National CPD Week 6-10 November 2017

CPD week returns again this year, bigger and better and we are delighted to once again offer some fantastic activities. Take control of your CPD and sign up for one. We will be adding new activities on a regular basis so please keep checking back on this page.

If you are brand new to CPD or looking for a quick reminder then see our Continuing Professional Development page. From there you could plan or reflect on your CPD using our toolkit and resources or upload CPD evidence to your Membership page. Remember, CPD is about what you get out not how much you put in.

Unless specified otherwise, the opportunities listed below are open only to College of Policing Members. Please include your Membership number when you register your interest in an opportunity (you can find it in your Membership newsletter; new members will receive it in their welcome letter). Not yet a member? It's free and easy to join – find out how.

If you want to find out what's on offer from your force click here. To find out what our Community Chairs are saying this CPD Week look here. CPD week this year is based on the three themes of National CPD:

If using the email links below is prohibited by your organisations IT systems, please contact professionaldevelopment@college.pnn.police.uk  for further information.

Summary of activity​Details​Contact
Crime recording and data integrity in Safeguarding

This Skype session, facilitated by DCI Richard Sumner from West Yorkshire Police, takes a practical look at the vulnerabilities of several reporting routes into Safeguarding units. The session will also cover responsibilities and compliances relating to specific crimes prevalent in safeguarding.
​7 November
9.00 - 13.00
Webinar
​College Professional Development
Insight into Aviation Policing

Shadow an operational Sergeant or Inspector in their daily role policing one of the world's busiest airports. Learn about the role of an AFO and meet the departments supporting our Protective Security role.

Applications from underrepresented groups including females, BaME and LGBT are particularly welcome, as are those from bi-lingual officers.
8 - 10 November
Heathrow Police Station
​10 places available
College Professional Development
Professional placements: the why, who and how

Find out how a professional placement outside your place of work can benefit you and policing. By sharing their learning from a range of placements Ben Crane and colleagues will explain how stepping outside of policing helped them bring new learning and ideas back into the service.
8 November 2017
12.00 - 13.00
Webinar​
College Professional Development
West Yorkshire Police Dog section

What an opportunity for animal lovers. Spend a day watching the drug dog refresher training and get a tour of the kennels.
6-10 November
1 person per day
Wakefield​
College Professional Development
College of Policing annual conference

The theme of this year's conference is Everyday innovation: from ideas to action, and it promises to be one of the most engaging policing conferences of the year.
23 November 2017
3 places available
Ryton​
College Professional Development
​Hydra vulnerability

Hydra is an immersive, interactive environment for delivering excercises to develop decision makers to better manage critical incidents. This particular course is being delivered to NWP's probationary Constables and is set at their skill level. The succesful applicant will have the opportunity to observe and/or take part in the exercise.
8 November 2017
4 places available
North Wales Police HQ​
​please contact Samantha Forest or PS Richie Wells for more details
Professional Committee

A chance to shadow Oliver Cattermole, Chief of Staff at the College of Policing, at the Professional Committee, a key part of the College's infrastructure that has representation from across policing.
7 November 2017
8:45 - 15.00
1 place available
Novotel London City South​
College Professional Development
Professional Committee*

A chance to shadow Rachel Tuffin, interim CEO of the College of Policing at the Professional Committee, a key part of the College's infrastructure that has representation from across policing.

* this opportunity is now filled 
7 November 2017
9.00 - 14.30
1 place available
Novotel London City South​
College Professional Development 
​Professional standards and code of ethics

This input provides operational knowledge of professional standards and the COE and will provide additional insights into the fast track and direct entry schemes. Although designed for officers and staff who work in relevant areas, this session is particularly aimed at brand new officers.
10 November 2017
09.00 - 12.00
6 places available
Ryton​
College Professional Development
Introduction to 360 feedback workshop (College staff only)

Dispel the myths around 360 degree feedback. Find out how 360 can be used to support your CPD, how to get the best from it and how to take the next steps toward behavioural change.  This session is open to all, but it will be particularly useful to those who have signed up to the Beyond 360s. 
10 November 2017
14.00 - 15:30
14 places available
Harrogate​
College Professional Development
Beyond 360 feedback report and feedback session (College staff only)

Recieve a free feedback report and one hour session from a trained facilitator. Due to the time required to obtain feedback for this activity it is anticipated that feedback sessions will take place mid-December or early 2018.

