With everything that has been happening over the last 24 hrs, both nationally and internationally, what a pertinent day to be dealing with Crisis Management Simulation! The purpose of today’s exercise was to take the theory that we had learned from the previous days and apply it using crisis simulation.
As with the previous day, we were given a scenario and then we were split down into two groups. Our task was to take the role of consultants and plan, then execute a crisis scenario for the other team, who would be playing the client company, before swapping roles. As we planned, news reports from the real-time suspected terrorist event on The London Underground came in, further reinforcing how important good crisis management is. It was a challenging task, particularly in the planning phase, but through hard work and expert assistance from Professor Borodzicz and Frontier Risk’s Duncan Godfrey both exercises were a success. The exercise concluded with a short summary from Professor Borodzicz on what we had covered and how he thought we had got on. His expert and thoughtful evaluation of our efforts was incredibly useful and greatly received.
Professor Borodzicz then went onto talk in more detail about the fantastic further learning opportunity that attending the SRMC offers. In partnership with the University of the West of Scotland, the SRMC is now awarded 60 credits towards their MBA with Risk and Resilience. As mentioned in a previous blog I am certainly not an academic and when I started the course I had absolutely no intention of doing the MBA option. However, 5 days in to what has so far been one of the best courses that I have ever attended I have realised just how much more this course has to offer. The opportunity to do an MBA is incredible and certainly one that I am not going to let pass. An added bonus, and certainly something for serving members of the Forces and service leavers to consider, is that you can use your ELCAS points towards the MBA!