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Police Leadership Program

Enhance your leadership capabilities.

This program is designed and delivered to strengthen and promote effective leadership practice for senior police officers. Participants learn to think differently and acquire the relevant skills to contribute to the overall health of their organizations.

Overview

The Police Leadership Program (PLP) is a collaboration between the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

This unique, three-week intensive experience focuses on the key facets of leadership and provides participants with the opportunity to challenge themselves in a dynamic learning environment. The program is facilitated by Rotman faculty who are at the forefront of thought leadership and practice. In addition, participants are exposed to prominent guest speakers from law enforcement and the corporate world. The program is anchored around relevant content and activities such as the in-class projects which are designed to address real time policing issues. The program also features many opportunities for networking, engagement with faculty and other experts in the field of policing.

The PLP is designed and delivered to strengthen and promote effective leadership practice of senior police officers. The competencies addressed by the program ensure that participants are equipped with the necessary skills and tools to think differently, make better decisions, be better negotiators, communicate more effectively, act with integrity and political astuteness, understand the implications of financial decisions, manage and lead change and contribute to the overall health of the organization.

The program is constantly reviewed and refreshed through input from the PLP Steering Committee made up of faculty, members of the OACP and several Chiefs of Police.

The program is delivered using appropriate adult learning strategies, such as peer-based learning, simulations, role-playing, team assignments, project-based learning and in-class instruction.

To learn more about OACP, visit Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.


In partnership with: 

OACP 


Scholarships sponsored by:

Johnstone & Cowling LLC



This program is recognized as a Green Course by the Sustainability Office, University of Toronto for the 2016-17 academic year.

This is a Green Course

Key Benefits

During the program participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with industry experts (both from policing and the business community) and Rotman faculty
  • Network with peers from numerous police services
  • Be exposed to the latest thinking in leadership practice
  • Integrate and apply learning and concepts to real time projects
  • Hone and harness leadership competencies to promote organizational and personal effectiveness

This program has been approved for 83 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

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    Exclusive Offer

    This program includes a one-hour post-program consultation with Dr. Ramy Elitzur. Dr. Elitzur is the Program's academic director and The Edward Kernaghan Professor in Financial Analysis. His areas of expertise include financial reporting and analysis, business valuations, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. In addition, Dr. Elitzur has consulted for companies both nationally and internationally. This is a great opportunity for individuals to discuss, one-on-one, any specific questions or areas of interest.

     

     

    Who Should Attend

    The program is designed for senior, experienced police officers:

    • who seek to advance to the executive levels of police command and management;
    • with 10 years of experience as a sworn police officer, with a record of high achievement;
    • with demonstrated potential and ambition to move into a command position; and
    • who can receive sponsorship and support from the appropriate nominating officer.

    Past participants include municipal and community police services from across Ontario, as well as professionals from the Ontario Provincial Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Forces Military Police.

    A discrete number of qualified civilian police managers are accepted for class participation. Participants are nominated by their Chief or Commissioner and sponsored by their department.

     

     

    Schedule

    The Police Leadership Program runs over three consecutive weeks.
    Topics include:

    Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
    • Introduction to Financial Statements
    • Anatomy of a Budget
    • The Budget Process
    • Finalizing the Budget
    • Distributive Bargaining
    • Making Data Talk
    • Politics of Budget
    • Leading Teams
    • Organizational Structure
    • Board Governance
    • Building Trust and Acting with Integrity

    This first week includes several guest speaker sessions and an introduction to the Action Learning Project.

    • Communications
    • The Outsourcing Decision
    • Balanced Scorecard
    • Organizational Architecture
    • Group Think
    • Leading Organizational Culture
    • Auditing Police Financials

    This second week includes several guest speaker sessions.

    • Political Intelligence
    • Compensation Strategy
    • Organizational Demographics
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Integrative Thinking
    • The Buy or Lease Decision
    • Diversity
    • Social Media

    This final week includes a change simulation and project presentations. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony.

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    Fee: $12,000

    Included in program fee:

    • tuition
    • all program materials and supplies
    • completion certificate
    • class-day meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks)

    Application Process

    Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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    Each application is reviewed by the OACP and Rotman admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

    Participant Notification Process

    If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.

    Payment

    A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.  Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

    Fee Reduction

    Rotman Executive Program graduates or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the program tuition. In addition, partner discounts are also offered for some programs. Where program applicants are eligible for more than one discount, only the greater discount will be applied towards the tuition fee. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

    Dates and FeesMark your calendar

    3-week intensive course

    Dates: September 18–October 06, 2017

    Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario

    Participant profile: police executives and next-generation leaders

    Fee: $12,000

    Contact UsFor More Information

    Linda Botrie 
    Program Officer
    Tel: 416.946.0399
    Email: linda.botrie@rotman.utoronto.ca

    Police Leadership Steering Committee

    Ramy Elitzur
    Academic Director, Rotman School of Management

    Sharon Doopan
    Associate Director, Partnerships and Business Development, Rotman School of Management

    Ron Bain
    Executive Director, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)

    Chief Jennifer Evans
    Peel Regional Police

    Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes
    Ontario Provincial Police

    Joe Couto
    Director of Government Relations & Communications, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)

    Chief Murray Rodd
    Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police Service