It is recommended that you attend the Introduction to 360 workshop, but a telephone briefing will be provided if needed.

from 6 November (must be taken within 3 months)
5 places​ available
College Professional Development
​Direct Entry programmes - myth busting

This engaging and multimedia webinar gives officers and staff the opportunity to ask questions about and discuss the Direct Entry programmes for Superintendent and Inspector.
10 November 2017
9:30 - 10.30​
Webinar
College Professional Development
Business Mentoring

This training session, brought to us by Surrey Police and Weighmans LLP, will provide tools, tips and advice on how to plan, prepare and carry out successful mentor meetings and build strong mentoring relationships. This training is for anyone at the appropriate level who would like to become a mentor and/or feels they need to build the skills and confidence required to successfully mentor others.
9 November 2017
14.00 - 16.00
40 places available
Surrey Police HQ - Guildford​
​please contact Joanna Ticehurst for more details
Effective Communication

This workshop is designed to equip you with a greater sense of self-awareness and an understanding of communication styles.Be more effective in working relationships by learning about the four main communication styles, and learning how to identify, understand and adapt your own communication style.

9 November 2017
10.00 - 12.30
40 places available
Surrey Police HQ​ - Guildford
​please contact Joanna Ticehurst for more details
Insights discovery

This workshop provides an opportunity to enhance self-awareness and understand your own and others perceptions of yourself. This will add to your leadership and communication skills and provide you with the tools to better connect with others and raise your and their performance.
7 November 2017
10.00 - 14.00
12 places available
Surrey Police HQ - Guildford
College Professional Development
CPD management  -Surrey & Sussex

This webinar focuses on a demonstration of the Surrey & Sussex Leaderhip Learning Platform, showing how leadership development is supported and CPD is managed through the platform.
7 November 2017
11.00 - 12.00
Webinar​
​please contact Emma Player for more details
Managing successful organisational change (College staff only)

This workshop is designed to explore the reasons who so many organisational change initiatives fail to deliver as intended – and then to explain how to overcome the most common mistakes.

Both sessions will be delivered by Superintendent Jon Speed who currently leads on the delivery of the College's Senior Leadership Programme.
9 November 2017
13.00 - 16.00
Harperley Hall​
​please contact Delivery Admin and mark FAO Barry Rodker & Yvette Parnell
Stress management

This workshop explores what causes stress and explains techniques for recognising signs and symptoms of stress in ourselves and others. Delegates will discuss what helps them to relax and will consider strategies for long-term improvements in their health and wellbeing based around the Health and Safety Executive 'Management Standards' – a systematic approach to dealing with stress.

Both sessions will be delivered by Inspector Jonathan Bowers who has recently joined the leadership training team on secondment from the Metropolitan Police.

8 November 2017
10.00 - 13.00
Harrogate
​please contact Delivery Admin and mark FAO Barry Rodker & Yvette Parnell
Command Shadowing (Police officers only)

An opportunity to shadow a number of roles in a public order operation. These are: Silver commander, Bronze Commander (x2), PSU Medic, Crime SIO.

Due to the confidential nature of the operation, applicants will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to details being disclosed.
w/c 6 November 2017
5 places available​
North Surrey
​please contact Surrey Police to register your interest
SIO shadowing (Police officers only)

This is a unique opportunity whereby you will get an inside seat on the inner workings of a significant operation and the role of the Senior Investigating Officer including the pressure, decision making and responsibility.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right applicant and perfectly suited to existing SIO's or those aspiring to be.
6 - 8 November 2017
2 places available​
Surrey
​please contact Christine Brown for more details
​SIO operational presentation and expert panel

This presentation and Q&A session is in addition to the SIO shadowing opportunity offered above and is offered primarily to unsuccesful or ineligible applicants. This will be of interest to aspiring or current SIO's and Public Order commanders as well as those seeking to understand the complexity of large scale investigations.
9 November 2017
50 places available over x2 sessions
Surrey
​please contact Christine Brown for more details
Shadow Brighton & Hove's Prevention team

