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Training and Development Opportunities Available for Superintendents

CPD events

College of Policing events:
24th January 2023 11:00-12:30
7th March 2023 11:00 - 12:30
Police governance, strategic direction and accountability: working with the office of your Police and Crime Commissioner or Mayor 
This event is for Superintendents, Chief Superintendents (and police staff equivalents), and those who have attended or are registered to attend any of the following qualifying events: Aspire Leadership Development Programme, Career Pathways Workshop, the Senior Leaders Development Centre, Senior Leadership Development Programme (SLDP). To avoid disappointment please do not register for the event unless one of these applies.
In this session, Jonathan Jardine (Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner Chief Executives and West Midlands OPCC Chief Executive) will cover:
  • The roles and responsibilities of PCCs and Combined Authority Mayors, and what they mean for policing and senior police leaders
  • How the offices of PCCs and Mayors work, what they do and what you can expect from them as a senior police leader
  • The roles of PCC / Mayor Chief Executives and their equivalents, and how they work with Mayors, PCCs, Chief Constables and senior police leaders
  • How to manage when things go wrong with police governance
To book your place, please email [email protected] 

For further information, contact the Senior Leaders Hub team at [email protected].

Strategic Command Course

Information on how to apply for the Strategic Command Course.
A selection process is used to identify individuals who are capable of being an effective chief officer (or equivalent) and can contribute to and benefit from the Strategic Command Course (SCC).

Information and guidance documents can be found on the College of Policing website here.

Superintendents' Toolkit

Online leadership resources
The Superintendents’ Toolkit is part of a range of online leadership resources created by the College of Policing, PSA and partners, to provide easily accessibly information, which officers and staff can access from all force and personal devices, at any time and place.
The toolkit superintendents and chief superintendents in their decision-making process by providing clear guidance on responsibilities, powers and authorities that come with the role. The toolkit also helps newly-promoted or temporarily-promoted superintendents who would like to get a quick understanding of the additional operating powers and procedures.
Workbooks available include ‘stepping up to the superintendent rank’, ‘strategic planning’, leadership and ‘decision making and risk-management’. Officers can also find easy access to up to date legislation and policy documents.
The toolkit was the result of lengthy consultation with the PSA, which was keen to fill the gap in national training provision provided to newly promoted superintendents.
The Superintendents’ Toolkit can be accessed via the College of Policing portal by anyone with a registered account here.

Once registered you can download the app onto force or personal device by searching for College Leadership Learning in the app store.


Peer Support Training

Could you help a colleague?
The PSA has worked with the College of Policing to launch a new training opportunity for members.
The newly developed Peer Support Training equips members with skills to provide help and guidance to members on a range of issues, acting as a critical friend to colleagues needing independent advice.
 PSA President Paul Fotheringham explains, “The welfare and wellbeing of our members is a core priority for us as an association, and this training provides another means by which we can equip our members with the skills they need to support their peers.
“As senior leaders, there are times when all of us could benefit from a listening ear or a third party perspective on the issues we face at work. These training courses offer the framework for us to be able to provide that supportive influence.
 “Everyone who undertakes the training will be logged on our database, so that members can get in touch with the national office at any time to be connected with a trained peer.  
 “I’d like to welcome as many members as possible to sign up to this free, engaging opportunity and to give something back to colleagues. In the coming weeks we'll also be encouraging anyone who would benefit from being connected to a peer to get in touch with us.”
The training courses, which have been undertaken and approved by the national officer team and National Executive Committee, available for members to attend. Upcoming dates will be published here soon.
Courses are open to any members, including acting and temporary superintendents, and those who are new to association. The courses run from 0900-1500.  To register your interest, email [email protected] 


Senior leadership development programme (SLDP)

Consider your personal leadership style, emotional intelligence and your ability to influence culture’ 
This programme is suitable for chief inspectors, superintendents and police staff with equivalent responsibility. It is assumed that delegates are senior leaders with a broad experience of leadership and supervision.

It consists of two modules, four months apart with a work-based task in between. 

There is less emphasis on teaching leadership techniques and models and more on developing the individual to become better aware of their natural strengths and their areas for development, to fulfil their potential and lead effectively in a complex and demanding environment. 

All delegates are encouraged to develop an action plan to achieve their personal and organisation goals.

More information and booking details are available here.