Executive Development in Policing Program
|Session(s)||Location||Start date||End date|
|Course 1 OV||Online-Virtual||2022-09-06||2022-11-25|
|Course 2 B||Ottawa/Online-Virtual||2023-01-09||2023-02-17|
|Course 3 OV||Online-Virtual||2023-03-06||2023-04-28|
|Course 4 B||Online-Virtual/In Person TBD||2023-05-15||2023-06-28|
|$11,700.00||no data-||no data-||$11,700.00|
The Canadian Police College is pleased to offer the modernized Executive Development in Policing program (EDP), the result of which is based on feedback from an extensive needs analysis and current trends in leadership development.
Police executive leaders work in dynamic environments that are quickly changing and evolving. They face internal and external challenges that require high levels of personal and professional resilience and strong strategic capacity. Successful police executive leaders need to be confident and innovative decision makers while creating healthy work place environments that are people focused. Also of great importance is that they need to have a network of peers that are part of their support system.
The Executive Development in Policing program (EDP) is for high potential police and civilian senior managers and executives working in law enforcement. It is designed to enhance and evolve participants’ leadership competencies, with a focus on strategic and emotional and social dimensions and an overarching goal of strengthening their leadership character. Participants will work through a series of four consecutive courses designed to progressively challenge them to be leaders who inspire, are visionary and are change agents.
As part of the program, participants will complete a series of assignments in all four courses that include an extensive strategic leadership project that will focus on both strategic planning and the importance of connecting process and people. The newly revised central EDP project is designed to give participants the opportunity to integrate the people and process dimensions of leadership as they actively engage in the dynamic creation of structures, policies and practices that build individual and organizational capacity and capability to deliver public safety services.
A series of key partners will contribute to the delivery of the program over and above the EDP Manager such as EDP fellows, the project coach and assessor, key senior law enforcement executive leaders as well as key academic and industry subject matter resources. Individually participants will also work internally with an executive sponsor and a project advisor.
EDP consists of four consecutive courses which will be delivered using a blended approach of online self-study, virtual sessions and in person (post-pandemic). The four courses are listed here with their respective duration, associated virtual sessions, and participant assignments:
- Course 1 Theme: The Committed and Engaged Leader
- 12 weeks, online self study and virtual
- Approximately 15 virtual sessions
- 4 assignments
- Course 2 Theme: The Resilient and Strategic Leader
- 12 weeks, online self study and virtual or 6 weeks, online self study, virtual and in person
- Approximately 21 virtual sessions
- 4 assignments
- Course 3 Theme: The Conscientious Leader
- 8 weeks, online self study and virtual
- Approximately 9 virtual sessions
- 3 assignments
- Course 4 Theme: The Modern and Innovative Leader
- 6 weeks, online self study and virtual or 6.5 weeks, online self study, virtual and in person
- Approximately 14 virtual sessions (10 of which are during the last two weeks)
- 4 assignments
Central and Other EDP Assignments Workload
In total, EDP participants will complete 13 assignments, 8 of which will be part of the central assignment in the program which will be completed progressively throughout the program. For the central assignment, participants will individually complete a series of 8 assignments for which they should expect to necessitate the following amount of time:
- Course 1: 2 assignments, 3 hours / assignment and 3 weeks to complete each
- Course 2: 2 assignments, 3 hours / assignment and 3 weeks to complete each
- Course 3: 1 assignment, 15-25 hours and 6 weeks to complete
- Course 4: 3 assignments, 2 hours / assignment and 3 weeks to complete all three
For the other 5 assignments, 3 will be completed individually and 2 will be completed in a group setting. Each will require approximately 2 hours to complete.
Format and delivery
- Length of program
- 10 to 12 months
- Class size
- Online, self study and virtual: maximum 16 students or
- Online, self study, virtual and in person: maximum 24 students
- Delivery setting
One of the two options:
- Online self-study and virtual delivery (mandatory attendance during work hours)
- Online self study, virtual and in person (mandatory attendance during work hours)
- Reflect on and evolve your people skills to optimize your abilities to relate to others at multiple levels with a view to engage and commit to your leadership development within EDP and the development of your leadership character.
- Reflect on and evolve your strategic planning abilities that involve both process and people skills.
- Enhance and expand your critical analysis and judgement which will facilitate evidence based decision making and your ability to innovate and explore future-focused possibilities.
- Explore the wide range of strategic abilities and the implications in terms of relationships, short and long-term considerations, and internal and external factors among other things.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
- The program is designed for senior law enforcement managers and decision makers at the rank of inspector or superintendent or an equivalent.
- Applicants must have completed the Strategic Policing through Action and Character leadership development course (formerly the Senior Police Administration Course) offered by the Canadian Police College or an equivalent management and leadership course or work experience. This can be specified in Section B on the registration form.
- Admittance Mandatory Requirements
- Identify an Executive Sponsor who will support their application into the one-year program. Depending on the size of your organization, in smaller and some middle organizations, the sponsor should be the Chief, in middle and larger organizations, the sponsor should be at least one or two levels higher (whenever possible) than the applicant’s level. Whenever possible, it should not be the direct line manager.
- Submit an approved registration form, an up-to-date curriculum vitae outlining their work experience and education, and a written letter from your Executive Sponsor explaining:
- Why the developmental program is needed and how you and your organization will benefit from it.
- What expectations the organization has for the applicant in completing the EDP program and how it will contribute to the organizational goals and strategic priorities.
- Who will be the internal advisor to the participant who will be able to directly support the participant’s leadership development in the program.
- Acceptance or refusal in the program is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
To register, registrants must:
- Participants must attend and successfully complete all segments and assignments of each course to successfully complete the program and receive a certificate.
- Students complete a series of assignments including the central assignment which will be completed during the program and will consist of a maximum of 50 pages of written work.
- Various formal evaluation methods are used for each course (including the central assignment):
- Course 1 - written assignments, and learning contract
- Course 2 - written assignments, and case study and role play
- Course 3 - written assignment, leadership profile activity, learning contract
- Course 4 - written assignments, presentation, learning contract
- Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the program instructor.
The graduates of the college's Executive Development in Policing program are eligible for credits toward specific graduate programs at Charles Sturt University and at Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information, please refer to the Transfer credits section.
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