Coaching Skills for Police Supervisors

Oxford Management Centre

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Oxford Management Centre


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Who should attend

This Oxford course is aimed at all levels of Policing leadership. Whether you are front facing or leading teams this course will help the following roles;

  • Team Leaders
  • First line and Middle Managers
  • Senior Leaders
  • HR professionals and those in teaching/ training roles

About the course

This Oxford Coaching Skills for Police Supervisors Training seminar will help delegates develop their coaching, mentoring, performance review and interaction skills with colleagues, line managers, stakeholders and service users to improve personal and organisational performance. Helping others achieve their potential is a key leadership skill, this course will assist delegates in recognising and supporting the development of themselves and their staff.

This course will allow delegates to consider their own learning, coaching and mentoring styles and how best to adapt these to any given coaching/developmental situation e.g. challenging staff appraisal. This highly interactive course explores underpinning theories and best practice allowing delegates to put knowledge and skills into practice in a safe learning environment, before identifying time, place and opportunities to transfer learning back into their workplace.

Key areas of coaching and mentoring such as communication, body language, cultural considerations, contracting and skills required will be explored and set within the culture and context of policing in the UAE.

This Oxford seminar will highlight:

  • Coaching and mentoring- similarities and differences
  • Understanding self and others - using a Myers Briggs Type instrument to explore delegates preferences including communication and leadership
  • Coaching models and processes
  • Coaching in action
  • Learning into action -planning for success


At the end of this Oxford seminar you will learn to:

  • Understand your own preferences (MBTI) and how to adapt these to people and situations
  • Plan and prepare a coaching session
  • Deliver a coaching session
  • Recognise differences and similarities of coaching and mentoring
  • Develop an action plan to support transfer of learning back into the workplace

Training Methodology

This Oxford course will be highly interactive employing group and individual work, video and audio clips and team exercises with opportunities for delegates to practice skills and knowledge in a safe learning environment. During the course delegates will coach and be coached again to gain a deeper understanding of process, techniques and challenges.

Organisational Impact

Policing is a service built on effective communication. Coaching is a form communication which supports personal development and performance improvement. Coaching is a skill and like any skill we can pick up bad habits, drop our skill level and forget things. This course will help the Police to have greater confidence in their staff, it can help to improve performance, reduce areas of conflict and help improve relationships internally and externally. As the saying goes 'Practice makes Perfect', this course allows delegates to develop existing skills plus learn new ones and practice these in a setting where the worst that can happen is, they will learn.

Personal Impact

Skills and knowledge development are part of lifelong learning. This course will focus on key aspects of coaching which will assist you in your professional and personal life. Policing is built on effective communication. This is an opportunity to develop existing skills and learn new ones to support your continued professional development as a Police Officer. Any career development requires the ability to develop self and others, coaching is one life influencing another, this course can help you recognise and plan for your career goals.

Course Outline

The course will be underpinned by key academic theories and recognised best practice. For example, a Myers Brigss self-assessment will help delegates recognise their personal preferences and how this shapes their interactions with others. A number of different coaching models will be explored allowing delegates to consider which one fits their style and organisational expectations.

Day 1 Coaching and Mentoring (C&M)

  • How we Learn
  • C&M as a Process
  • Communication Skills including Questioning
  • Cultural and Contextual Considerations
  • C&M skills

Day 2 Coaching Models and Theories

  • Processes and Models
  • Planning and Preparing
  • Emotional and Political Intelligence
  • Individual and Team Coaching in Action

Day 3 Emotional Intelligence and Understanding Self

  • An MBTI Self-Assessment Process and Group Exercise will explore Personal Preferences
  • How your Personal Preferences shape your Interactions with Others
  • Benefits of Diverse Organisations
  • Understanding Self and How this Influences your Coaching Style and Approach

Day 4 Coaching in Action

  • Having a GO
  • Planning and Preparing your Coaching Session
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Being Coached
  • Debriefing

Day 5 Coaching in Action

  • Having another GO
  • Feedback and Debriefs
  • Learning Transfer
  • Action Plans and Continued Professional Development

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