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.