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Creating adaptable and innovative police organisations – Masterclass

What makes police organisations resistant to change?JoeSchafer-website2

The nature of policing is changing. Proactive and transformative change is required for police to remain effective. Commissioner Andrew Colvin of the Australian Federal Police spoke about the need to re-imagine policing into the future:

“This is about being progressive in policing and not just considering the way that we’ve always done things in the past. We have to be innovative…”

Police organisations consist of complicated systems of people, processes, structure and technology. Yet change is a human experience and its pace and effectiveness will be driven by culture. Resistance to change is a well documented challenge for leaders, in any setting.

“…real reform, real change is uncomfortable.” (Andrew Colvin, February 2016)

We are pleased to be providing another exclusive opportunity to engage with an internationally renowned visiting scholar, Professor Joseph A. Schafer, an expert in police organisational development.

This Masterclass will examine organisational change in the context of policing. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to recognise the foundations and milestones of successful change in their organisation. Participants will examine why culture in police organisations is so resilient to change but how it offers the key to successful transformation.
Unique development opportunity with international expert.

Joseph A. Schafer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He researches and writes extensively on the future of policing and public safety.

His recent writings include Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities and Policing (2007, project editor), The Future of Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Leaders and Managers (2012), Effective Leadership in Policing: Successful Traits & Habits (2013), and more than 50 research and policy articles appearing in various academic journals and policing periodicals.

Drawing on the expertise of AIPM Visiting Scholar Professor Joseph Schafer and other guests, this highly interactive and informative day will be most beneficial to sworn and unsworn staff (Inspector – APS Executive Level 1 – Clerk 9/10) who are responsible for delivering and developing local and corporate change initiatives.

The Masterclass is priced at only $97 (GST inc) with lunch and morning/afternoon tea breaks included.

Date: Thursday 17th March 2016

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: AIPM, Manly (map)

We are pleased to be able to offer this exclusively reasonable rate for the opportunity to connect with international experts on crime, research, practice and public safety policy.


Researching the design impacts of future crime with our Professor in Residence

Professor Gloria Laycock BSc, PhD, FRSA, OBE will be in residence at the AIPM from 22 February – 4 March 2016.Laycock quote

Professor Laycock is a leading researcher in support of public safety. She is highly regarded internationally with senior criminologist appointments in the UK, UAE, US and Australia.

During her residency she will be conducted two workshops here at the AIPM:

Policing Research: What works, what matters and what counts? (Monday 29th February)

What are the implications of Evidence Based Policing (EBP) for law enforcement and what impact does it have on the relationship between academics and police practitioners? Explore the developments of EBP in the UK and discover how the EMMIE framework and the Crime Reduction toolkit, developed by the UCL Jill Dando Institute, is used to provide impact measurement ratings for police interventions.

Future Crime and the implications for policing (Tuesday 1 March)

The opportunity to prevent crime through better environment design has long been recognised. As our lives become more interconnected with the digital architecture of communications and commerce, what new design opportunities and implications will rapidly emerge with possible repercussions on public safety outcomes?

Don’t miss out on this opportunity of engaging with a respected and internationally experienced public safety expert at a very economical cost.

Please visit us to learn more about Professor Laycock, the workshops and booking information.




Contemporary Approaches for Developing Public Safety Leadership – Workshop

This workshop is being run as part of our Professor In Residence series with the aim of connecting public safety leaders with leading academics to facilitate a conversation about the future of public safety organisations. The first of these events, to be held at the AIPM is titled:

Contemporary Approaches for Developing Public Safety Leadership


Everyone involved in leadership development wants to ensure their efforts drive the success of their organisation, with the right leadership at the right time. ‘Ensuring your efforts’ are successful is usually expressed as ‘return on investment’, denoting limited resources for largely unproven and conflicting approaches to reach a largely intangible outcome. How does an organisation recognise and align development approaches that provide tangible benefits for both individual and organisational performance?

What will it cover?

This workshop will explore how the emerging requirements for public safety leaders (including police, emergency services, and public security organisations) correspond with contemporary approaches for developing leadership. The workshop will provide new insights and tools for aligning leadership development approaches with organisational transformation. The discussions will be supported by the AIPM’s Professor in Residence, Professor David V. Day.
It is envisaged the workshop will comprise three broad discussions occurring across the afternoon and evening of the 17th October and into the 18th October.

Framing Discussion 1:

How are we currently developing leadership? Working in multi-agency groups, the current approaches will be mapped and discussed providing a snapshot of the range of priorities and approaches currently utilised by public safety organisations.

Framing Discussion 2:

Do the current approaches survive the stress test? The outcomes of the first discussion are now tested against the outcomes of the November 11 workshop ‘Building Public Safety Organisation of the Future’. The stress test will allow participants to explore and examine the effectiveness of current approaches in their alignment to the direction and pace of contemporary organisational transformation.

Framing Discussion 3:

If we had to start over again? If a new public safety organisation was being created today, how would it develop its leaders and its leadership capacity? To what extent are our current approaches captive to our organisational cultures, and to what extent are they perpetuating those cultures?

