CPD events and opportunities

See below for Chief Officer level CPD events and opportunities

(we are looking at alternative methods of delivering our postponed events, and will update this page as we have more news on each)

National Leadership Centre Accelerate Programme 

The National Leadership Centre Accelerate Programme brings together high performing BAME leaders from across public services who are aiming to become senior leaders within their respective fields. The programme acts as a talent pipeline into the flagship National Leadership Centre Programme.

This brochure contains more information about the programme, who it's for, and how to apply.

The programme is open for applications until 23 October 2020.

For any queries about the programme, please email  NLCProgrammeEnquiries@cabinetoffice.gov.uk



Following the success of the 'Business skills' module delivered last November, Deloitte will be delivering this interactive online event, which will cover:

  • Cyber
  • Blockchain
  • Automation & AI
  • Cloud
  • Digital & Analytics

There will be opportunities  to 'ask the expert' and have a virtual conversation with your peers. This half-day, online event aims to equip Chief Officers with knowledge of these core technologies and insights on how to be effective clients for technology delivery.

A flyer with an outline programme can be viewed here.

Chief Officer CPD continues to be a priority for the College, and further to the Chief Officers' Survey, and in consultation with Chief Officers presently, we are developing a programme of interesting and topical webinars and pop-up events to follow this one over coming months, which will be advertised on this page. 

How can I book a place?

Please email hub@college.pnn.police.uk 

(attendance for the initial 'Business Skills' module in Nov 2019  is not a pre-requisite to attend this event)



Master’s Degree and Diploma Apprenticeships for Police at Cambridge 2021-23

An invitation from Martin Hewitt Chair NPCC and Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO Director, to Chief Constables: to nominate leaders from their forces for these apprenticeships. 

Closing date for the Masters course is 10 January 2021.

Application window for the Diploma not yet open, but a website for that purpose is expected to be available early 2021.

Full details can be found here.

SIRO Hydra Exercise **POSTPONED**

This one-day hydra facilitated event will be extremely beneficial to those who currently perform the role of Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) or are likely to in the future.  Through immersive learning the delegate will be called upon to make decisions, and explain the rationale behind them, whilst managing an information breach scenario.  The scenario will explore the management of risk and provide opportunities for developing strategies for mitigating risk.  It will also consider the role and remit of the SIRO, the need for strong information governance and highlight the sources of information and support available to the SIRO.  The scenario is based on a real incident and consequently SIRO's could be called upon to manage such an incident at any time.

Entry requirements:

The course is open to those who currently perform the role of Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) or are likely to in the future at DCC & ACC level or equivalent.

If you require on-site accommodation this is chargeable and will be dependent on availability.  Please contact hub@college.pnn.police.uk for price information.

How can I book a place?

For more information on the course, or to book your place email hub@college.pnn.police.uk 


Mentoring for Chief Officers

For some time, the Senior Leaders Hub has supported aspiring Chief Officers through offering a Chief Officer level mentor to those who have attended our Senior Leaders Development Centre (for groups under-represented in senior policing);

this has now been extended to include all newly appointed Chief Officers, and we have a bank of volunteers mentors ready to support and advise less experienced colleagues as they settle into their role.

More details on all of the services available can be found on our Mentoring page here.

Please contact us if you are interested in having the support of a mentor, or if you would like to be a mentor yourself:  hub@college.pnn.police.uk.


CSLE Women's Network group meetings

Facilitated group meetings, to provide women with the opportunity to extend networks and share experiences with other female leaders from across sectors

This is a series of 4 sessions over approx. 6 months approx, commencing January 2020 (exact dates tbc). 

Further details  on each region's events can be found in the downloads on the right, along with registration forms.

For further information, please contact  Sue Hopgood at  sue@csleuk.org


If you have any suggestions for CPD topics or activities you would be interested in, do please let us know by emailing hub@college.pnn.police.uk and we will try and build those in.


Further options to support development at all ranks/levels can be found on our Leadership development choices page, here


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