Between 9th and 27th September, 2019 Uganda Police Force (UPF) conducted a transformational leadership course for thirty (30) senior police officers. The training was funded by EU-UN Initiative for eliminating Violence against Women and Girls and the Swedish Government through UN Women. It was attended by three (03) male officers representing 10% while twenty seven were female officers representing 90%. The training was held at Police Senior Command and Staff College-Bwebajja. It was aimed at building the capacity of female police officers to address gender challenges in UPF and enable participants break barriers that hinder their advancement to top leadership and managerial positions. The Leadership and Governance Center of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) facilitated the training and with Prof. Waswa Balunywa the Principle as the team leader. The team brought together the academia, those in private practice and law enforcement officers among others. Adult interactive learning methodology i.e. modernized lectures, case scenarios & studies, group discussions and brainstorming were used to support the transfer and development of functional and technical skills, enhance values, attributes and attitudes. Course participants identified the need for increasing women in leadership, continuous training, coaching and mentoring and a deliberate visibility strategy as a way of attracting females to the institution. Lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations to inform Policy are documented for your attention.
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