Date:17 - 18 November 2014
Time:10:30am (17 Nov) - 3:00pm (18 Nov) includes an evening activity
Location:Australian Institute of Police Management, Collins Beach Road, Manly, NSW
Cost:$900 (includes accommodation package for 17 Nov)

New Leadership for New Environments – Workshop

This workshop is being run as part of our Professor In Residence series with the aim of connecting public safety leaders with leading academics to facilitate a conversation about the future of public safety organisations. The first of these events, to be held at the AIPM is titled:

New Leadership for New Environments: Building Public Safety Organisations of the Future


Public safety organisations are caught in the whirlpool of changing political expectations, shifting community expectations, exponential technological change, reducing financial resources, new and old threats and changing community profiles. In this swirl, public safety organisations are redefining themselves through mergers, broadening their roles, specialising into key roles, outsourcing, and collaboration. Driving this redefinition is a new generation of leaders, who with one foot in the old organisation, and one foot on the new, must walk a tightrope of competing interests.
Some of our organisations are still triangular in shape, some have moved to silos, we now have more chiefs than indians, some have moved from industrial to knowledge, some have moved from volunteers to professional, while for others these trends are all moving backwards.

What will it cover?

This workshop will examine some of the unique challenges facing public safety leaders in the future. Our academic guests will provide the stimulus for participants to explore rising issues as they relate to organisations, leadership, stakeholders and functions.
The key question for the discussion is whether our contemporary concept of leadership is consistent with the emerging public safety environment. What does the new leadership look like?
Afterwards the AIPM will prepare a discussion document from this workshop for circulation to key stakeholders.

Date:Tuesday 11 November 2014
Time:9am – 4pm
Location:Australian Institute of Police Management, Collins Beach Road, Manly, NSW
Cost:$310 overnight accommodation pack including accommodation & breakfast and day conference package
$95 day conference including lunch and refreshments
Panel includes:
David Day

Professor David Day
BA Baldwin-Wallace, MA PhD Akron
Chair of Leadership & Management at University of Western Australia Business School

Professor Day has core research interests in the areas of leadership and leadership development. He is the lead author on An Integrative Approach to Leader Development (Routledge, 2009) and the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2014). Day was awarded the 2010 Walter F. Ulmer Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership (USA) for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied leadership research.

Philip Stenning

Professor Philip Stenning
SJD, M Arts, LLM, B Arts (Hons)
Professor,School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Philip spent five years as Professor of Criminology at Keele University in the UK. Prior to that, he was Professor and Director of the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, from 2003-2005. He was at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto, Canada, from 1968-2002, progressing from Research Assistant to Associate Professor.

Clifford Shearing

Professor Clifford Shearing
PhD, M Arts, B Social Sciences (Honours)
Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

One of the world's leading scholars in security governance and policing, Professor Shearing was formerly Director of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to that he held senior appointments and visiting roles at universities in Canada, Australia, Britain and Norway. As well as his prolific academic output, Clifford has made major policy contributions to the reshaping of policing and security in South Africa, Canada, Jamaica and Nothern Ireland.

Strategic Responses to Corruption Workshop: Professional development opportunity

The AIPM would like to advise its alumni and public safety community of this professional development opportunity.

NSW ICAC and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) is running a workshop on corruption prevention and risk management called Strategic Responses to Corruption.

Program overview

Public sector agencies have implemented a range of corruption prevention and risk management strategies with varying degrees of success. This course uncovers some of the reasons why corrupt conduct continues to occur, despite considerable efforts to prevent it.
Corruption usually occurs in situations where there are weaknesses in operational arrangements and a failure to make proper use of the control inherent in well designed and managed systems. Such systems, geared towards achieving operational outcomes in an efficient and effective manner, have built into them a range of controls that reduce the opportunity for unwanted and poor outcomes such as corruption. They also act on what drives both improper and appropriate workplace behaviours and take steps to ensure that they get the best out of their staff.

Through an examination of theoretical frameworks, case studies, practical activities and a group project, this course puts forward an approach to corruption prevention that builds on past successes in corruption risk management. This approach involves making fuller use of the control that is inherent in well designed and managed operational arrangements.

The program develops an understanding of the control implications of organisational structure and boundaries, location of decision-making and accountabilities, process design, management arrangements, manager and staff capability and capacity, incentive structures, group cultures and equity and entitlement issues.

To enable a more consolidated learning outcome, the workshop has been designed as a three day teaching block followed by a two day block, two weeks later.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at SES and senior managers who have operational responsibility for work areas that have significant risk for corruption. Participants will be able to apply the skills and concepts acquired on the course to the corruption risks identified. The program is suitable for managers in all three tiers of government.

Program benefits

At the end of this program participants will be better equipped to:
understand the main elements of the control environment, their impacts on corruption and how they integrate
develop a deeper awareness of what may motivate corrupt conduct and how they can use motivation to create positive change
understand the corruption prevention implications of organisation structures and boundaries
comprehend the control inherent in tight operational arrangements, such as best-practice processes and performance metrics
analyse operational arrangements for efficiency and effectiveness and identify points of weakness and opportunity for corruption.

