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Police graduate with flying colours

Friday, 16 November 2012

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The first cohort of WA Police students on the Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and Management are celebrating their graduation from the course.

The Graduate Certificate is a unique course, co-delivered and co-designed by ECU and the WA Police Academic Development Division.

It is a course specifically for senior police managers and public safety officers who are seeking a postgraduate qualification to enhance their career progression.

The program developer and course presenter, Senior Sergeant Talie Palmer, said the graduation was the culmination of an idea to provide an opportunity specifically for the police.

“I feel privileged to have been involved in part of the leadership journey of the participants and I look forward to seeing the transference of their new skills and knowledge into the workplace,” Senior Sergeant Palmer said.

Head of School for the School of Management Professor Rowena Barrett said the unique course had proven to be a great success.

 “The importance of good leadership and management skills in the context of the workplace is something that we really wanted to address through this course,” Professor Barratt said.

“Students were challenged but enjoyed putting theory into practice. We encourage them to continue to use and develop these skills through their work.”

“Congratulations to our WA Police graduates,” Professor Barratt said.

 The second cohort in the program is due to graduate early next year with a third intake of students starting in February 2013.

For further information visit ECU’s  postgraduate webpages.

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