Security Training 2012 & 2013

  • Time: Eight hours over two days, three times during the year
  • Methodology: Mixed classroom; A/V, plenary debate, group work, role play, experiential, and lecture
  • Objectives:
    • Personal safety and security in conflict zones
    • Identification, prioritisation, and classification of contextual risks
    • Managing compound risks
    • Managing risks while travelling
    • Four risk mitigation strategies
    • Standard operating procedures for:
      • Ambush & car-jackings
      • Kidnap & abduction
      • Crossfire & bombardment
      • Landmines, UXOs, ERWs, IEDs


• “Good explanation of a very complicated topic”
• “Good mix of practical and theory”
• “Very interactive, humorous”
• “Makes a potentially dry topic very enjoyable and easy to learn”
• “Good mixture of interactive/group work/didactic/video learning”
• “Very enthusiastic facilitator, keeps you wary, makes you aware”
• “Enjoyed the interaction with other volunteers doing exercises”
• “Great group interaction – dynamic”
• “Loved the exercises and the high energy level. Kept me interested the whole time”
• “Just brilliant, what a presenter. These concepts will stay in my mind. Absolutely fantastic”
• “Great role playing scenarios and info”
• “Common security decisions in the field discussed so that context of problems highlighted”
• “Dynamic and engaging”
• “Good interactive course. Enjoyed the mix of activities/discussions and lecture”
• “Excellent role-playing/interactive sessions”
• “Interesting introduction to security concepts. Good interactive activities”
• “Very clear objectives. Lots of thought and work gone into slides”
• “Good exercise simulating real conditions and making decisions under stress”
• “Realistic (the mock compound scenario – real, practical)”