Security and Crisis Management

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The requirements for security and crisis management in German NGOs are high. In this course, you will take a look at your own security and crisis management concepts and benefit from the knowledge of experienced trainers and the experiences of other participants. In two online and two face-to-face sessions, you will learn how to improve own security concepts and crisis management, how to safeguard the ownership of staff and how to involve partner organizations. Between the sessions, you are invited to discuss their security and crisis management concepts in peer-to-peer meetings. After the sessions, you can take part in individual coaching with the trainers.

The first block of events will take place online on October 14 and 28. The last part of the event series will take place on November 8 and 9 and is planned as a face-to-face event in Berlin. The event will take place observing current hygiene regulations and protective measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Should the situation change, we reserve the right to hold the seminar days on 8 and 9 November as an online format. The training is part of aha's certificate program and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Anticipatory Humanitarian Action.

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You will learn

How you can analyze your own security and crisis management concepts

What possibilities there are to improve security concepts and crisis management processes

How you can involve (local) partner organizations in security and crisis management

How to apply the acquired skills to improve security and crisis management in practice

Target group

Security and/or crisis management focal points or HR/management staff of German humanitarian NGOs with multiannual work experience


10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and Introduction

11:15 - 11:35

Organizational core values in safety and security and what they imply

10:35 - 10:55

Establishing an effective security management framework covering several levels of the organization and local partners

10:55 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:20

Options in security strategies and their pro's and con's

11:20 - 11:40

Designing a security plan for who and by whom?

11:40 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:05

Designing a security management plan in line with ISO 31000

12:05 - 12:25

How a joined effort with partner organizations leads to safeguarding

12:25 - 12:30

Peer-to-Peer Introduction

Jacob van ‘t Slot (Global Risk Advice)


Jacob spent over two decades in the field of psychology, security- and crisis management and communications. After some years working as a hostage negotiator for the Dutch government, he started to support NGOs as a security trainer and crisis management advisor.

Steven Poot (Global Risk Advice)


Henrieke Hommes (Global Risk Advice)



14.10.2021 - 09.11.2021

19 hours of training

Online Event

ProviderThis Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
This training is organized by the umbrella organization of development and humanitarian aid NGOs in Germany.