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Providing Risk Management and Resiliency Services
to nonprofits in today's V.U.C.A. world

The context

The reality of today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world affects businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations alike. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) face a double challenge as they operate in a shrinking space for civil society. NGOs often represent minority and controversial interests, vulnerable groups and principles such as human rights, resulting in adversarial relationships with majority groups, businesses, governments and state institutions, political formations, and other NGOs. While this type of  issue definition and representation is an essential aspect of civil society's role in a healthy democracy, it also poses security risks and challenges.

The problem

There is a pont when a hostile environment diminishes civil society activists’ mission implementation ability. Operationally it means threats of or actual violence against property and staff/affiliates, loss or theft of sensitive data, reputation attacks, legal harassment – to name just a few sources of risks. These threats induce stress in staff, make it difficult to engage volunteers, retain/hire personnel, complicate fundraising efforts, and disturb logistical operations.

Nonprofits are vulnerable to a variety of threats as transparent organizations, with information on addresses, members, programs, events, finances, supporters, in the public realm. Additionally, those working in the NGO sector are typically strong on civic courage and social risk-taking, but often lack sensitivity towards systemic security awareness and risk management. Moreover, diverting resources from mission implementation to risk management may be perceived as self-serving and against the moral principle of serving others with all that we have.

The solution

At Pivot Brigade, we offer professional approaches to understanding and managing risk that provide exponential returns on investment in terms of organizational and personal safety, resiliency, and effectiveness. We change mindsets, institute purposeful information gathering and management practices, build specific communication skills, and prepare individuals to operate under stress. Our sevices dramatically improve organizational security posture in a cost-effective way. They are: Control Training, Reflective-directive communication, Women's safety training, Anti-social engineering training, Hostile Environment Awareness training with an optional communication module, and Risk assessment and mitigation programs. We combine practical wisdom from military and law enforcement special forces and reconnaissance units with the latest insights from organizational development, psychology, communication, sociology and our decades of experience working in the nonprofit sector on four continents, on both the donor and grantee side.

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Pivot Brigade is a boutique training company.  What we mean by that is that we don’t have “off the shelf” programs that we execute the same way for every customer and situation. If you want something different than offered here or if you are simply curious and have some questions don't hesitate to write or call us. 

+36 30 961 5562

RISK ASSESSMENT AND
MANAGEMENT

DE-ESCALATORY COMMUNICATION

EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING UNDER STRESS

DATA AND INFORMATION
PROTECTION

OPERATING IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS

 TRAINING AND ADVISORY SERVICES

NEGOTIATION TACTICS: REFLECTIVE-DIRECTIVE COMMUNICATION TRAINING

Empathy does not mean agreement. But the key to persuasion is listening to and understanding the the other party.

Resolve tense, risky, adversarial interpersonal situations using the reflective-directive method developed from hostage negotiators tactics, tools, and strategy.

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CONTROL TRAINING FOR DECISION MAKERS

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

Nelson Mandela

Improve your decision-making skills, learn how to work effectively in teams, and cultivate innovation under pressure. Develop a personalized stress management regime to enhance your personal coping skills and well-being.

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ANTI - SOCIAL ENGINEERING TRAINING FOR USERS

"Hackers don't break in,

they enter."

Microsoft Report: Cyber Security Trends in Central and Eastern Europe 2020

Learn to detect and prevent social engineering attacks. Develop both online and offline situational awareness along with a security mindset that protect you in the long run.

WOMEN'S SAFETY TRAINING

Learn risk analysis, situational awareness, crisis communication, personal safety meassures from experts and feel safe on the street, at work, or traveling.

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HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT AVARENESS TRAINING
WITH OPTIONAL COMMUNICATION MODULE

Hostile environment awareness training equips your staff and volunteers with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, avoid, and respond to potential dangers while carrying out their work in complex, risky environments.

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SECURITY AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT

We lead you through the process of Identifying risks your organization is facing and assessing their potential consequences.  We develop a risk mitigation action plan, for you. All this in done interactively, involving staff who are at risk and whose cooperation is essential for the true implementation of the action plan.

CONTACT US

Pivot Brigade is a "butique" training company. What we mean by this is that we do not offer "off the shelf" programs that are executed in the same manner for every client and situation. If your specific requirements demand something different from the programs provided on our website, or if you simply have some questions and want to learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to respond. 

+36 30 961 5562

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