The programme is designed specifically for Heads of Unit and is built around the CSDP operational leadership framework 2023. The aim of this programme is to enhance the capacity of managers to exercise effective and gender responsive leadership in their day-to-day work in view of the goals and challenges within the scope of their mandate. The programme is carefully tailored to the specific needs of the participants and approached as a process over time.
Relevant models, theories, practical exercises, and reflections are connected to the participants’ current individual situation and the working environment in the mission. A gender perspective is integrated throughout the modules. The programme provides an opportunity to focus on actual cases and reflect on learning and implementation in practice.
The EU CSDP Leadership Development Programme is organized by Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) Sweden and Crisis Management Centre (CMC) Finland, in cooperation with CPCC. The programme is conducted online via Zoom, supported by a digital learning platform.
The 6-month programme with a total of 15 participants runs from 13 of April – 05 October, with a total of 11 online workshops of 2,5 hours every other week. It includes workplace assignments (WPA) and a reflection survey and two mandatory coaching session. In addition, a follow up workshop will take place on 29 February 2024. To receive a certificate of completion, the requirement is to have completed 80% of the programme, assignments included.
After the programme, participants are expected to:
– demonstrate the ability to lead themselves;
– lead others through fostering collaboration and team performance;
– be able to listen actively and communicate consistently and clearly;
– create a feedback rich culture and manage difficult situations;
– be able to lead the department through gender responsive leadership, managing change, planning and delegating;
– demonstrate leading strategically through providing goals and direction as well as being able to deal with complexity.
The course will target practitioners and professionals who are working on, or looking to work on, the provision, management and oversight of security and justice governance in the area of policy or practice. The course also targets those involved in programme design, management and implementation, mission planning and delivery and/or in political/policy dialogues. This includes state and non-state actors; civilian, military and police personnel, as well as civil society representatives and professionals from the private sector. Previous experience from reform either nationally or internationally is a prerequisite.
The application process is organized through CPCC in March 2023.