Law enforcement agencies and action learning approach — a potential tool for leadership development

  • Georgina Stréhli-Klotz
Keywords: action learning; organisational culture; change; law enforcement; leadership development

Abstract

Law enforcement agencies increasingly have to adapt to the fast-changing global environment and local challenges. In order to maintain public trust and increase professionalism and efficiency, law enforcement should implement new management and leadership skills. However, law enforcement agencies often maintain traditional hierarchic structures and leadership roles which often interfere with new challenges.
One solution to this complex challenge could be the leadership development training of law enforcement officers with an action-learning approach. Action learning focuses on real problems, provides practical and easy-to-adapt solutions and allows leaders to improve problem-solving processes within the organisation.
The paper discusses in detail the implementation possibilities of action-learning training methods in law enforcement training sessions, which could help not only to improve problem-solving skills and leadership performance but also to change organisational culture and attitudes.

Published
2017-11-22
How to Cite
Stréhli-Klotz, G. (2017). Law enforcement agencies and action learning approach — a potential tool for leadership development. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (3), 187-196. Retrieved from https://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/293