How can your crisis teams be ready to respond to actual crisis events if they’ve never practised their response in a realistic setting?

We can design and deliver realistic scenario-based exercises that will build the competence of your crisis teams and ensure they are fully prepared to manage real life incidents.

Exercise options

Our capabilities

Crisis Simulation Exercise Options

Crisis simulation exercises are designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and the level of competence necessary to successfully manage a crisis.

Skills are perishable. Exercises ensure better retention of skills.

Enable team members to work together. An exercise provides an opportunity to build empathy and trust between team members.

Full Simulation Exercises

A highly realistic exercise experience for intermediate and advanced teams.

We have built our reputation on the quality of our crisis simulation exercises.

During the exercise design stage, our team will work with you to model exercise interactions, determine an appropriate scenario, and prepare the exercise script.

When it’s time to deliver the exercise, we’ll come to you. Alternatively, we can deliver the exercise remotely.

All exercises are followed by a series of evaluations and a team debriefing. We’ll then provide an exercise report that summarises the key aspects of the activity and provides actionable recommendations to improve the competence of your team.

With our unparalleled experience in conducting crisis simulation exercises, you can be confident that we can deliver highly realistic and engaging exercises that will challenge and strengthen your team, making them better prepared to respond to crisis events.

Desktop Exercises

Engaging activities designed for less experienced teams.

Our desktop exercises provide a cost-effective option to build the capability of your crisis teams. Desktop exercises involve us presenting different problems to your team within the context of a scenario. The team will then consider the problem and formulate a response. We’ll then explore their approach before moving to the next situation.

Desktop exercises aren’t as effective in building robust capabilities as our crisis simulation exercises, but they can be useful for less experienced teams and are less expensive.

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Case Study

Regional Crisis Simulation Programme

We supported a prominant client in the global financial sector to design and deliver a multi-year programme of crisis simulation exercises. These exercies were conducted in Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Taipei and Hong Kong. As part of this project, we designed a performance evaluation framework that enabled our client to visualise team performance over multiple years.

Our Capabilities

We’ve conducted crisis simulation exercises in more than a dozen countries, covering a diverse range of exercise scenarios.

Remote first

We’re able to design and deliver exercises remotely.

We’ve set up professional studio equipment to support high quality remote exercises. Our setup ensures we’re able to provide the best experience possible for our exercises.

Of course, we’ll always get the best results where exercises are conducted in person and on site.

Exercise Scenarios

Whatever threats you face, we can develop a scenario to ensure you’re fully prepared.

We’ve conducted exercises for pretty much every scenario you can imagine. Earthquakes, terrorist attacks, severe air pollution, cyber-attacks, major transport disruptions, aircraft crashes, protests, strikes, threats to personnel, kidnap, extortion, package bombs, power outages, major storms, pandemics, infectious disease outbreaks, flooding, train derailments, chemical spills, workplace violence, reputation scandals, and more.

We understand how each type of crisis event affects organisations and the broader community. This knowledge ensures our exercises are highly realistic, which better prepares your team for what they’ll have to deal with during a real event.

International Experience

We can conduct exercises wherever your teams are located.

We’ve conducted exercises in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, and the US. We’ve also supported clients in other locations, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Lebanon, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Solomon Islands, Syria, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

We’ve learned through experience how culture can affect the way teams prepare for and respond to events. We adjust our exercises to account for these cultural dynamics.

We can conduct exercises either partially or fully in languages other than English. For example, we’ve run exercises in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and Thai.

Strategic Planning

We can help you prepare for ‘black swan’ events.

We can run planning sessions, discussions and exercises based on longer-term strategic threats. Examples of such sessions include major shifts in government policy, environmental concerns, and the emergence of new technologies. Recent sessions have focused on the effects of climate change and the rise of artificial intelligence. These thought-provoking sessions ensure your team remains forward looking and fully prepared for future threats and opportunities.

Want to learn more?

We've written a comprehensive handbook on crisis simulation exercises. This unique reference details our approach to planning, designing and delivering world-class crisis simulation exercises.

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