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March 2, 2016

New program addresses growing challenges facing public safety leaders

Applications are being accepted for the new, fully online Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership

NOTE:  This program is currently on hold and is no longer accepting applications.

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has launched a new program for experienced public safety professionals who want to become more effective and resilient leaders in their field.

The new, fully online Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership (GCPSL) will give public safety professionals from around the world the valuable opportunity to analyze, evaluate and develop strategies to address the personal and organizational impact of critical issues and trends in public safety leadership.

“Public safety leaders must respond to increasing demands with limited resources, and also take into account global trends and issues,” said Barb Kidd, Dean of JIBC’s School of Health, Community and Social Justice. “Our new Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership has been designed to provide existing and aspiring public safety leaders with the skills, attitudes and insights to meet the complex organizational and interdisciplinary challenges they face.” 

This part-time, program can be completed in 16 months, allowing public safety professionals to serve their community and complete their professional development goals at the same time. 

Beyond simply learning theory, the program incorporates and builds upon a students’ own professional experience in the field. Together with experienced instructors and other public safety professionals in their class, students will explore complex issues from various perspectives, and learn from each other’s unique, hands-on, real-life experiences.

The program is open to professionals in Canada, the U.S., and around the world serving in various public safety agencies, including those in law enforcement, the fire service, paramedicine, allied health, corrections, sheriffs, court services, emergency management, social work and counselling.

For more information about the program, visit the Graduate Certificate in Public Safety Leadership webpage.

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About Justice Institute of British Columbia 

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

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