Strategic Leadership Workshop

Strategic Leadership Workshop
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This workshop trains senior leaders in handling Crisis Management Teams and in golden hour decision-making.


The decisions you make as a leader in the golden hour of a crisis are crucial and will influence, if not determine, the outcome. In our Strategic Leadership Workshop leaders of crisis management teams, their deputies and management team members with security responsibilities are provided with the awareness and ability to apply the principles of necessary leadership in complex crisis situations – including terrorism and kidnappings – at an international level.


This workshop is based on role playing and interaction in simulations of real-life scenarios, from which you will learn and practice the skills needed to apply the principles of leadership in a crisis. A safe learning environment is maintained at all times.

Knowledge & Skills

·         Making a correct diagnosis
·         Getting a golden hour grip on the situation
·         Setting and reviewing a working strategy
·         Achieving command and control
·         Having the best communication links
·         Seeking superior knowledge at the point of decision-making
·         Justifying what has been done as well as what has been omitted
·         Explaining team members’ structure roles and responsibilities
·         Applying the knowledge of various roles
·         Explaining scientific underpinnings and application of influencing techniques
·         Stating benefits and potential pitfalls of utilizing ‘Third Party Intermediaries’
·         Discussing hostage management issues
·         Identifying terrorist incidents
·         Explaining how a Crisis Management Team interacts with other units and agencies

Further information

Language: English
Duration: 1 day
Venue: The Hague, the Netherlands


Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Centre for Safety and Development
Safety is a state of mind
Leaders of crisis management teams and their deputies; MT-members with security responsibilities.

09:00 - 09:30     Welcome + Coffee / Tea
09:30 - 11:00     Introduction & Objectives, Critical Incident Command & Conflict Management Model
11:20 - 12:30     Critical Incident, Golden Hour’ Disciplines
12:30 - 13:15     Lunch
13:15 - 14:30     Preparing and Responding to Global Terrorist Incidents, Practical Role Play Scenarios
14:50 - 16:00     Command Decisions and Log Keeping, Case Study 
16:00 - 16:15     Questions 
  • NGO's € 649,- Course materials, lunch and coffee / tea included (VAT is not applicable)
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Phil Harper QPM FCMI

Phil Harper is the first in his field to invest his vast experience in delivering specialist training to NGOs to prevent and prepare for any critical incident - through to advice during a ‘live’ on-going crisis.
An all-round critical incident manager, he is a former senior law enforcement officer. He is trained to the highest operational standards as a Multi-Agency Gold, Critical Incident and Strategic Firearms Commander.
He was decorated in 2010 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for 32 years’ service to policing, deployments as an International hostage negotiator on behalf of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and for charitable works in NGO crisis management.

He continues to be deployed to hostile environments and has numerous testimonials of successful involvement at all levels to secure hostage releases.
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