exterior of Windsor Police headquartersContinuing Education and the Windsor Police Service are partners in the Leadership Development Program.

Program to develop leadership skills in Windsor police

A professional development program from UWindsor Continuing Education will equip leaders within the Windsor Police Service with practical tools, competencies, and training to excel in their careers and effect transformative change both within its organization and in the broader community.

Participants in the Windsor Police Leadership Development Program will enhance their communication and coaching skills, learn how to manage conflict and organizational change, develop strategies for fostering teamwork and excellence in the workplace, and more.

“As a service, we are committed to pursuing continuous improvement and developing an effective workforce,” said Frank Providenti, Windsor Police Service deputy chief of operational support. “This partnership with the University of Windsor will equip our members with best-in-class training and cultivate leadership skills across our organization. We’re excited to see how our participants will grow as leaders, and how they’ll use their training to serve our community.”

The program will kick off with the Emerging Leader Course during the week of Oct. 23. This course will leverage a multidisciplinary curriculum developed to engage up to 25 participants comprising both uniformed officers and civilian professionals.

The session will be followed by the Executive Leadership Course, tentatively scheduled for spring 2024.

“We are honoured to be working with the Windsor Police Service to deliver a tailored internal leadership program, showcasing our shared commitment to equipping team members with valuable skills,” said Jennie Atkins, executive director of Continuing Education.

“As an institution that brings global perspectives, emerging knowledge, and leadership to the table, we are actively addressing regional challenges together.”

The Leadership Development Program will complement the existing leadership, supervisory, and other management and executive training provided through the Windsor Police Service’s Training Centre and other external institutions, including the Ontario Police College and Canadian Police College.