Planning Security Evacuations

Build the skills to effectively plan and execute security evacuations in various situations with our interactive and immersive workshop. Learn the essentials of assessing resources, developing evacuation plans, and preparing for contingencies to ensure the safety of individuals during critical events.

3 hours

Workshop specifics

What you will learn

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover how to:

  • Identify and evaluate evacuation infrastructure and resources
  • Understand the pros and cons of different evacuation methods
  • Design comprehensive air, maritime, and land evacuation plans
  • Create supporting plans for transportation, medical, and communication needs
  • Prepare for contingencies during various stages of an evacuation

Throughout the workshop, you’ll explore real-life case studies that underscore the significance of effective planning. The session culminates in a practical exercise where you’ll devise your own evacuation operation and present it to the group for valuable feedback.

Ideal attendees

This workshop is tailored for individuals responsible for planning and executing evacuations, such as:

  • Executives and senior managers
  • Corporate security managers


No pre-requisites are required for this workshop.

Further learning

After completing this workshop, consider attending the Decision Making for Security Evacuations and the Executing Security Evacuations workshops to further enhance your skills in managing security 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 workshop instructor has over 35 years of security experience, spanning government, corporate, and consulting roles.

He has orchestrated multiple high-risk security evacuations, including those from Lebanon and Afghanistan. As the author of The Security Evacuation Handbook, he has also published numerous articles on the subject 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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