The Ultimate Guide – Crisis Management Tabletop Exercises

The Ultimate Guide – Crisis Management Tabletop Exercises

Are you responsible for designing and delivering crisis management tabletop exercises for your organization?   The Ultimate Guide to Crisis Management Tabletop Exercises is an eBook written by PreparedEx that explains in detail how your organization can develop...
Tabletop Exercise – Pros and Cons

Tabletop Exercise – Pros and Cons

Advantages and Disadvantage of the Tabletop Exercise I came across some information regarding the main advantages and disadvantages of tabletop exercises. I decided to expand on the list based on my experience and knowledge of conducting these types of exercises...
5 Questions To Ask Prior To Your Tabletop Exercise

5 Questions To Ask Prior To Your Tabletop Exercise

When planning your tabletop exercise, consider asking these 5 questions:   1. Why are we conducting this exercise? Is this a request from senior management or has it come down from the board? Is it a new internal or externally regulated requirement? Whatever the...
Crisis Exercise Design – The MSEL

Crisis Exercise Design – The MSEL

The Master Sequence of Events List (MSEL), is the primary document used to manage an exercise, to know when events are expected to occur, and to know when to insert injects (information) into the exercise.   A summary version of a MSEL document can also be used...
Training Methods: Breakout Groups

Training Methods: Breakout Groups

During an exercise or war game there will often occur a key decision point when it becomes necessary or more time efficient to break out some of the participants into a separate smaller group, often called a “breakout group.”   This small group can be very...
Crisis Simulation Exercise Design & Delivery Process

Crisis Simulation Exercise Design & Delivery Process

  Prior to designing your Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercise, ensure you understand the end-to-end process that you intend to use.   This can be as easy as a four step process as I describe within this short post.   Step 1 – Compose  Develop your exercise...