Given the insecure and often rapidly changing environments in which aid agencies work, safety and security management is not an optional extra.
This five-day intensive course will enable participants to identify the key requirements for managing security in complex emergencies and conflict zones by practicing essential techniques in risk management, security assessment and crisis response.The course draws on field case studies, the current humanitarian environment and the security management practices used by humanitarian bodies internationally.
The content of the course is aligned to the National Occupational Standards (UK) in Security Management as well as the InterAction Minimum Operating Security Standards and builds on the ECHO Security Training Modules.
What does the course cover?
Threat, vulnerability and risk assessment
Application of risk standards and models
Incident response, analysis, reporting and information management
Security strategies, policy and planning
Skills and resources required to implement a security plan
Team management through security programming
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of key security management skills and their use in relation to setting and achieving programme goals when managing humanitarian emergencies
Work effectively in reviewing and enhancing security management practice and procedures in the field
Evaluate on personal performance and that of others in relation to security in emergencies
Communicate effectively to different audiences in the field humanitarian of practice using appropriate media
The credit-rated assessment:
Security Management for Humanitarians is a competency based, assessed course worth 10 Masters level credits that can be transferred to the Masters in Development and Emergency Practice (DEP) from Oxford Brookes University or other similar postgraduate qualifications.
Please note there is a 15% additional fee to take the course as credit-rated.
Registration is from 8.45 am in the first day. Training each day will run from 9 am and conclude at 5.45 pm.
From the second day, each training day begins with a review of the topics covered the previous day to ensure that the concepts, tools, and frameworks are fully understood. Each day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.
After you have registered on the morning of the first day, the course begins with a discussion of the operating landscape and an introduction to the Security Management Framework. Later in the day, you will learn about Environmental Scanning and Security Risk Management.
In the morning, you will learn about security strategies. Before lunch, the course will move in to staff management and security mainstreaming. The afternoon will be taken up with an assessed session on incident management.
Day three begins with an examination of security planning and implementing security plans before considering security in relation to other stakeholders. After lunch follows a section on site security and hostile observation awareness. The day ends with a session on information security.
The majority of the fourth day will be filled by an assessed crisis management exercise, group presentations and de-brief. At the end of the day, the course will cover the topic of crisis management and operational continuity.
An external facilitator will discuss stress management with you in the morning. Legal liability will then be discussed in the afternoon, followed by action planning. The last session is reserved for wrapping up the course: recapping the key points, answering any lingering questions, completing course evaluations, and receiving your certificates of completion.
Early Bird tickets (10% Discount) are available until 1 month before the course start date, after which standard fees will apply.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at security managers, field programme managers, or HQ staff with responsibility for security or risk management. It is also appropriate for staff with a strategic /organisation responsibility for security or those preparing for deployment to insecure areas.
What is the credit-rated fee for?
All participants will be assessed on the in-class component of the assessment process and provided with feedback.
An additional charge of 15% of course fees applies for those wishing to complete the post-class written assessment.
The additional 15% charge can be paid at the time of the original course booking, or at any subsequent time before submission of the written assignment. Please note that the assessment fee must be paid before RedR can assess and provide feedback on your written assignment.
Payment of the credit-rating fee signals intent to complete the assessment process. The credit-rating fee is charged in line with RedR UK's agreement with Oxford Brookes University and is therefore non-refundable.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age for this event is 18.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The nearest service is Vauxhall Station (Victoria line), approximately 5 minutes' walk. Oval or Kennington Stations (Northern Line) are approximately 10 minutes’ walk. Buses 2 /3 / 36 / 44 / 59 /77 / 88 / 159/ 185 / 196/ 322 / 344 stop nearby.
What's the refund policy?
-For bookings cancelled two or more weeks before a course, administrative charges will apply. Applicants will be entitled to a refund of 85% of the course fees paid, or if places are available will be offered a transfer of 90% of the course fees paid onto the next instance of the course.
-For bookings cancelled one to ten working days* before a course begins, 25% of the course fee will be refunded (*during normal UK working days, Monday-Friday and working hours 9am-5pm).
-For bookings cancelled less than 24 hours (working days only) before a course, or after a course has started, no refund will provided.
-If the applicant chooses to transfer to another course and then cancels their booking a second time, neither a further transfer nor a refund will be offered.
-The refund must be claimed within two months from the cancelled course start date.
-Please note that unfortunately we are only able to cover our local bank charges and not the recipient’s bank charges when we make refunds.
-Refunds may take up to 30 days.
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