Crisis communications training

We run crisis communications training and social media crisis training courses and workshops, all of which can be tailored to your timescales and budgets. Our courses typically run for either a half-day, a full-day, or over two days, and include an interactive crisis simulation exercise to give your team practical experience of handling a crisis.

Crisis communications training packages

Our off-the-shelf crisis communications or social media crisis training packages include:

The core principles of crisis communications

A one-day course  

Morning session: 

  • The principles of crisis communication
    • What is a crisis? Knowing when to activate your crisis plan
    • Approaching a crisis: acknowledgement, apology, action
    • The currency of crisis: truth, trust, transparency
  • Strong leadership in a crisis: decision making, action and empathy
  • First steps in a crisis
  • Handling the media
  • Handling social media (and understanding behaviour)
  • Building team resilience

Afternoon session: 

  • A live, interactive crisis simulation to put the theory to the test. Using Polpeo’s simulation platform, delegates will experience managing a crisis as it breaks and spreads over social and digital media. They will feel the pressure of making decisions, leading a team, setting the strategy for the crisis and managing the organisation’s response. The simulation will stress-test crisis plans and processes, and put the full team through their paces. 

We have found the team to be tirelessly inventive, enthusiastic and always ready to problem solve. They have worked with us at all times of the day (and night) to deliver first class social media crisis simulation training to hundreds of global executives at one of our biggest client accounts and the feedback from every session has been overwhelmingly positive.

HIll & Knowlton
Giles Read
Director, Hill & Knowlton Strategies

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