International Leadership Programme (ILP)

The International Leadership Programme (ILP) is a full-time residential course designed to develop middle managers.

ILP 137 photo_220x124px.jpgThe ILP is designed to develop middle managers. At the heart of the programme is a core of leadership and management. To this we add specialist knowledge of managing operations, the investigation of serious crime, and a number of other subjects which are part of contemporary policing.

The ILP has produced graduates among the highest levels of police leadership internationally. As chief officers, many of our graduates retain a positive view of the programme, and have used it to develop the staff who follow them.

Individual and organisational benefits

The programme is designed to develop the management, leadership and operational command skills of delegates, enabling them to lead teams and manage change more effectively. UK policing methods are used as a vehicle to enable delegates to compare and contrast their respective policing models.

The course provides professional development opportunities focusing on

  • Leading and managing
  • Change
  • Investigations
  • Operations
  • Organisational development

  • Human rights
  • Accountability, governance and professional standards

Dates, cost and venue

The programme is delivered twice a year for eight weeks. The 2018 programme dates are:

19 March 2018 - 11 May 2018

Autumn programme dates TBA

The eight-week programme costs per attendee are inclusive of accommodation and meals, but exclude the costs of return airfare to the UK.

Course fee - £19,995

The venue for the March 2018 course will be published in due course

​Who can attend

The ILP is targeted at Inspectors, Chief inspectors and Superintendents such as territorial commanders and department heads. It includes judicial and military equivalents. Delegates selection should be based on clear potential for career progression.

Delegates must be proficient in both spoken and written English to enable research to be undertaken and papers to be completed to the required standard.

Statements from past students:

"Thank you very much, it is an unforgettable moment of my life."

"The course is comprehensive and covers the most important requirements for police officers."

"I have learnt to expand my knowledge with new methods to improve my skills, build more confidence with the use of resources. Working as a team with other partnerships."

"I learnt how to be a better leader."

"A unique learning experience, the friendships and the bond that we have built over the past eight weeks."

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