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Leading and Facilitating Tabletop Exercises in Emergency Response 
Tabletop exercises are one of the most time and cost-effective ways of assessing the level of emergency preparedness of an organisation and its emergency response team. In this course you will learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate an emergency tabletop exercise in practice. The course will cover the following:
  • Planning a tabletop exercise. Defining the purpose of TTE exercise and setting objectives; preparing exercise manual document, scenario development and planning logistics
  • Delivery. Practical arrangements, facilitating and moderating the exercises in practice and scenario presentation
  • Evaluation. Successful debriefing, giving feedback and reporting  
This course is highly practical, and the participants will be required to actively engage in the process of learning whether by taking part in practical exercises or discussion. 
Course leader
Andor Vince has an extensive experience in emergency planning for heritage organizations, including at local and regional levels.  One of his key areas of expertise is developing emergency preparedness programs for the heritage sector that are based on risk assessment, developing effective emergency plans, and creating training programs for effective emergency response and recovery. Andor is running the Emergency Development Program for Heritage Organisations with focus on leadership and communication during times of crisis. The program includes guidance on maintaining self-care, well-being, resilience, and trauma awareness for individuals and teams working in high-pressure emergency response environments.
If you would like to organise this course specifically for your organisation, please contact us.  
Leading and Facilitating Tabletop Exercises
in Emergency Response - The Americas

Date: Tuesday 21st November 2023
Time: 12:00- 17:00 (New York and Ottawa time)
           09:00-15:00 (Los Angeles time)

Venue: Online
Cost: USD 200, CAD 270
Leading and Facilitating Tabletop Exercises
in Emergency Response - Europe and UK

Date: Monday 27th November 2023
Time: 09:00 - 14:00 (London time)
           10:00 - 15:00 (Brussels time)
Venue: Online
Cost: GBP 160, EUR 185
Leading and Facilitating Tabletop Exercises
in Emergency Response - Australasia

Date: Monday 11th December 2023 
Time: 12:00 - 17:00 (Auckland, New Zealand time)
            10:00 - 15:00 (Sydney, Aiustralia)

Venue: Online
Cost: NZD 330, AUD 305
Leading and Facilitating Tabletop Exercises
in Emergency Response - The Americas and Europe

Date:  Thursday 23rd May 2024
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 (New York time)
           17::00 - 21:00 (London time)
Venue: Online
Places available: 15
Cost: USD 200, GBP 160, EUR 185
Leading and Facilitating Tabletop Exercises
in Emergency Response - Australasia

Date: Thursday 30th May 2024 
Time: 12:00 - 16:00 (Auckland, New Zealand time)
           10:00 - 14:00 (Sydney, Australia)

Venue: Online
Places available: 15
Cost: NZD 330, AUD 305
Emergency Management Development Programme


We offer practical courses to prepare individuals and teams to operate effectively under high-pressure environments such as during emergency response and recovery. 

Leadership and Communication in Crisis

This course will equip leaders with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead teams, and make critical decisions under high-pressure situations.  You will learn how to create open and transparent communication and foster a sense of trust, collaboration, and resilience within teams. The course covers practical aspects of communication such as active listening, empathy, and compassion, and how to ensure that all team members feel heard and understood. We will also cover topics such as well-being, self-care, and building personal resilience in crisis. 


Self-care, Wellbeing and Resilience

Training in self-care, well-being, and resilience is essential to emergency responders during and after traumatic events. This training focuses on recognising and managing personal stress and trauma, setting boundaries, accessing support systems, and practicing self-care to prevent burnout. It covers topics such as managing emotional and mental well-being, and resilience building.

Trauma Awareness

This course raises awareness about trauma we experience after emergencies and disasters. This course helps responders understand the potential long-term impact of trauma and how to support affected individuals. The course includes practical training in Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) and information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

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