Decision Making for Security Evacuations

Enhance your ability to make informed decisions in high-stress situations with our engaging and practical Decision Making for Security Evacuations workshop. Learn how to use different frameworks to determine the optimal time to evacuate people from a crisis location, ensuring their safety and minimising risks.

3 hours

Workshop specifics

What you will learn

In this interactive workshop, you’ll discover how to:

  • Develop an infrastructure and resource availability framework
  • Create an escalating risk framework
  • Establish go/no-go criteria for various evacuation options
  • Apply techniques to mitigate the impact of sub-optimal decisions
  • Plan for situations where evacuation isn’t possible

During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your new decision-making skills to real-world situations, testing your understanding of the frameworks and concepts presented.

Ideal attendees

This workshop is designed for individuals responsible for making evacuation decisions, including:

  • Executives and senior managers
  • Corporate security managers


No strict pre-requisites are required for this workshop. However, participants may find it beneficial to attend the Planning Security Evacuations workshop beforehand.

Further learning

After completing this workshop, consider attending either the Planning Security Evacuations or Executing Security Evacuations workshops to build a comprehensive skill set in managing evacuations.

Workshop resources

Participants will receive a comprehensive set of workshop notes, additional resources, and a curated toolkit for planning security evacuations, including checklists and templates. Note-taking during the workshop is encouraged.

Meet your instructor

Your instructor for this workshop has 35 years of security experience in a combination of government, corporate and consulting roles.

He has conducted multiple security evacuations, including high-risk evacuations from Lebanon and Afghanistan. He is the author of The Security Evacuation Handbook and has written multiple articles on the topic of security evacuations.

Additional details

Training format

This workshop can be conducted remotely via video or in-person at your office. To ensure an optimal learning experience, remote sessions have a limit of 8 to 18 participants.

Our informal training format encourages questions and fosters knowledge-sharing among peers.

Workshop location

We offer remote workshops via Zoom or in-person sessions at your office. Detailed instructions for using Zoom will be provided in advance.


The workshop will be delivered in English, and all training materials will also be in English.

Assessment & Certification

No formal assessment is required for this workshop. All participants who attend the full session will receive a certificate of completion.

Post-Workshop Support

We offer post-workshop support, such as follow-up consultations or email support, to address any questions or concerns that may arise after the workshop. This additional support can help reinforce the lessons learned and ensure the successful application of workshop concepts in real-life scenarios.


Pricing varies for remote and in-person training. Contact us for an exact quote based on your needs.

Discounts are available for clients booking multiple workshops within a calendar year or scheduling recurring quarterly, half-yearly, or annual workshops for their teams.

Booking your workshop

To book this workshop for your organization, please register your interest using the button below.

Include the number of participants, preferred date and time, and your desired venue for in-person training.

For online training, we maintain a maximum of 18 participants per workshop to ensure an optimal learning environment.

This workshop has been designed for organisations. If you are interested in participating in our workshops as an individual, please check out our other services at Grey Catalyst.

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