professionals wishing to become future leaders and managers with a focus on providing an evidence-based approach to improve practical policing.”

The course content includes interactive sessions by chief police officers, government officials and world-leading academics. For instance: a case study by Mark Evans, Deputy Chief Executive: Service Delivery at New Zealand Police and Mary Calam, Director General of Crime and Policing Group, UK, titled “Rethinking police priorities? Tackling child sexual abuse in Rotherham.” The course will also include participation in the immersive leadership and team ‘Everest’ simulation exercise developed by Harvard University.

Core topics studied include: Contemporary leadership styles and developing highly performing teams; Target setting and performance management; Rewards and recognition; Operational risk management; Decision-making; Managing innovation; Organisational and team dynamics.

The course is suitable for UK and international police officers – and the feedback has been excellent. “I wish I had this course when I was a Sergeant starting out.”; “Really well thought out - a good balance between team participation/discussion and lectures. Excellent five days.”; “Really enjoyed and learnt a lot from the course content, location, variety of speakers and interaction with other delegates.”
The course costs £1250 (with a 10% reduction for bookings of two or more people).

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