Security Management Workshop

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Location: CID Office - 2/50 The Terrace, Wellington (for Wellington-based participants), or via Zoom (for those outside of Wellington)

This workshop will enhance the capacity of participants to develop and manage an effective security framework across their international programmes and to be able to adapt and manage changing situations, particularly when managing incidents.


Please contact Aaron Davy if your organisation is a member of the CID Humanitarian Network


0900 – 1200: Safety/Security Management (3 hours)

  • Understanding security management – roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding risk
  • Situational analysis and awareness
  • Using a risk matrix to analyse risk
  • Mitigating risk
  • Managing travel/field movement safety
  • Accommodation security
  • Tips and areas to monitor when managing security

1300 - 1530: Planning for the unexpected - Incident Management (2.5 hours)

  • Contingency planning
  • Medevac
  • Civil unrest
  • Natural disasters
  • Relocation
  • Technology - Personal locator beacons, Satellite phones
  • Managing incidents – using a series of case studies and questions to develop the practical capacity of participants to manage incidents – case studies will be based on might be considered typical incidents within this sector.

1545 – 1700: Open forum/discussion on planning and managing safety and security


The workshop will be facilitated by John Dyer, who has over 17 years’ experience operating in the humanitarian and disaster response sector. John spent 11 years working for the International Federation of Red Cross on their global programmes as a senior advisor, assisting managers to develop security frameworks, training managers and personnel in safety and security, and deploying to programme and disaster locations to assist in the establishment of effective systems. Since returning to NZ in 2017, he has worked as a consultant supporting organisations in operational and strategic planning and as a security advisor with VSA, Fred Hollows NZ and the NZ Red Cross.