Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership

Oxford Management Centre

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  • 5 days
  • in person

Oxford Management Centre


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Who should attend

This Oxford training course is suitable for a wide range of Police professionals but will greatly benefit all individuals who wish to improve their leadership skills and develop their power and effectiveness, includes the following:

  • Managers
  • Senior Leaders
  • Middle Managers
  • Those identified as Talent or High Potential Development
  • Leaders in specialist post

About the course

Leadership in Policing requires a unique mindset and skill set that is not necessarily found in traditional business roles. This Oxford Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership training course has been developed to provide powerful understanding, key effective skills as well as the practical tools needed to grow your personal leadership presence. It is well documented that the best leaders are self-aware and able to utilise this internal strength to influence the direction of others to improve performance – personal and organisational.

In attending this highly interactive and engaging Oxford training course, you will gain a greater understanding of your own leadership, becoming more self-aware, as well as developing strategies to enhance your leadership impact. You will undertake a unique and individual leadership journey to help you develop the skills and motivation to grow as an effective and influential Police Leader.

This Oxford training course will highlight:

  • How to improve your understanding of leadership through a reflective self-development journey
  • The “inner” leader within you as a strong source of growth
  • Advanced ways to influence others, building a powerful and compelling personal presence
  • The skills to lead through personal and organisational change
  • Decision making and problem-solving in incident management


By the end of this Oxford training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand Police leadership and the context in which it operates
  • Analyse your preferred leadership style for greater effectiveness
  • Discover and develop further your intrinsic leadership qualities
  • Understand emotional intelligence and its impact on leading
  • Grow in personal power, influence, and impact
  • Develop the critical interpersonal skills essential for leading others

Training Methodology

This innovative and dynamic Oxford Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership training course will utilise a variety of adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. It will include a highly interactive and engaging group as well as individual activities, relevant case studies, worked examples, and specifically targeted content videos. To support your development, a Leadership Profile assessment will be utilised to raise your awareness of individual leadership styles and skills.

Organisational Impact

Police organisations will benefit greatly through this programme of study, as Leaders with improved self-awareness and emotional competence:

  • Ability to understand and relate with more significant impact and authority to people in the organisation and members of the public
  • Avoid many of the difficult people and HR problems that affect poor performance in the organisation
  • Possess skills that are now considered to have a more significant impact on Leadership than traditional measures
  • Promote increased employee cooperation, engagement, increased motivation, increased productivity and increased performance
  • Have improved confidence which positively impacts on relationships and communication
  • An enhanced awareness of incident management leading to improved decision making and problem-solving

Personal Impact

This impact of this training course to the participants are manifold and includes:

  • Accelerate your career development
  • Undertake a leadership self-development journey
  • Assess your leadership potential more clearly
  • Be able to recognise and regulate your own emotions as well as the emotions in others
  • Improve your ability to communicate, resolve conflict, influence and work with others
  • Become a more self-aware and influential leader

Course Outline


Understanding Your Preferred Leadership Style

  • The Principles of Leadership
  • The Context of Police Leadership in the 21st Century
  • Defining the Characteristics and Competencies of Effective Leaders
  • Application of Leadership Characteristics in Policing
  • Defining Your Leadership Preference – (Self-assessment Leadership Profile)
  • Rebalance Your Leadership Style for Optimal Results


Leadership: Emotional Intelligence Excellence

  • Emotional Intelligence and the Impact on Leadership
  • Achieving Leadership Emotional Excellence
  • Leadership through Inner Mastery
  • Growing Your Inner Personal Power and Positive Attitude
  • Developing Your Personal Brand and Personal Integrity
  • Continued Professional Development – Opportunities, Goal Setting and Action Plans


Mastering the Art of Influence and Persuasion

  • Utilising Powerful Interpersonal Skills
  • Applying the Principles of Influence, Power & Persuasion
  • Powerful Behavioural Motivation Techniques
  • Empowering Others to Achieve Successful Results
  • Values & Ethics When Influencing and Negotiating


  • Introduction to Incident Management – Decision Making and Problem
  • Solving
  • Operational Incidents – Leading during a Crisis
  • Decision Making – Best Practices in International Policing
  • Incident Resolution – Organisational Structures, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • Human Rights, Values & Ethics – Shaping Decision Making and Accountability
  • Options and Contingencies – Problem Analysis in Action


Leading Change in a Changing World

  • Change Management Theory and Practices in Policing
  • Engaging Staff and Stakeholders in Change – Building Commitment
  • Responses to Change – Personal and Organisational
  • Communication during Change – Overcoming Resistance and Developing a Compelling Message
  • Next Steps, Leaders as Readers

Advanced Certificate in Police Leadership at Oxford Management Centre

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