Exercises and Simulations
Conducting exercises to test both your plan and response team allows for you to see where the plan succeeds in a crisis and where it may need some work. It also gives your staff the practice they will need to ensure a smoother crisis response.
With Kenyon, you gain access to real world proven expertise that can help you develop and conduct various exercises, whether you are starting from nothing or you simply need support bringing to life what you have already planned.
Test cooperation between your departments or agencies with a low cost, low stress exercise. Gather your internal team around a table and walk through the details of your plan.
Test your response to a specific scenario with a Simulation Exercise. You can augment the stress level and intensity of this exercise depending on your company’s level of readiness. Take the opportunity to change a few factors to ramp up the effectiveness. This can include conducting out-of-hours exercises, jumping to day ten of the response instead of day one and limiting the availability of one or more key staff members.
A Full-Scale Exercise is the closest you can get to testing your crisis management system outside of responding to an actual crisis. Your management, coordination and functional task performances are validated in these complicated and intense exercises. Make sure other departments in your organisation are involved such as legal, communications, security and IT. Involve major partners (port authorities, airports, baggage handling companies, etc.) who might be affected. Kenyon can help you bring a Full-Scale Exercise as close to reality as possible. When it comes to exercises, the only limit is your imagination. Taking the time to properly plan an exercise is integral to success. Kenyon experts can work closely with you to help you craft the right size and scale of exercise for your team, interjecting real-world scenarios based on our extensive experience.