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Please note: The AIPM is not affiliated with this program. This information has been posted to help provide a better service to the professional development of public safety leaders and with the permission of ANZSOG.

Professor Mike Hough – Policing in Times of Austerity – Seminar

Mike Hough seminar

Professor Mike Hough delivers his seminar on Policing in times of Austerity

Professor in Residence Mike Hough delivered a seminar to AIPM alumni on Wednesday 17th October, which examined the impact that budget cuts in the UK were having on British policing. In particular Mike’s seminar noted that recent years had seen an unprecedented increase in police numbers alongside dramatic reductions in crime. Reasons for the drop in the crime rate were discussed. To view a video of Mike’s seminar, please click here.



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Truth in Justice, Legitimacy and Compliance with the Law Seminar

Sydney Institute of Criminology at the Sydney Law School and the Australian Institute of Police Management invites you to:

Trust in Justice, Legitimacy and Compliance with the Law: a European Perspective

Professor Mike Hough

MONDAY 15 OCTOBER, 2012 6-8pm (registration and refreshments from 5.30pm)

The Foyer Level 2, New Law Building (F10)

University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)

For further information and complimentary registration please CLICK HERE


This seminar will present the   results of a large-scale empirical test of procedural justice theory in 26   European countries. A team based largely at LSE, Oxford and Birkbeck has used   the fifth round of the European Social Survey (ESS) to test an elaboration of   procedural justice theory which combines ideas from the work of Tom Tyler and   David Beetham.

The ESS is an academically driven survey with around 50,000   respondents. In each round there are ‘rotating modules’ for which researcher can   bid and we were successful in winning space for questions on trust in justice.   Our analysis shows that in most countries covered by the ESS public trust in the   fairness of justice institutions supports public belief in their legitimacy,   which in turn promotes cooperation and compliance with the law. The study has   important implications about the quality of treatment received by the public   from police and courts officials.

Mike Hough is Co-Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research and Professor of Criminal Policy, Birkbeck, University of London. He began his research career in the British Home Office, and was a member of the team that started the British Crime Survey. Leaving in 1994, he set up an academic policy research centre, now based at Birkbeck, University of London. Mike’s current research interests include: procedural justice theory and public trust in justice; public perceptions of crime and justice; policing and police legitimacy; crime measurement and crime trends; sentencing and sentencing guidelines; offender rehabilitation and   desistance (and its evaluation).

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Enhancing Police Leadership: Developing More Effective Leaders and Leadership

When: Friday, 4th May 2012. 9am to 12.30pm

Where: AIPM, Collins Beach Rd, Manly, NSW. Common Heath Room

Though leaders and leadership are of central importance in police organisations, officers frequently lament that they do not see effective leadership on a routine basis. Given the changes confronting policing on a global scale, this perceived lack of leadership has serious consequences.

Historically, most police agencies, particularly in the United States, have failed to adequately develop leaders. Compounding this situation is the tendency for policing scholars to overlook the study of leadership in favour of assessments of supervisory influence, management style, and administrative aptitude.

Drawing on survey and interview data from nearly two thousand senior police managers, this presentation considers the traits and habits associated with effective and ineffective leadership.

It also examines how these managers perceived the leadership development process. The findings illustrate a number of challenges to developing more effective leaders, particularly in an American context. At the same time, the results offer optimism that police executives and organisations can find better ways to expand the level of effective leadership within agencies.

Joseph A. Schafer is Professor & Chair in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Dr. Schafer’s research focuses on policing, organizational change, leadership, citizen perceptions of police, extremist ideologies, and futures research in policing.

He was the 2006-2007 President of Police Futurists International, is a member of the PFI/FBI Futures Working Group, and was a visiting scholar in the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI Academy (2006-2008).  His recent writings include co-authoring the book The Future of Policing, editing the book Policing 2020, authoring the book Enhancing Police Leadership, and publishing research articles appearing in various academic journals and policing periodicals.

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Sea-Change at the AIPM

Keith Fitzgerald delivers an outstanding one day workshop

Keith Fitzgerald delivers an outstanding one day workshop

On 4 April 2011, AIPM Alumni members were treated to an outstanding one day workshop in Negotiation and Crisis Leadership. The workshop was delivered by Mr Keith Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Sea-Change Partners and formerly a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University Law School, the workshop provided a terrific opportunity for previous PELP graduates to hear from a world leader in aspects of crisis leadership, negotiation and influence.

NSWPF Deputy Commissioner Dave Owens attended

NSWPF Deputy Commissioner Dave Owens

In a highly communicative and practical manner, Keith brought focus to a diagnostic framework that enables valuable perspective in the negotiation and crisis leadership arenas. Many of the Australasian policing jurisdictions were represented across Superintendent to Deputy Commissioner levels, all of whom were able to enhance their understanding of the components and criticality of the negotiation process.

In addition to the valued input, the workshop also provided participants with the opportunity to connect, reconnect and network, face-to-face, with colleagues from around the country, something that is increasingly vital for the profession of policing.

The AIPM intends to provide an ongoing range of forums, workshops and seminars as part of their continuing commitment to equip police leaders for the challenges of an ever changing, complex world.

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