IRI Seminar: training, exercises, evaluations
Typically with security assessment, many
issues are raised with respect to specific vulnerabilities. And,
IRI provides recommendations to reduce or
eliminate associated risks.
concert with client management, IRI personnel
assist with follow-on planning and implementation steps. And this
often gives rise to training.
large organizations, the problem has been how to downstream information,
policy, procedures, and modes of conduct to large geographically
diverse audiences. IRI has solutions.
IRI is well-versed with training, both
in-classroom and with augmented internet-accessed
As an adjunct to planning and implementation of corrective measures,
on-going support and training may be integral. While in-classroom
training via subject matter presentation may be conducted, IRI has
developed efficient Internet-accessed training methodologies to allow
for more efficient, cost effective training, for many disciplines.
training, exercises, evaluation
IRI experts are well-versed in the Homeland
Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) which provides policy,
methodology, and terminology
for exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement
Are your emergency preparedness and response plans up-to-date and
effective? Do you exercise your plans regularly?
Many organizations have emergency plans, but fail to keep them up-to-date.
And, while some employees are trained to those plans, many are not.
The best way to train employees, including new hires, and to keep
them refreshed is to "exercise" plans with workshops, seminars, and
table-top exercises. Planning and exercising are perpetual activities.
They never end.
You may need help with the planning process, and you may need help
with designing and implementing an exercise program to assure that
employees know what to do, where to go, and how to communicate during
emergency situations. IRI is certified in
exercise program management and has helped many clients become better
prepared to deal with public
health crises, product recalls, workplace violence, natural disasters,
large scale accidents, and many other contingencies requiring effective
incident response, personnel management, crisis communications, and
action steps aimed at minimizing loss.
IRI: HSEEP certified
Over the last few years, the Department of Homeland Security has
developed a framework of exercise types to help standardize and unify
the approach to planning and exercising. Just as principles of the
Incident Command System (ICS) have become the standard for incident
management, the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
(HSEEP) is becoming the standard for exercise program management.
Five phases in the exercise cycle
The five phases of the exercise cycle include: Foundation (Strategy
Planning), Design and Development, Conduct, Evaluation, and Improvement
Within the seven types of exercises (e.g. from seminars up through
full scale exercises) table top exercises, for example, must have
concise objectives culminating in an "after action report" which
yields elements in an "improvement plan."
With those steps, the next round of exercises recasts the recognized
deficiencies and weaknesses into new objectives for subsequent exercise
cycles. This process never stops especially since managers and employees
are constantly evolving: joining the organization, changing positions,
and eventually leaving the organization. Typically the group you
train today will not be the same group you train next year or in
five years. Because employees are constantly changing, training and
exercising will never end.
Through exercises, organizations and companies gain objective assessments
of their capabilities as well as gaps, deficiencies, weaknesses,
and vulnerabilities. Even small improvements as the result of systematic
exercising can yield significant benefits to the economic health
of the organization and the well-being of all stakeholders including
employees, customers, and shareholders.
Well-suited to smaller groups, train-the-trainer sessions, and senior
The most efficient and cost effective means of down streaming critical
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