A leadership development training course for deputy commissioners from various directorates, regions and divisions of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), is currently underway in Swakopmund.
The five-day workshop, which is being conducted by experts from the Namibian Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), will cover topics such as understanding the role and importance of leadership in the police force; understanding group dynamics and resolving conflict within team settings.
It also aims to provide an understanding of the principles of crisis management and leading during emergencies as well as the impact of culture on performance and leadership.
At the opening of the workshop NamPol Deputy Inspector General (IG) Major General Anna-Marie Nainda, said by attending the workshop the members of the force are embarking on a path that will not only shape their own destinies but also leave a permanent mark on the future of leadership itself.
Nainda emphasised that leadership is not merely a title or a position but a profound responsibility to inspire, guide and uplift those who depend on the police.
“It requires unwavering dedication, a commitment to growth and a relentless pursuit of knowledge. This training course is not just a collection of lessons, it is a vessel where leaders are forged, tested, and refined to shine as beacons of inspiration in their respective fields,” she expressed.
The deputy IG urged the attendees to unite with the common goal of harnessing the power of effective leadership to drive progress and prosperity within the Namibian Police Force.
Nampol Commander in the Erongo Region, Commissioner Nikolaus Kupembona expressed that the officers’ presence at the workshop demonstrates the force members’ common commitment and vision towards the development of its human capital through capacity-building intervention.
Workshop facilitator Donald Hlahla said NIPAM is committed to providing excellent service to NamPol and the institution is prepared to arm the members with the necessary skills in discovering what type of leaders they are and how they can use those leadership skills for the benefit of the force.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency