NGO Security and Crisis Management
These three days course is targeted at professionals who do not have a security background but have responsibilities that include the management of safety and security of staff and assets. Noting that many non-governmental organizations work in areas of volatile security, it is prudent to ensure that necessary measures are put in place to assess, monitor, mitigate and respond appropriately to security risks within one’s context. Poor management of security does not only pose a threat to the well being of staff but may also affect the degree to which the programs outputs are achieved. The course introduces the participants to the security management framework, risk assessment and how it relates to their programs. They are then guided to generate strategies to manage the risks and how to bring it all this together into a security plan.
The main objectives for the course are:
- To introduce the participants to security management concepts.
- To unbundle the roles and responsibilities of a security manager.
- To plan and practice how to manage crisis incidents within the organization.
- List key challenges in the management of security within the organization.
The course is conducted by integrating both classroom activities among them group discussions, role plays, videos and outdoor simulation exercises. We ensure that we balance between gender, experience and other special needs when selecting the course facilitators.
The gem of this course is a three hours simulation exercise that seeks to test the participants ability to make the right and timely decision during a crisis.