Feedback - Strategic Course 2-11 March 2009 - 14/03/2009
Feeback from 3 different students: 1 - This is probably the most useful course I have been on since becoming an analyst and wish I had done it sooner. I have now actually come back to work and reassessed some of the tasking I am working on in alignment with what I have learnt on the Strategic Assessment course. 2 - Objective (of the course) highly met. The role of the Analyst is new our agency and as such we are trying to find our feet. The course clearly outlines various options to consider to aid the analysis process which in turn will enable me produce a well structured Strategic Assessment. 3 - I think the fact that the lecturer was able to deliver the course content without a single note in his hand impressed everyone; and his depth of knowledge was self-evident.
Feedback - Researcher Workshop 24-26 Feb - 04/03/2009
The following is from 4 separate students; 1 - The Lecturer was excellent, it was interesting, informative, and the mix of specifics, interjected with personal knowledge was just right. 2 - The lecturer's knowledge and delivery were excellent and I found it very interesting and informative talking to him about his experiences. 3 - I manage a team of researchers so this course was essential for me and did meet my needs. I am also considering a change and applying to be an analyst so it met my requirements on 2 levels. 4 - It has given me confidence that I can approach research tasks in a professional and thorough manner.
Feedback - Multi Agency Problem Solving Course (MAPS) - 19th to 30th Jan 2009 - 03/02/2009
The following are from 3 separate students on the course, 1 from police, 1 from CSP, 1 from the DAAT; 1 - Prior to the course I felt the Borough strategic assessment document was a very good piece of work. I can now see the many gaps in the document, the process undertaken, and the likely outcomes following this training. I am in a much better position to contribute to the strategic assessment in a way that will not only help achieve our targets but also reduce crime and contribute to tackling the wider strategic issues faced by the partnership." 2 - "I will be able to make useful input to the next strategic assessment around working with Council and National datasets. One of the most important outcomes of the course was the understanding of what the police BIU do and how my work can support and contribute to the assessment. I liked the reference from the instructors to real world examples and I found the statistical analysis day particularly useful for the sort of work I do." 3 - "Exercises are invaluable. They create a great way to practice skills being taught and were really good for the police and partnerships to get to know each other."