Finding Gaps During Simulation Exercises: Now What?

Finding Gaps During Simulation Exercises: Now What?

Once the crisis response simulation exercise has identified gaps in crisis management planning, leaders must work to create and implement a plan to remediate these findings. This can include creating additional processes or protocols, staffing up crisis teams with...
Essential Emergency Drills for the Workplace 

Essential Emergency Drills for the Workplace 

When was the last time your workplace had an emergency drill? If you can’t remember, or if it’s been a while since your business has conducted one, you’re not alone. Many businesses don’t think about emergency drills until there’s an actual...
CC Series Short: Post Exercise Activities – Part 1

CC Series Short: Post Exercise Activities – Part 1

At the end of your exercise, it is the time to gather information to be included in the After Action Report (AAR). To prepare the AAR, exercise evaluators analyze data collected from the hot wash, debrief, Participant Feedback Forms, and other sources (e.g., plans,...
10.5 Reasons Organizations Fail at Crisis Management

10.5 Reasons Organizations Fail at Crisis Management

A crisis can happen to any organization, no matter how big or small. When a crisis does occur, it is important that the leadership team is prepared to handle it effectively. Unfortunately, many organizations fail in crisis management due to a number of reasons. In...
CC Series Short: Post Exercise Activities – Part 1

CC Series Short: Exercise Delivery – The Hot Wash

The “hot wash,” another term borrowed from the military, is the “after-action” discussions and evaluations of an organization’s performance immediately following an exercise/war game, training session, or an actual major event. Coming right on the heels of the...