Executive Development Strategy 3 Integrated

Executive Development Strategy 3 Integrated

2020 Pilot AIPM Executive Development Strategy 3 (EDS3)

The Australian Institute of Police Management EDS3 offers executive development opportunities to address identified development needs within contemporary public safety organisations to aid operational, organisational and cultural change.

AIPM EDS3 builds executive capabilities for  those emerging leaders who are grappling with contemporary technological, operational, generational and cultural change within police and public safety organisations. Given the speed, scope and immediacy of these challenges, EDS3 is not limited in rank or role, but is designed to build executive capability through identifying, learning and sharing new approaches to these middle management (Inspector and Executive level) tensions, contradictions and expectations.  AIPM EDS3 deepens the ability of leaders to engage, translate and mobilise their  workplace community for making progress and change.

EDS-3 Integrated Approach

Using time, space, partnerships, networking and the unique AIPM learning advantages, participants deeply explore new approaches for personal and organisational leadership and the value of professional knowledge.

Core Outcomes

AIPM EDS3 Integrated deepens a leaders capability to :

  • Decide more effectively on complex operational, policy, procedural and cultural change issues through a better sense of the broader public safety context
  • Cultivate and integrate multi-disciplinary partnerships to maximise capability and deliver results
  • Influence others more effectively to manage competing demands, mobilise change and strengthen workplace practices and outcomes 
  • Leverage from other middle managers to learn, build positive organisational cultures, offer and accept support for progress on complex challenges
  • Continue career long learning as a leader with an enhanced and supportive professional network, actively giving and receiving support from each other.

AIPM EDS3-Intensive

The AIPM Executive Development Strategy 3 is also delivered in an intensive format.

In this concentrated workshop, first trialed in 2019, participants work individually and as a network to see the contemporary organisation from a more systematic perspective, and along the way learn new skills for identifying alignment, negotiating conflict and ensuring performance – all critical yet ambiguous roles for the modern middle manager.

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AIPM learning advantages

AIPM development opportunities are built around three domains of learning. These include personal leadership, organisational leadership and professional knowledge. Personal leadership is built through a better understanding of self and others, identity and purpose, role and performance. The AIPM uses generic approaches including reflection, resilience, coaching, mentoring, individual and workplace assessments – as well as some unique approaches, usually within the diversity of a multi-agency program – where the contextual construction of personal leadership including rank, role,  identity, service, responsibility, authority, power and command are all examined. AIPM research into the recognised characteristics of good police leadership provides a benchmark for reflection, learning, growth and improvement. 

Organisational leadership is built in partnership with our participating organisations. The diversity of participants drawn from over sixty ANZ and international police and public safety organisations provide a rich narrative of the changing organisational landscape as technology, social and environmental change challenge established practices and approaches. Participant organisations contribute their stories of success and failure, their senior executives, their visiting fellows and their developing leaders into this collective learning experience. This is not the theory of organisational change and leadership, but the lived experience of many organisations and leaders, continuing to deliver high performance in critical service delivery organisations.

Professional knowledge is uniquely crafted at the AIPM. Set deeply within the context and traditions of policing, AIPM professional knowledge extends across the changing boundaries and fractures of public safety, across organisational, state and international jurisdictions. It draws upon the tacit practitioner experiences and learnings, the codified knowledge and wisdom within established practices, the emerging adaptation in meeting fluid challenges and responses, and the long range evidence, perspective and insight of the AIPM academics and researchers. 

The AIPM is an unique developmental partner for the education and development of better leaders in policing and public safety. The AIPM’s unique approach blends the development of better personal leadership with the relevance of effective organisational performance, while drawing upon and contributing to, contemporary professional knowledge.

The AIPM acknowledges the role of research in the implicit design of relevant and impactful development opportunities, and explicitly utilises the role of senior officers, researchers and academics in creating challenging and engaging learning experiences. 













Five months development spanning individual, organisational and AIPM residential learning.
Three AIPM residentials total 8.5 days


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More information

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