On the 6th November 2017 the newly formed Prevention Team (formerly known as Neighbourhood Policing Team) will go live on Brighton & Hove Division and across the force. There will be an opportunity to shadow PCSO's, prevention and enforcement officers and review our new local policing model. You may also shadow members of our Local Policing Program who have developed this model.
Flexible dates and times
2 places available per team
Brighton and Hove
College Professional Development
​Shadow Brighton and Hove's Vulnerability team

Formed at the beginning of 2017, the Vulnerability Team identify and work with the most vulnerable members of the local community such as missing person's and victims of domestic abuse. There is an opportunity to work alongside this team and learn how they identify and reduce risk through partnership working.
Flexible dates and times
2 places available per team
Brighton and Hove​
College Professional Development
Shadow Brighton and Hove's Licensing team

Brighton and Hove division has the largest night time economy in the UK and is the lead force in Licensing. There is an opportunity to join their licensing team and see how they manage, review and enforce licensing legislation.
Flexible dates and times
2 places available per team
Brighton and Hove​
College Professional Development
More shadowing opportunities with Brighton and Hove district

There is an opportunity to go on mobile patrol with Brighton and Hove's Neighbourhood Response Team, responding to emergency and non-emergency calls, or to shadow teams in investigations, safeguarding and criminal justice.
Flexible dates and times
2 places available per team
Brighton and Hove​
College Professional Development
National Police Library open week

The library at Ryton are offering library tours and inductions throughout CPD week.
​6 - 10 November 2017
Flexible times
Ryton
​please contact the Library for more details
​Resources for your CPD

Reading a book or a journal article can count towards your CPD objectives for your PDR. The National Police Library’s resources include a wide range of leadership, development and wellbeing documents. Find out how to access a range of CPD resources from the National Police Library in this workshop.

8 November 2017
11.00 - 12.00
Ryton​
​please contact the Library for more details
Cultural Change

Organisational culture is frequently held responsible for preventing change programmes within policing from delivering all the potential benefits their programme and project teams forecast. This session will provide delegates with some cultural considerations when planning change that may help bring about desired changes in outcomes, behaviours and values.
9 November 2017
14.00 - 15.00
Webinar​
College Professional Development
Interview skills (College staff only)

This workshop focuses on interview preparation, delivering convincing answers to questions, effective presentation that creates a great impressions, and how to manage interview nerves.
7 November 2017
13.00 - 16.00
12 places available
Harrogate (Leitch)​
College Professional Development
Interview skills

This teleconference with supporting  focuses on interview preparation, delivering convincing answers to questions, effective presentation that creates a great impressions, and how to manage interview nerves.
8 November 2017
13.00 - 14.30
Teleconference​
College Professional Development 
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) workshop

Find out how the learning gained from skills and experience can help towards academic or professional qualifications. This workshop will introduce the available options and the tools the College has created to help support the process.
10 November​ 2017
11.00 - 12.00
Teleconference
College Professional Development
CSI Shadowing

This is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring CSIs or those interested in how these valuable teams work offer advice in relation to evidence potential, forensic strategies and onward submissions regarding DNA and enhanced fingerprint technologies.
10 November 2017
08.00 - 16:00 (x1 late shift will be 16.00 - 00.00)
6 places
Guildford (2), ​Durrington, Haywards Heath, Eastbourne, Brighton
College Professional Development
Attend the Cheshire Constabulary Leadership conference

Experience Cheshire's 'Journey of the Force' and gain an insight into the 'We're Here' commitments. The focus on vulnerability includes a victim's account and guest speaking from the founder of the Right Conversation.
17 November 2017
09.00 - 16.00
20 places available
Cheshire Constabulary HQ​
​please contact Cheshire HR for more details
Personality assessment feedback session (College staff only)

Complete an online personality questionnaire (the NEO PI-R) and then have a face to face or telephone feedback session focussed according to your preference of either general personality, careers strengths or development.
Flexible dates and times
5 places available​
Location TBC
​please contact Helen Slimmon for more details
Home Office Arm's Length Bodies conference

A chance to ​shadow Millie Banjeree, independent interim chair of the College Board of Directors, at this conference.
​7 November 2017
10.00 - 15.00
1 place available
London
College Professional Development

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