Continuing & Professional Education

Management Development for Police Services

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Open to indi­vid­u­als cur­rent­ly employed with­in police juris­dic­tions as well as to those who intend to move into the police force

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Designed in part­ner­ship with the Edmon­ton Police Ser­vice (EPS), the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate for Police Ser­vices pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive and rel­e­vant man­age­ment devel­op­ment edu­ca­tion to par­tic­i­pants cur­rent­ly involved in the field of law enforcement.Designed in part­ner­ship with the Edmon­ton Police Ser­vice (EPS), the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate for Police Ser­vices pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive and rel­e­vant man­age­ment devel­op­ment edu­ca­tion to par­tic­i­pants cur­rent­ly involved in the field of law enforcement. 

Meet­ing the emerg­ing needs of Law Enforce­ment, the pro­gram pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive man­age­ment devel­op­ment edu­ca­tion with a vari­ety of elec­tives to allow par­tic­i­pants to focus on areas of inter­est or need. Cours­es with­in this pro­gram cov­er lead­er­ship fun­da­men­tals, human resource man­age­ment, finan­cial man­age­ment, strate­gic deci­sion-mak­ing, and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Our grad­u­ates are well equipped for lead­er­ship posi­tions and can be relied upon for strong deci­sion-mak­ing and lead­er­ship skills with­in the police service.

Open to indi­vid­u­als cur­rent­ly employed with­in police juris­dic­tions as well as to those who intend to move into the police force, this pro­gram is designed for mid-lev­el man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als and for those aspir­ing to move into man­age­ment, super­vi­so­ry, and lead­er­ship positions.

                                                                               

Combines the latest management theories, tools, and techniques with the knowledge and skills you have gained through your police services career.

Introduces the principles of general management and the ways in which organizations function.

Illustrates how to use this knowledge to be more effective in your job and marketable in today’s workplace.

Helps develop skills required to analyze issues and make effective decisions.

Courses may qualify for recognition toward CIM and AAP

Earn a Certificate
in Management Development for Police Services
  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 2 years
  • Pay as you go

You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Management Development for Police Services courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to earn the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses.

We are open to stu­dents with a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds. Our expec­ta­tion is that you have a com­mit­ment to learn and achieve your con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion goals.

You may reach the EPS Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Unit at 7804212846 or by email.

This program is comprised of five core courses and 117 instructional hours of electives. Designed for part-time study, it can generally be completed within two to three years. Evening, weekend, and weekday learning opportunities are available to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule in any given term.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate (3.5 or higher earns a certificate with distinction).

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Accred­i­ta­tion Oppor­tu­ni­ty: CIMAAP

Cours­es from the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate may qual­i­fy for recog­ni­tion toward the fol­low­ing pro­fes­sion­al designations:

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact our pro­gram office at 7804923027.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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