Chief officer CPD events

Sessions for those working at ACC level and above (and police staff equivalents).

Events usually run every other Tuesday, and at the same timeslot of 3pm to 4.30pm.

To register for any of these or if you have any suggestions for CPD topics or activities, email:


7 September 2021

Leadership for wellbeing – cultural change (3pm to 4.30pm)

This session will be delivered by temporary Chief Constable Claire Parmenter of Dyfed-Powys Police, It will cover how to develop a coaching culture within an organisation in order to improve performance and morale.

2 November 2021

‘Tech Savvy’ by Deloitte (3pm to 4.30pm)

The purpose of this session is to equip you with the knowledge and mindset to lead in a digital environment and be effective clients for technology delivery.  Become tech-savvy by learning from tech experts at Deloitte about the technological landscape, and how to apply that to your role as SROs and in leading commercial organisations.

Topics include automation and artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, cyber and digital and analytics – what they are, why they are important to you and what you need to do about them.

The society of evidence-based policing - '10 challenges to policing'

This series of weekly webinars runs from 12pm to 1pm every Wednesday, from 24 March to 26 May 2021.

SIRO Hydra exercise

This event is postponed. To add your name to a waiting list, contact:


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, while 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 SIRO or are likely to in the future at deputy chief constable and assistant chief constable level or equivalent.

If you require on-site accommodation this is chargeable and will be dependent on availability. 

Contact for price information.

The CSLE women’s leadership network

At these facilitated group meetings, women in leadership positions are provided with an opportunity to extend networks and share experiences with other female leaders from across the sectors. Acknowledging gender issues by sharing experiences can propel awareness, improving the working environment and boosting confidence.

As a member of the group you will be able to discuss your experiences and gain advice from other women. This will help tackle the challenges women face in organisations and across sectors.

For more information and details on how to register, email: (Jackie Smith, director, Cross Sector Leadership Exchange).