CPA Executive Leadership Program - Professional Certificate

CPA Executive Leadership Program - Professional Certificate

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CPA Executive Leadership Program - Professional Certificate

CPA Executive Leadership Program - Professional Certificate

Why Unions?

Please find below two articles written by Bill Cole who is well known to many of you.  The idea for the two articles came from a conversation I had with Bill following the April 2018 module of our CPA Executive Leadership Program. 

Today, there is little doubt that all unions, including police associations, find themselves facing unforeseen challenges and dealing with increasing complexities in their workplaces.  These changes, coupled with higher expectations from their memberships, continue to have an enormous impact on the role of police associations.

These two articles look at the past, present and future of police associations; their importance in the workplace and their role in ensuring the wellbeing of police association members and their families.

I encourage you to include both of these articles in upcoming issues of your association newsletters and any electronic publications.


Tom Stamatakis


"A Changing Environment: Taking Representation to a Higher Level"

"Why Unions? The Role of Police Associations in the Twenty-First Century"

Canadian Police Association Alumni Master Class

Telfer in partnership with the Canadian Police Association has developed a 2.5 day Program referred to as the Canadian Police Association Alumni Master Class for leaders of the Canadian Police Association from across Canada seeking to improve their leadership skills in the areas of advocacy and member engagement.

The Alumni Master Class is open to all graduates of the 3-module Canadian Police Association Executive Leadership Program or participants currently enrolled and planning to graduate in November 2019.

Click here for the registration form and program outline.

Executive Leadership 3-module Program


The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa (Telfer) has delivered a very successful, three-module program in Executive Leadership for the Canadian Police Association since 2009. To date over 150 graduates have received their Professional Certificates in Executive Leadership.

Program Design

The program is designed primarily for elected leaders and executive staff of the constituent associations of the CPA and their international colleagues.  Representatives of other employee associations or unions will also be invited to participate. The three modules of the program include:

Module I: Leadership, Advocacy and Communications - (spring 2020)

  • leadership development and performance                                 
  • advocacy and government relations,
  • media and communications

Module II: Advanced Negotiations and the Psychology of Bargaining (fall 2020) 

  • Bargaining
  • Negotiation
  • Member Issues

Module III: Strategic Choices, Implementation and Governance (Nov. 20-22, 2019) 

Click here for the REGISTRATION form. 

  • strategy choices and planning,
  • implementation of strategic plans
  • governance

Professional Certificate

Those who complete all three courses will receive a special ‘Professional Certificate in Executive Leadership’ offered jointly by the Telfer School of Management and the Canadian Police Association.  


The course is offered at Telfer’s Centre for Executive Leadership at 99 Bank Street, Suite 200, Ottawa.

REGISTRATION LIMITED!  This offer is exclusively open to CPA member associations and other public service associations and unions. Register now and avoid disappointment

Registration fee of $2,825.00 includes:

  • all program materials
  • three days of instruction from leading experts
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and nutrition breaks
  • course certificate from the Canadian Police Association and University of Ottawa


CPA Executive Leadership Program - Professional Certificate
CPA Executive Leadership Program - Professional Certificate