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)

Continuing Professional Development - Virtual Events 

Please see below upcoming events in the programme of Chief Officer CPD,  which has been based on feedback from Chief Officers and current policing priorities. These will usually run every other Tuesday, and in the same time timeslot of 1500-1630 (although there will sometimes be additional events, such as those being planned for March, with details TBC shortly, and for which you may want to save the date).

To register for any of these, please email hub@college.pnn.police.uk

These sessions are for those at ACC level and above (and police staff equivalents). 

Details of a parallel set of mainly morning sessions on the same dates for Supts and C/Supts (and police staff equivalents) can be found on the Police Superintendents' Association webpage.




26 January 2021

Unravelling Unconscious Bias - Science and Solutions

Dr Pragya Agarwal 

(author of 'Sway - Unravelling Unconscious Bias')

9 February 2021

​Learning from Major Incidents - Inclusion & Diversity in the Public Eye

​CC Rachel Swann, Derbyshire Constabulary

23 February 2021

Leadership for Wellbeing

Dr Jess Miller, University of Cambridge/Police Care UK & 

Dr SJ Lennie, Manchester Metropolitan University

9 March 2021

Leadership for Inclusion – Community Engagement

Commander Dr Alison Heydari, Metropolitan Police &

Majid Hussain, Oldham IAG

16 March 2021

​Leadership for Inclusion – dealing with disproportionality in staff discipline

DCC Phil Cain – North Yorkshire Police & 

Dr Eden Charles – People Opportunities

23 March 2021


We are in the process of arranging many more interesting and topical sessions beyond March 2021.  Details will be  made available on this page asap.



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 


Peer 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

Details for events for 2021 will be published here soon.

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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