"Don't worry about grabbing the lifejackets, you won't need them" - or will you? Seventeen people perished on Thursday night when a tourist duck boat capsized in Table Rock Lake, Missouri. Twenty-nine passengers and two crew members were onboard when the boat capsized after severe thunderstorms struck the Branson area. One survivor said that the... Continue Reading →

Observations on Disaster Preparedness

by Chelsea Zfaz In 2015, I was recruited to manage a team of humanitarian professionals sent to Myanmar to support the response to massive flooding that inundated a majority of the country. Equipped with an incredible team of water engineers, psychologists and social workers, we set out to the farthest reaches of the country to... Continue Reading →

Smart Cities Under Attack – Simulation Case Study

What happens when a city’s critical infrastructure is targeted by cyber criminals? Are there mechanisms in place to ensure operational continuity of the vast network of municipal services? Could traffic be disrupted? Sensitive citizen information leaked? We are thrilled to be presenting one of our latest Crisis Management Simulations at the MuniExpo in Tel Aviv... Continue Reading →

Can we reconcile realistic war-games with insightful facilitation?

Written by Chelsea Zfaz and Dr. Carmit Rapaport The Methodology of War-games Contemporary approaches to war-games and tabletop exercises offer a process-focused review of an organization or company’s crisis response capacity. A proven method to enhance a team’s ability to manage a crisis, war-gaming challenges personnel to communicate and collaborate during various simulated scenarios in... Continue Reading →

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