Bob Licznerski

SIPR Associate

Quantum Leadership Design
Tel: 07969 650 572

ResearchLeadership Personal and Professional Development Collaboration

NetworkPolice organization: Practitioner

GroupSIPR Associate


In August 2009, Bob retired from the Scottish police service after thirty three years. A member of Lothian and Borders Police, he was based at the Scottish Police College for his final five years as People Strategy Coordinator, working to and on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS). He reported directly to the Chair of ACPOS Personnel and Training Business Area and was responsible for orchestrating a wide range of national initiatives. Bob identified the need to introduce and deliver change in respect of personal development, allowing those aspiring to the most demanding posts within the police service to enhance their personal resilience to operate more effectively. In this portfolio, he supported all the chief constables in Scotland by designing, establishing and marketing the Senior Careers Development Service, which provided bespoke personal development opportunities. He also managed and delivered the Chief Officers? Development Programme in Scotland and supported the Accelerated Careers Development Programme. This secured a continuum of personal development throughout the police service.

His previous appointment was the Force Diversity Coordinator for Lothian and Borders Police, leading on community cohesion and engagement. In 2003, on behalf of the police service and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office he headed a small group to visit the North West Frontier region of Pakistan, developing collaborative links. His extensive operational experience included major incident and firearms command, counter terrorist and major crime search coordination; and on behalf of the Force, he was the lead planner for a number of major events, including the policing operation to safely return the Stone of Destiny to Scotland from Westminster Abbey. He takes pride in his key role in establishing the Scottish Parliament Police Unit, which he led for its inaugural two years.

Encouraged by interest in his work from other Public Sector agencies, and inspired by those individuals he has supported in their personal development, Bob has recently set up a company called Quantum Leadership Design specialising in organisational resilience and personal development. This exciting venture is being under-pinned by a number of associates who bring a breath of experience beyond the police service.

Bob is an Associate of both the Edinburgh Institute of Leadership & People Management of Edinburgh Napier University Business School and the Hay Group, and continues to maintain a professional association with the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and the US/UK Fulbright Commission. He is an experienced coach and has accreditation in the application of Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i).

As an advocate of effective visioning, continuous creative development and equality, he maximises the benefits of effective collaboration and networking.

PublicationsBob was the co-author of ?The Leadership Development Framework for the Scottish Police Service?; and principal author of the following national strategies: the revised ?ACPOS People Strategy Action Plan?; the ?Coaching and Mentoring Guidelines for the Scottish Police Service?; and ?Guidance for the Scottish Police Service in the Use of Community Advisors?. These documents all provided new and challenging directions for the police service.



Last Updated: Mon 19 Jul 10