Crisis Press and Social Media - Awareness

Course overview and learning outcomes

This course is designed to give delegates an understanding of how the media will operate during a crisis. It will draw on participants’ own experiences and concerns to provide practical advice and tips on how to get messages out and deal effectively with the media in a crisis. It will cover the main phases of response from the press and include tips on how to manage them. It will also cover both the dangers and opportunities that come with dealing with the media. The training is delivered by a former senior BBC journalist with more than 25 years working in the industry.

The objectives of this training course are to provide delegates with the ability to:

  • Understand how the Press will operate during a Crisis 
  • Know how to deal with journalists more effectively
  • Learn about the main platforms that journalists will use including social media, radio and television
  • Learn how to write holding and press statements
  • Deliver a holding statement to camera
  • Produce an action plan for managing the Press during a Crisis

Who should attend and key benefits

This course is aimed at Senior Managers or those responsible within a business for dealing with the Press. This could be either as a specific role in a response or as a spokesperson for the organisation.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

This training course is delivered as a one-day course, classroom based, by Horizonscan who are specialists in Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience.

All students will receive an official certificate of attendance directly from the Fire Service College and Horizonscan.

Dates and prices

For further information or to make a booking on this course please contact the Business Development Team on 01608 812984 or email [email protected]

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