ALUMNI Profiles and Reflections
This space has been set aside in our new ISIS web environment specifically for our alumni. Our hopes are to continue to highlight individual reflections, similar to those already shown. And, we hope to periodically profile the achievements and continuing work of our past members.
If you are an alumnus, and you would like to contribute your thoughts to this page, or perhaps engage your colleagues, please send us an email with your ideas and suggestions, and we will do our best to share your input with the whole community, including potential future candidates for the program.
"One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences a police leader could have. It will quickly become apparent that teamwork is the key to success in this endeavor. Collectively the minds of twenty others push the agenda to degrees you would not have thought possible."
Of the 82 police leaders who have successfully completed the ISIS journey through the past 10 years, fully 87% of them remain active across the Canadian policing community.
Each member has brought into the program his or her rich background and diverse career experience, and together, they have made important contributions to policing, public safety and the criminal justice system while also gaining personally from a unique developmental experience.
"The ISIS experience opened my mind on several fronts: problem-based learning; research methodologies; local police service challenges are international police service challenges; the power of the Internet and the importance of the “TEAM.” It has made me a better police leader!"
While it is probably common for leadership programs to acknowledge the importance of their delegates’ contributions, no where could it more true than in the case of ISIS. The participating members are ISIS. Period.
ISIS members learn together and teach together. They challenge one another’s most basic assumptions about policing. And, they support one another when the abstractions of PBL inevitably stress their pragmatic nature. Ultimately, they drive their entire learning and research process, together, and they have consistently taken pride and ownership in the positions they have developed and put forward as a team.
"My advice to future ISIS participants would include such things as getting yourself acquainted with INTERNET research, communication media and proper retention and cataloging of the work you and your team will collect as a result of the research. Your voice will be heard and all input is valuable to the task at hand. Ensure you clear your calendar as best you can both personally and professionally for the duration. You will definitely never forget the experience."