Military-inspired crisis leadership programme
A new risk, crisis leadership and personal development programme that coaches corporate leaders in military-inspired crisis response approaches has been launched. Led by former frontline military communications leader and established crisis communications practitioner Sheena Thomson, CrisisFit helps develop the enduring skill and confidence required within those who lead the response to issues and crisis situations.
The programme includes the flagship CrisisFit course, which comprises a mix of three phased face-to-face masterclasses, one-to-one coaching sessions and practical exercises spread over a 12-week period. Several other courses support CrisisFit, which is designed and delivered by crisis experts who understand risk and how to manage and respond to situations effectively when under intense pressure.
Recognising that overall emotions, behaviour and relationships drive critical decision-making and outcomes, the course is based on the cornerstones of successful military operations: the three pillars of strategy, operations and influence. To this end, the programme focuses on developing effective, cross-functional teamwork, building organisational resilience through integrating risk management, crisis management and communications. The outcome is that leaders can confidently lead each function to work seamlessly together in delivering risk escalation and effective crisis response.
Programme Director Sheena Thomson explains: “As we continue to navigate our way through the pandemic, organisations are facing several dynamic, ongoing challenges and risks: Brexit fall-out, geopolitical uncertainty, climate change, supply chain issues, and cyber security, among others.
“CrisisFit provides those leading and supporting their organisations through these challenges with the skillset and confidence they need to prepare for and manage their organisation’s operational and communications response.”
The first course will run in central London, starting Thursday, March 3, 2022. Customised in-house programmes, which can be specially designed to support all members of a team or function, are also available, as well as several other courses aimed at further developing crisis leadership capability and understanding.
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