5 Steps to Creating Crisis Simulation Tabletop Exercises
An Easy to Follow Complete eBook Guide
About this eBook
This eBook by Rob Burton of PreparedEx provides you with all the necessary information to help you create engaging and meaningful tabletop exercises. As a company that supports mid to large sized organizations in their efforts to become better prepared, we at PreparedEx find that most organizations fail to create impactful exercises, or, they don’t conduct them at all. We put these 5 easy steps together to help you create and deliver more productive and engaging tabletop exercises.
“Rob Burton has put his long experience in crisis preparedness into a succinct form that will take you through an easy-to-follow process to create your own simulated crisis exercises. You’ll then be able to truly evaluate and improve the effectiveness of both your crisis plan and the performance of your crisis response team. Invaluable.” -David Kalson
This eBook provides you with all the necessary information to help you create engaging and meaningful tabletop exercises that will have your audience begging for more.
Strenghten Your Team
Tabletop Exercises bring together heads of lines of business and leaders of business processes to evaluate their state of readiness for crisis management, disaster recovery, and business continuity.
Easy Methods to Follow
Each Chapter in this eBook represents a step in the process to creating and delivering tabletop exercises.
Step 1 –Pre-Exercise Planning
Step 2 –Scenario and Exercise Design
Step 3 –Final Exercise Preparations
Step 4 –Exercise Delivery and Evaluation
Step 5 –Post Exercise
Author, Managing Director of PreparedEx
Rob is a Principal at PreparedEx where he manages a team of crisis preparedness professionals and has over 20 years of experience preparing for and responding to crises. Part of his leadership role includes assisting PreparedEx clients in designing, implementing and evaluating crisis, emergency, security and business continuity management programs. During his career Rob has worked for the US State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, as a crisis management consultant in Pakistan and Afghanistan where he negotiated with the UN and Pashtun tribal warlords and he served with the United Kingdom Special Forces where he operated internationally under hazardous covert and confidential conditions. Rob was also part of a disciplined and prestigious unit The Grenadier Guards where he served Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Palaces in London. Rob was a highly trained and experienced infantryman serving in Desert Storm and commanded covert operational teams and was a sniper. Rob has keynoted disaster recovery conferences and participated in live debates on FOX News regarding complex security requirements and terrorism. Rob has a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery.