A 3-day HEAT Refresher course, aimed at refreshing and updating the knowledge, skills and attitude of those participants that have been working in medium and high-risk countries for a long period of time.
Level: medium intensity.
Environment: high-risk and medium-risk.
Language: English or Italian.
Duration: 3 days (from Wednesday at 8.00 till Friday 19.30).
Location: Massa (Tuscany) and outdoor training facilities (Tuscany or Emilia Romagna region).
Target: personnel from the private sector, NGOs, journalists, academia, International Organisations and European Institutions that have already attended a full HEAT course 3-4 years ago. Trainings reserved to specific target will be clearly indicated.
Pre-condition for participation: prior to the enrollment, participants are requested to provide a valid medical certificate of good health for non-competitive sports, since the training entails a certain level of psychological and physical stress.
Precautionary measures: during the field training exercise a certified psychologist and medical unit are present for guaranteeing the safety of participants. For those participants with minor health or psychological issues admitted to the training, extra measures might be taken for their protection. All participants are provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Methodology: A unique combination of self-assessment, mentorship and LEVEL5 competence validation system, refreshes the security awareness of participants through a process of experiential learning, self-reflection and coaching. Participants practice and rehearse different types of scenario-based exercises individually and in team. Before the residential course a training needs assessment is carried out to better tailor the course to participants’ prior experience in the field.
Content: HEAT Refresher builds upon some modules already included in the full HEAT, but more emphasis is devoted to working on participants’ prior experience, providing space for self-reflection and stress management.
Security and Safety of Personnel Deployed in Hostile Environments
Medical Skills & Health Maintenance on Mission, including Stress Management
Checkpoint Negotiation (Official & Unofficial) Including Conflict Management