25. Turning Training into Reality: Considerations When Training Teams for Deployment to Disasters

  1. Rick Hughes3,
  2. Andrew Kinder4 and
  3. Cary L. Cooper5
  1. Gail Rowntree1 and
  2. Mark Akerlund2

Published Online: 9 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119943242.ch25

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

How to Cite

Rowntree, G. and Akerlund, M. (2012) Turning Training into Reality: Considerations When Training Teams for Deployment to Disasters, in International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support (eds R. Hughes, A. Kinder and C. L. Cooper), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119943242.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  2. 4

    Division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UK

  3. 5

    Lancaster University Management School, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Buckinghamshire New University, UK

  2. 2

    University of Houston, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974131

Online ISBN: 9781119943242

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Keywords:

  • training teams, for deployment in disasters;
  • KIES, in the US and United Kingdom;
  • disaster types, mandatory training;
  • using scenarios, as exercises in training;
  • challenge of training personnel;
  • deploying, as emergency personnel;
  • training coping mechanisms;
  • specific training for managers;
  • specific skills for trainers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview and Introduction

  • The Training Journey So Far

  • Who Needs to Be Trained?

  • What Needs to Be Trained?

  • Using Scenarios as Exercises in Training for Front-line Personnel

  • Air Berlin's Experiences of Using Scenarios with A Command Team: Case Study

  • The Challenge of Training Personnel for Deployment

  • Specific Training for Managers Who Deploy

  • Specific Skills Required by Trainers

  • The Reality of Deployments: Understanding Team Welfare

  • Using Training for Selection of Personnel

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Further Reading