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, 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.
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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.
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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
Rotman and the OACP are pleased to introduce a new and exciting feature of the Police Leadership program – Mentorship. We have carefully selected members from the prestigious alumni base of the program who will serve as mentors to the individual groups as they work through their projects. Mentors will provide guidance, support and advice to each of the groups throughout the presentation preparation process.
Flexible Learning Design during COVID-19
Given the current situation with COVID-19, we have curated the design of the Police Leadership program into an online, synchronous format. The online architecture respects both the challenges of working from home as well as the situation of front-line policing so that you are able to apply what you’ve learnt directly on the job. While difficult to recreate a face to face delivery experience, we have been thoughtful in our approach to the program considering your unique needs and to ensure that you build and maintain connections with your peers. Faculty will be using a multitude of interactive devices to encourage participation and increase the networking opportunities so that you can also learn from each other.
This program has been approved for 120 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
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.
Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.
Meet the faculty teaching in the Police Leadership Program
Included in program fee:
- all program materials and supplies
- completion certificate
The fee does not include travel or accommodation. A limited number of rooms will be reserved at a local hotel for the program at a reduced rate.
Apply NowOCT 30-NOV 17, 2023 | $14,000 CAD + HST
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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s 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.
Payments can be made online. A deposit of 50% of the program fee (or $4,000) is required at time of application. If the full fee is not paid at the time of application, the balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before program start date, whichever is first. Fees will be refunded to those not accepted into the program.