Security & Stress awareness and preparation

Living and working abroad requires staff members and employers to adopt safety and security measures, especially in volatile environments and fragile contexts. Managing stress and maintaining a life-work balance also play a crucial role in preventing hazards or minimising their consequences. This course provides you with the essential tools you need to develop security conscious behaviour, and to understand and manage stress and health issues. It also introduces legal aspects for organisations and individuals in crisis situations abroad (Swiss Abroad Act).


Day 1

  • Identify the main risks in the country you are travelling to
  • Safety measures in daily life: choosing safe hotel rooms, residences and means of transportation
  • Minimising the probability and consequences of security incidents
  • Basic communication and negociation techniques when facing officials and weapon bearers

Day 2

  • Legal aspects of traveling and residing abroad, duty of care
  • Reactions and behaviour when facing tense or potentially dangerous situations
  • Ackowledging links between personal safety and stress management
  • Applying simple stress management tools

Security is a state of (a cool) mind in a healthy body.

For whom

Professionals and their partners or spouses preparing for an assignment abroad in humanitarian action or development work; country managers and programme coordinators at headquarters preparing for short field visits; managers responsible for staff safety and security.


Theoretical inputs, individual and group exercises, exchanges of experiences and good practices among participants, role plays and individual reflection.




Martine Bourquin, Consultant cinfo
Heinrich Schneider, Consultant cinfo
Daniel Glinz, cinfo


Last registration date: 5 working days prior to the course start date.

Security & Stress awareness and preparation
26 – 27 September 2017
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Other dates:
2 – 3 November 2017

CHF 850
Prezzo per i membri
CHF 600

Incl. beverages and snacks

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

Early bird discount
Register at least 30 days prior to the the start date and benefit from a discount.
Price: CHF 720.–
Member price: CHF 510.–

In case of cancellation 2 weeks or less before the start date, participants pay 50% of the course fee.

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