The Professional Committee oversees national standard setting for the profession of policing, and the Community Chairs are a vital part of it. We asked them for their thoughts ahead of CPD Week 2017.
The College has four Professional Communities, in line with its faculty structure:
Each community is represented by a Community Chair. The Chair of each community plays a vital role in supporting the College to connect with its
membership and represent their communities and public interest at the Committee and wider forums.
Personal responsibility for CPD is one of the three themes of
National CPD. CC Stephen Kavanagh of Essex Police is Crime and Criminal Justice Chair talks about the importance of CPD and how we must challenge ourselves if we are to adapt to the challenges we face.
Personal resilience and wellbeing is another theme of
National CPD. CC Andy Rhodes of Lancashire Constabulary and Organisational Development Chair at the Professional Committee gives us an update on the important work going on in the important area.
Leadership is the third theme of
National CPD. CC Giles York, Community Chair for Professional Development talks about the evolution of CPD in policing, the power of unexpected learning events and how professional development occurs whether we acknowledge it or not.
Finally, in a follow up to the CPD Week 2016 event that he attended, CC York offers his reflections in this blog.