Development Programme caters for JPOs' career
An interest in mentoring and pursuing for career advancement brought 26 mentors and 106 mentees of the Development Programme for Junior Police Officers with Potential to a workshop held at Police Headquarters on October 7.
Organised by the Junior Police Officers (JPO) Division of Human Resources Branch of Personnel Wing, the workshop was divided into two parts: a morning session for mentors to sharpen their coaching and mentoring skills, and an afternoon session for mentees to identify and focus on their development needs.
In opening the session for mentors, Chief Superintendent (Human Resources) Ng Tsui Fung-ying thanked all mentors for devoting their spare time to assisting in the development of JPOs. Through their guidance, coaching and organisation of development activities for mentees as well as encouragement to take up job attachment programmes under the Development Programme for JPOs with Potential, 64 officers have since attained promotion to Non-commissioned Officer and Inspector.
In the afternoon session, Senior Superintendent (Human Resources) Lau Wai-mun advised mentees to grasp every opportunity to learn and reminded them to behave in a professional manner both on and off duty.
Apart from lectures on Effective Mentoring Techniques and Effective Motivation Skills and Stress Management, delivered by Senior Training Officer of Civil Service Training and Development Institute, Miss Catherine Lam, and Police Clinical Psychologist, Miss Samantha Yung, respectively, Recruitment Division Chief Inspector Robert Ho, who is an Extended Interview Director, also advised mentees on how to prepare for the Extended Interview and Final Interview.
Two former mentees, who have been promoted to the Inspectorate, Inspector Ko Lok-lam and Woman Inspector Lam Yuen-yee, shared their success stories, which were a great inspiration to the participants. They also took the opportunity to thank their mentors for guidance and assistance. The two inspectors considered undertaking job attachments an "eye-opening experience" because they were able to work closely with senior officers in policy formations.
Treating learning as a lifelong process, IP Ko is now pursuing an LLB in order to attain one of the objectives of the self-development action plan he drew up when he was a mentee.
Applications are now invited for joining Development Programme 2012 as mentors or mentees. Those interested may complete an application form in FPM 5-22 and submit it to their Formation Commanders as soon as possible. An inauguration briefing for Development Programme 2012 will be held at Police Headquarters on January 6 next year. The run-down of the briefing will be announced in Force NoticeBoard. Enquiries about the Development Programme should be directed to CIP JPO Martin Tsang at 2860-3373.
Inspector Ko Lok-lam (left) and Woman Inspector Lam Yuen-yee (centre) share their success stories with workshop audience
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