SECURITY TRAINING COURSES (STC)

The Security Training Course (STC) offers a wide-ranging training service.

Using expertise built over many years and supported by the most up-to-date intelligence, it can be delivered anywhere in the world.

Our training is designed to meet the client’s specific needs  from crisis workshops to hostile environment training.

You will find on this page some of our STC.

Situational Awareness

Being aware of your surroundings and identifying potential threats and dangerous situations.

  • Mind-set
  • Situational awareness levels
  • Understanding your environment

Travelling

For leaders who have to travel to meet with clients, to conduct inspections, or to attend meetings and conferences.

  • Preparing your travel
  • Security at the airport and in the air
  • Public transport precautions

Security in meetings

Training attendees for business meetings, political or academic to understand the risks they may face during this kind of event.

  • Protective intelligence assessment
  • threat assessment
  • Health risk
  • Natural disaster

Residential & Hotel Security

Courses for leaders who have to stay in international hotels for professional reasons.

  • Terrorist threat
  • Criminal threat
  • Other threats and concerns

Security does not consist in simply locking the front door at night and turning on the porch light. In many places, residential security can be much more complicated.

In all cases, having a plan for residential security is of key importance.

  • General assessment
  • The Five-rings of protection

Full-time mission abroad

  • Expatriate vulnerability
  • Country study
  • Evacuation plan

 

8 key factors for successful expatriation in Africa

When Africa hits the headlines, like currently the Democratic Republic of Congo it is often to address of political instability, conflicts, starvation or outbreak, natural disaster or economic and social problems.

However, the continent has more to give to candidates who choose to continue their professional career. For instance, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin or Togo can be a pleasant place for a professional expatriation. 

But moving to Africa, it is no discussion to gamble for achieving a safe and pleasant stay. Especially if you plan to move with your partner and children. 

Relocation service = security

It is always better to rely on a Relocation Service society specialised in the country of your destination. Lyon Risk Management – Relocation Service provides a full set for your installation including a full security briefing on your destination as well as an evacuation plan.

If required, we can monitor the security & political situation for you. In such a case, you will receive a comprehensive delivery of content from the previous month featuring insights and guidance for the month ahead.

Furthermore, if you feel the need for Personal Security Training, Lyon Risk Management, through its Security Training Course (STC), offers a wide-ranging training service.

For those planning their future life, Lyon Risk Management advises them on a selection of eight key factors that will help you to make your expatriation a success and this new professional and personal challenge a total success.

Openness and Curiosity 

Some qualities will obviously be recommended and among others, tolerance, understanding and attraction for the local culture will be paramount for a successful expatriation. Africa is a heterogeneous continent with varied cultures, sometimes within the same country. Bear interest in this and those around you and especially keep an open mind.

Adaptability

Adaptation is crucial for an expatriation, in Africa as elsewhere, because it will affect the success of the expatriation, both professionally and personally. French and English remain official languages in the majority of African countries, which facilitates the adaptation of many expatriates.

Expatriation is a great opportunity to create a new professional circle and new friends, so go towards the others, take a look at the local activities and customs, discover the eating habits.

Patience and resilience 

These skills will also be valuable assets on the African continent. Indeed, water, electricity and transport infrastructure, if they continue to improve, sometimes remain uneven across the continent. Because yes, expatriation means disorientation, change of environment and change of habits. But after all, isn’t one of the reasons why we decide to leave?

Motivations

Before accepting an expatriation, it is important to question the true finalities and interest for professional questions, the country, the company, the daily environment.

Be sure of why you are leaving: is this to boost your career? To gain skills and responsibilities? To increase your salary? Or just to change the air? Even if it seems obvious, do not leave without being motivated and interested!

It is your choice

Make the choice, not suffer it. More generally, expatriation must be an opportunity and not a constraint on the part of your employer or your life partner.

If you are the one triggering the departure, do not forget to validate all the working conditions (salary, package …). If on the contrary you are led to follow your partner, it is important to be able to develop personally, through a professional activity or not.

Project planning

Although it may seem obvious, many people view Africa as one country. This continent is rich in more than fifty countries, all equally different from each other. It is therefore essential to prepare the project and to learn about it.

On living and working conditions, climate, social life, insurance, vaccinations, visa, budget, children’s education etc. For that, do not hesitate to turn to your future colleagues and / or your recruiter. But more important to a professional. Nevertheless, all these criteria must above all be evaluated in relation to YOUR expectations.

Anticipate the return

In the same way, the end of an expatriation must be well prepared, because professional and social reintegration are also required. Reluctant expatriates to leave are also often to return. Do not let return spoil your expatriation.

Last but not least 

Enjoy! 

Expatriation remains a great chance and an opportunity (professional, cultural and personal), do not forget it.