Development Centre

These are intensive two-day sessions for Superintendents, Chief Superintendents, or equivalent level police staff, and are thinking about applying to attend the Strategic Command Course (SCC) within the next one to five years.

You should identify with a group which is under-represented in senior policing, for example, women, Black and Minority Ethnic and/or another under-represented group.

Typically you will be someone who leads a large and/or complex area of your organisation.

The Development Centre mirrors the environment of an executive level assessment centre in order to provide you with a realistic experience. You will have the opportunity to focus on your strengths and areas for development, which will support your progression in the workplace and towards chief officer roles.

You will complete assessment exercises, equivalent to those used in the Assessment Process for the SCC, and then participate in one-to-one feedback discussions with qualified assessors to identify key learning points to develop your approach to similar tasks and issues back in the workplace. 

In addition, you will explore the exercises through facilitated group discussions with peers and assessors, as well as being encouraged to commit time to self-reflection to really optimise this learning opportunity.

You will be supported through further developmental opportunities both prior to and following attendance. This will help you identify further opportunities to master your development areas back in the workplace.

Dates for the Development Centre in 2019 are to be confirmed.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: seniorselection@college.pnn.police.uk

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