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Coaching and mentoring skills workshop

Develop coaching skills to support the progression of underrepresented police officers and staff.


This workshop aims to enable participants to develop their coaching and mentoring skills to support inclusion and contribute to culture change within policing.

The workshop will:

  • raise your personal awareness of how culture and inclusivity can be built from your leadership
  • develop your coaching and mentoring skills
  • enable you to play an active role in the development, progression and retention of officers and staff from groups underrepresented in policing
  • give you tools to be an active bystander or 'upstander'

What the workshop involves

The workshop includes discussions about building an inclusive environment and how mentoring relationships can be impacted by differences or perceived differences. It also includes reflections on the lived experiences of officers and staff from groups currently underrepresented in policing.

The workshop will enhance your effectiveness as a leader, enabling you to have better conversations with anyone.

It involves three sections. These are:

  • pre-work – including mandatory learning for the online session (approximately one hour)
  • one, three-hour online session
  • a two-day, face-to-face workshop – covering the impact of bias on individuals and groups, how to be an active bystander, developing an inclusive culture, and core introductory skills for coaching and mentoring

These sections are interspersed with periods of reading and video viewing, and time in the workplace for your learning to be reflected on and applied. 

You will be supported throughout with access to two Level 7-qualified and highly experienced executive coaches. These coaches will be leading the sessions.

Those who attend the programme commit to working with at least three people from groups underrepresented in policing over the period of 18 months. You will be asked in a follow-up survey whether the skills you've learned on the course have been useful.

Booking information

To book:

Key details


Line management responsibility.

Rank/staff eligibility
All ranks and levels
Accreditation notes:

A certificate of completion is provided.



Course contact
Additional documents
Additional information

The College shares the list of delegates with their home forces, to support in-force mentoring. Delegates can also register on our national list of mentors.

There will be the opportunity to ask questions about your practice during the sessions. You are encouraged to form peer supervision groups after the workshops to continue building your skills.

Course timetable 2023/24

You must attend both sessions in your cohort to complete this programme – if you miss the online session, you will not be invited to the face-to-face workshop. Check you can attend both before signing up.

Cohort 1

  • Online session – Wednesday 6 September 2023
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 19 to Wednesday 20 September 2023 (at Ryton)

Cohort 2

  • Online session – Wednesday 27 September 2023
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 10 to Wednesday 11 October 2023 (at Harperley Hall)

Cohort 3

  • Online session – Tuesday 17 October 2023
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 31 October to Wednesday 1 November 2023 (at Ryton)

Cohort 4

  • Online session – Tuesday 7 November 2023
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 21 to Wednesday 22 November 2023 (at the Telegraph Hotel, Coventry CV1 1GU)

Cohort 5

  • Online session – Wednesday 29 November 2023
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 12 to Wednesday 13 December 2023 (at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1ED)

Cohort 6

  • Online session – Tuesday 5 December 2023
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 16 to Wednesday 17 January 2024 (North Yorkshire Police headquarters, Muker Room, Northallerton DL6 1BF)

Cohort 7

  • Online session – Tuesday 9 January 2024
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 January 2024 (at Ryton)

Cohort 8

  • Online session – Tuesday 30 January 2024
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 February 2024 (at Ryton)

Cohort 9

  • Online session – Tuesday 6 February 2024
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 February 2024 (at Ryton)

Cohort 10

  • Online session – Tuesday 20 February 2024
  • Face-to-face workshop – Tuesday 5 to Wednesday 6 March 2024 (at Ryton)
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