Through surveys, focus groups and interviews, police forces can determine what assignments, responsibilities and activities create successful leaders. These can then be developed into career plans and formal staffing assignments.
Creating a formal model of experiences aligned to career development shows the next generation of leaders how they can progress their careers within the force; and
Give employees tomorrow’s challenges today– getting officers to think about the ‘big picture’ and consider problems more holistically is important to successful LDPs. Usually the tasks officers undertake demand tactical problem solving skills but research shows giving aspiring leaders a mix of problems to solve is the best approach; some operational and others which encourage them to solve wider organisational challenges.