ICMC Co-Founder, Rob Burton, discusses criteria and benchmarking for crisis simulation exercises in this short video.
The following tables contain an example evaluation criteria. The criteria are function-based and reflect the aim and objectives of the exercise. A simple yes/no answer in the column “Satisfied / Not Satisfied” is insufficient and not acceptable. Detail is important, particularly in justifying a “Not Satisfied” assessment but also for describing a strength.
On completion of evaluation, the evaluation team must be able to quantify, as objectively as possible, the answers to the following questions:
- Was the emergency organization and network capable of coordinating and facilitating the response to a severe emergency event, or a number of concurrent emergencies?
- Did organization and network use effective processes and procedures?
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Rob Burton is a Principal at The International Crisis Management Conference and PreparedEx where he manages a team of crisis preparedness professionals and has over 30 years of experience preparing for and responding to crises. Rob has facilitated hundreds of training courses and simulation exercises throughout his military and civilian careers. Connect with Rob on LinkedIn.