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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.

In concert with client management, IRI personnel assist with follow-on planning and implementation steps.  And this often gives rise to training. 

In 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
e-learning…Internet e-Plus

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 planning.

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 planning.

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.

In-classroom training

Well-suited to smaller groups, train-the-trainer sessions, and senior management (..more..)

Internet-accessed e-learning & training

e-Plus: The most efficient and cost effective means of down streaming critical information to large audiences (..more..)




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