Exercise Design and Development Workshop

To be announced:TableTop Exercise next date for our one day course to improve business performance through effective table top, simulation and live exercise programmes

Everyone within an organisation who may be involved in planning for, delivering or responding to an emergency, auditing protective and regulatory arrangements and embedding risk and governance arrangements should be appropriately trained and understand how to get the best from an exercise programme.

Course Aim:

To develop knowledge and skills in the design and delivery of exercises, explore new techniques and understand how to gain maximum benefit from an exercise programme

Duration:   1 day                Location:      Central London            Date:       TBA


On request

Course Modules:

  • Analysing different types of exercise
  • Defining the objectives and planning a programme
  • Researching risk, issues, and impacts
  • From scenario to exercise
  • Training role players and observers.
  • Exercise control: security and safety
  • The day of the exercise – checklists for running and managing the exercise
  • De-briefing, evaluation, feedback and reporting

 Who will deliver the training:

This facilitated workshop will be led by Partners from Corpress LLP who will share their practical experience  of design and delivery of exercises gained from delivering hundreds of exercises  to clients in every business sector.

 Learning Objectives:

  • How to plan, develop and implement an effective exercise programme
  • Understanding the way to organise and control exercises to achieve realistic learning
  • Using exercises to test plans and procedures
  • Exploring how to create realistic and dynamic simulation environments
  • Developing the skills needed to timetable, structure, lead and run an exercise
  • Develop observation and reporting skills

Who should attend:

  • All those tasked with developing and running exercises
  • Those interested to learn how to get the best from an exercise programme
  • Managers exploring how to apply exercise techniques to organisational learning
  • Risk, internal audit and compliance personnel
  • Security and cyber specialists
  • Regulators interested in observing or reviewing exercises

Why we conduct exercises:

Exercises are powerful techniques for improving capability, reviewing standards, communicating risks and testing response plans. If not run professionally they can prove to be expensive, create false assumptions and lead to damaged reputations.  Exercise and simulation programmes are generally used for:

    • training key staff to implement risk protection measures as members of crisis, emergency and business continuity teams
    • testing the capability of the organisation to handle incidents and events including:
      • Plans, procedures and facilities recovery
      • Communications
      • Regulatory requirements
    • exercising leadership and decision making in extreme environments
    • developing scenarios and testing organisational risk management
    • training  staff to work in high pressure complex environments; this builds team work, improves communications and creates the confidence necessary to handle and mitigate risk

How will I benefit?

  • Deliver
    • Improved business performance by controlling risk exposure
    • Confidence that you have internal expertise and effective arrangements to deal with problems
    • Stakeholder confidence that you are able to deliver during a crisis
    • Increasing the value gained from the investment in your exercise programme
  • Learn
    • Test your understanding against realistic scenarios
    • Make sure all employees are involved in and understand the importance of response
    • Encourage professional development and motivate employees