Personal Leadership module (Senior Leadership Development Programme)


The Personal Leadership module explores the importance of self-awareness as a leader and will help you to consider your personal leadership style, emotional intelligence, your ability to influence culture and to reflect on the necessity of operating at the correct level as a leader.

Required experience

Prior to attending this programme you must already have broad experience of management and/or leadership in a policing environment with a basic knowledge of some well-known leadership models.  This module is aimed at functional leaders, commonly third line managers or above who lead teams where several other managers report to them. It is aimed at those who are department heads, chief inspectors and superintendents. Police officers, staff and citizens in policing operating at the right level are equally welcome to join the programme. Delegates are expected to own their learning and select which elements they need to complete based on individual development plans. These should be formulated in force in conjunction with line managers and based on role and experience.


Pre-course learning

Before attending this programme you must complete the following activities:

Please note: For pre-reads 1-3 you will be able to access the titles by clicking the link, which will take you directly to the relevant PDF file. For pre-reads 4-5 you will be required to register as a guest user with the National Police Library. To join the National Police Library you will need to complete the library registration form and email it to the library. For more information and to download the form please visit the following page: National Police Library.

At the end of the Personal Leadership module, you will be tasked with identifying a personal development project that focuses on Leadership Levels. The Leadership Levels are an integral part of the Personal Leadership module and emphasise the need to ensure that you are operating at the appropriate level. In order to prepare for this, please read this briefing note.

You will not currently receive a qualification for attending the SLDP Personal Leadership Skills but linking the development programme to a CMI qualification is currently under consideration and, as with any development programme, attendance and completion of the programme will be recognised by recruitment personnel and hiring departments.

How to apply:

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