ADAN PARTNERS training courses

Specialty training

Our training courses are interactive, practical, and are delivered by advisors who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields. Training is a commitment that demonstrate your duty to protect your people.

Our training and workshops combine presentations, video, audio materials, and simulated, interactive scenarios to educate participants in dealing with stressful situations.


Our training courses are delivered with your business or activity in mind. They can be followed with awareness campaigns.

Crisis Management training

The challenges consist of improving the ability to see these Black Swan and to handle crisis.


In such event, a common methodology would help to articulate a proper response.  

Crisis Management methodologies should be instituted upstream to manage information workflows, communication, and security as standards.

Content (partial) of our training:

  • Types of crisis
  • Time and timing factors
  • Composition of a Crisis Management Team
  • Leadership, management and coordination
  • Data and information collection and management
  • Decision processes and anticipation
  • Situation report: Evaluation tools
  • Crisis communication: Leadership, management and coordination
  • Crisis communication: Toolbox
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Multidimensional problem solving and collaboration
  • Initiate planning for recovery
  • Crisis management team exercise (*)

(*) This is a 0.5-day simulation exercise which can also be organized independently of the training to test a crisis management team. Our intervention consultant will provide support, observations and recommendations just as he would for a real case.

Kidnap & extortion management workshop

Our one-day Kidnap for Ransom workshop provides you the opportunity to deal with a Kidnap situation from start to finish. Throughout the development of a real case, participants will be guided through the anatomy of a kidnapping.


This workshop provides a test of decision-making, incident management, and communication with all stakeholders. It is supported by an experienced response consultant to deliver the best possible solution to a complicated and highly emotional crisis.

Content (partial) of our training:

  • Overview of kidnapping types, threats and trends
  • Efficient, adaptative Crisis Management organization
  • Extortion response principles<br>
  • Responding to a life-threatening kidnap incident (*)
  • Interacting with kidnappers
  • Building skills
  • Family management
  • Developing a financial strategy
  • Developing a negotiation strategy
  • Dealing with the authorities
  • ommunication and Media management
  • Dealing with other stakeholders
  • From agreement to recovery

(*) This simulation exercise that can also be delivered independently from the workshop, to test a Crisis Management Team.  Our response consultant would provide support, observations, and recommendations as he would do on a live case.

Kidnap avoidance and survival

This 0.5-day training is designed for those traveling through medium to high kidnap risk countries and is a practical and realistic preparation to reduce the risk of being abducted.


The training covers different types of kidnappings, including standard kidnap, express kidnap, tiger kidnap, and virtual kidnap. 

In the event of an abduction, this training provides the best options to survive physically and mentally to this ordeal.  


A number of recommendations contained in this training come from the analysis of numerous cases and debriefs we have carried out with former kidnap victims.

Content (partial) of our training:

  • The mechanisms of a kidnapping
  • Common structures of kidnap groups
  • Kidnap case study
  • Target selection and surveillance
  • Environment and entourage
  • The Abduction
  • Surviving as a hostage
  • Communicating with captors
  • Release and post-release
  • Specific issues

Travel and Personal Security Awareness 

This awareness training address main security issues one can face at home, in most urban areas or while on travel. It is designed to provide effective and proven skills to prevent, to avoid and to react to threatening situations.
This 1-day training can be delivered at our meeting room or in any quiet place of your choice.

Content (partial) of our training:

  • Rules of prevention
  • Personal and virtual profiles
  • Travel preparation
  • Information, arrangements, and cultural aspects
  • Data and Information protection
  • Airport arrival
  • Transportation (subway, bus, taxi, etc.)
  • Hotel security
  • Home safety
  • Office security
  • Fire safety
  • Vehicle safety and security recommendation
  • Walking 
  • Out and about, social life
  • Interpersonal skills and communication
  • Responding to hostile situations
  • Petty crime, robbery
  • Petty crime, theft
  • Sexual, racial, or religious violence
  • Hostile crowd
  • Shooting, explosions and active assailant 
  • Home invasion (home-jacking)
  • Car-jacking
  • Negotiating check points
  • Hostile security forces
  • Arrest and detention
  • Extortions (first actions)
  • Kidnap risk and mitigation

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (H.E.A.T)

This 4-days immersion course is a highly realistic preparation to travel and to work in extreme risks areas. Participants are immerged in a “foreign country” and dive into a continuous storyline filled with different scenarios, including training and simulated exercises. The course is provided in a secured environment and the training is gradual, from theory to guided exercises. The intensity levels increase each day so that participants can practice their new skills under more realistic conditions. Participants will be confronted with hostile situations, insecurity pressures and ethical dilemmas.

Safe learning:

The safety of all participants is our main concern. There are several groups of trainers and actors involved in the course and they are all directed by our core team of special advisors and supervisors to offer the best possible course to any participants. We are aware that each participant come with a different background and with different expectations as well. We would adapt parts of the program and provide personal guidance accordingly.

Content (partial) of our training:

  • Context & Risks assessment
  • Travel planning, contingencies & preparation
  • Personal safety and security awareness/mindset
  • Social networks, media preparation
  • Interpersonal skills (sources, fixers, etc. handling)
  • Land Navigation techniques (map, compass, GPS reading, etc.)
  • Reporting in hostile terrain (voice, data, signals)
  • Individual Situational Awareness & Mitigation 
  • Conflict and aggression management
  • Theft and robberies
  • Sexual, racial violence
  • Civil unrest, riots
  • Fire safety
  • Vehicle safety and security
  • Checkpoints & roadblocks
  • Active Shooting, Ambushes and Carjacking
  • Hibernation/ Relocation/ Evacuation
  • Embedding with Combatants 
  • Behaviors under fire
  • First-aid and Life-Saving Skills (trauma) in Combat zone
  • Personal Survival and emotions management
  • Arrest and detention
  • Kidnap Prevention & hostage survival

  • Weapons, ammunition, and ballistic familiarization
  • UXO and IED threats

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