Pre-departure Security Workshop

Are you about to leave on an assignment in an unfamiliar context? Whether you stay three days, three weeks or three years, you want to travel safely and want to make sure you will be adequately prepared in terms of personal security and stress management.

During this one-day workshop, you will...

  • gain essential information, practical tips, and useful advice from the field;
  • reflect on and discuss how you can sharpen your awareness and prepare yourself to cope with the basic challenges of keeping safe and healthy.


  • Safety and security in daily life: choosing appropriate hotel rooms, residences and means of transportation.
  • Reducing the probability and the consequences of incidents.
  • Basic communication and negotiation techniques when facing officials and weapon bearers at roadblocks or check-points.
  • Reacting to sexual harassment, threatening individuals or angry crowds, shooting in public places, etc.
  • Applying simple stress prevention tools and coping mechanisms.
  • Learning from your own experience.


Short theoretical inputs, individual and group reflections and exercises, exchange of experiences among participants, tailor made approach depending on participant’s destinations.

For whom

Professionals in humanitarian aid, development cooperation or peace promotion who are about to travel abroad on short or long-term assignments, and their spouses or partners.


At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • identify the main risks in the context you are travelling to;
  • choose secure places to stay overnight and means of travel;
  • analyse and monitor your environment;
  • reflect upon a coherent security framework;
  • acknowledge the links between personal safety and stress management.





Coaches and advises you in English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch

After his first 8 years as a newspaper correspondent in East Asia, Daniel...


Select a date.

Start date Title Member price Price
10.12.2019 Pre-departure Security Workshop CHF 350 CHF 450
28.01.2020 Pre-departure Security Workshop CHF 350 CHF 450
25.02.2020 Pre-departure Security Workshop CHF 350 CHF 450
24.03.2020 Pre-departure Security Workshop CHF 350 CHF 450
21.04.2020 Pre-departure Security Workshop CHF 350 CHF 450
26.05.2020 Pre-departure Security Workshop CHF 350 CHF 450
23.06.2020 Pre-departure Security Workshop CHF 350 CHF 450

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Incl. beverages and snacks

The reduced fee applies to employees of member organisations of Network cinfo (except educational institutions).

In case of cancellation 3 days or less before the start date, you pay 50% of the course fee.

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