Community Leadership Programme
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and the VRN teamed up in 2020/21 to commission a new training programme for local community leaders. The principal aim of the programme is to provide local community leaders with access to a high-quality course which enables them to develop their leadership style, knowledge and skills and apply this to their work with the purpose of building stronger and safer communities. A second aim is to establish and grow a network of local leaders who will provide peer support and work collaboratively with the OPCC and VRN in our shared determination to make our communities safer. By investing in the expertise and experience of local community leaders who already hold positive relationships with people in their communities, our hope is that the benefits of the programme will remain part of these communities for years to come.
Designed and delivered by local provider Jones Consulting Ltd, the second programme is underway with a second cohort of community leaders. The first cohort continue to meet as the Community Leaders Network with two members sitting on the Violence Reduction Board. When the second cohort graduate, they will join the CLP alumni thereby growing the network and the VRN and OPCC’s collaborative working with communities.