We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them
The demands placed on law enforcement are increasingly complex, extending increasingly into the digital world whilst still hard pressed in the physical world. Financial pressures continue, and the pressure is on to achieve more at lower cost, and without forfeiting public trust. In an increasingly digitalised world of rising citizen and workforce expectations, policing needs access to the best capabilities and to harness innovation in areas such as analytics, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation. The recently published National Digital Data and Technology Strategy sets out Policing’s ambition for the next 5-10 years and looks for new ways of working, changes in cultures, structures and processes, and a differently skilled workforce.
In any discussion about the challenges of rapidly changing technology there comes a point where someone says that the technology is actually the easy bit; the real difficulties come in getting the decision-making right, and in changing cultures and behaviours. Conversations almost inevitably circle back to questions of leadership and workforce.
So what does this mean for policing? What will the world look like in the 10 years time? What problems will law enforcement need to solve? What capabilities will be required? What sort of people? And how will law enforcement need to change in order to attract and retain the talent it needs? What sorts and styles of leadership will be required and how can talent be nurtured?
This full-day round table will involve senior leaders from across law enforcement, as well as experts from other public and private sectors leading workforce transformation. It will include case studies and lessons learnt, innovations in technology and approach already underway in police forces around the country, and in other sectors. As usual the day will take place under the Chatham House Rule with no press present and allow for extended periods of discussion.
• Workforce of the future – what will the world look like in 2030? – demographics & diversity / implications of technological advances / citizen and workforce expectations etc
• Reimagining future police workforce – do we sufficiently understand what capabilities policing will require in 2030? / understanding the interface between people & technology / culture and implications for future workforce planning
• What does this all mean for the 20K Uplift? How do we build the capability required in 2030?
• What will police leaders of the future look like? What do we need to do to develop and build new leadership skills?
This agenda is under development – if you would like to be involved, as a speaker, a sponsor or a delegate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.