Blog entry by Prosectra Admin
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A CRITICAL INCIDENT?
The world of organizations, businesses and companies is built upon a strong premise: predictability. As long as we may expect that tomorrow will be more or less the same as today, even in a complex world as ours today, we can rationally plan for our service delivery, our production, our supply chains to be organized as a logical system, with structure, systems, staff and skills lined up for effective performance, when it’s all business as usual.
Unfortunately, when things go wrong, and we are confronted with a disruptive event that impacts on our sense of control, our affairs may appear to be suddenly very vulnerable. Critical incidents, either human-made or nature-caused, can violently disrupt our business, our organizations or companies, and threaten the lives and livelihoods of our staff, clients and beneficiaries, may damage or destroy our assets, and even force us out of business. The question is: Are we prepared for such violent events? Are we ready to manage a critical incident? How do we bounce back quickly from something that has hit us hard?
The Critical Incident Management Programme CIMP™ is a blended learning programme developing individual and organizational capabilities to manage critical incidents, based on global best practice.
CIMP™ shares overviews of the nature of critical incidents, theoretical and practical concepts on how to best prepare, and presents global best practice in prevention, preparation and response mechanisms.
CIMP™ Phase I aims at creating knowledge and comprehension at knowledge and skills level II. CIMP™ Phase II and III, are aimed at bolstering application, analysis and evaluation competencies at skills level IV (independent combination of skills, integration of skills with precision), aimed at staff in an organization, tasked with responding to and managing critical incidents, through the assessment of three case studies (Phase II) and a simulation (Phase III).
INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED TO LEVEL 4
Prosectra Ltd, one of the partners behind the CIMP™ Programme, is the Highfield Qualifications International Approved Centre and is responsible for presenting successful CIMP™ delegates to Highfield for validation of the Level 4 Critical Incident Manager CIM™ qualification, which is accredited by Highfield International, the international branch of Highfield Qualifications, a top 5 UK awarding organisation. Highfield accreditation has recognised the CIMP™ programme as being equivalent to a level 4, using the Ofqual’s Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) as a reference. Expected release: July 2022.
CIMP™ PROGRAMME DIRECTORS
Timo der Weduwen is an international security risk manager who specializes in managing critical incidents in international high-risk environments, kidnap-for-ransom incident management and security training. Timo has managed specialist teams in these fields for several decades in the international arena. He served in senior positions with the Netherlands Police, the European Union and the United Nations and has created cutting-edge simulation and scenario-based trainings, aimed at bolstering personal and organizational excellence through creating effective responses to critical incidents. Timo is a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) and an alumnus of the Police Academy in the Netherlands.
Fedor Keredzin MSc is a graduate of the University of Uppsala Faculty of Peace and Conflict Studies and is an expert in crisis management and crisis communication. He worked for the Swedish military, being deployed to Bosnia, North-Macedonia and Afghanistan, researching the organizational and human dimensions of crises. As a critical incident management expert, he used his extensive experience to develop complex training programmes focused on managing critical incidents and crisis, communication under pressure and decision making/command requirements.
CIMP™ PROGRAMME BOARD
CIMP™ will be academically validated by a programme board, consisting of leading experts in the field of Critical Incident Management.