Kabul, October 2016.  Senior officers from the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) developed their strategic leadership and management skills in a pilot course organized this week at the Afghan Police Staff College. This high-level leadership course was for the first time in history entirely organized by Afghan teachers and no longer supported by EUPOL as the previous two courses.

This course sets new standards in leadership within the ANP and MoI,” said the EUPOL Acting Head of Mission Tarmo Miilits.” the attendants of this course developed solutions for future police activities, which will benefit the Afghan people and the nation for many years to come.

This strategic level course is organized in the format of a train-the-trainer workshop.  The curriculum develops command and management skills through group exercises which require participants to find answers to various strategic and technical issues, such as methods on developing police training in Afghanistan.

This Strategic Leadership Course will be included in the regular training program of the Afghan Police Staff College helping police leaders and managers at the senior level to develop strategies and guidelines for police work in Afghanistan.

Head of the Afghan Police Staff College Sebghatullah Sayeq expressed his deep satisfaction with the curriculum of the course and thanked EUPOL for its support in developing this strategic leadership course.

The course makes part of the larger reform that the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) has undertaken in the past few years. The first course module was organised in May, the second in August –then still supported by EUPOL advisers and a visiting expert on strategic leadership from the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences.