Our products, books, and training courses are aimed at both the new professional looking to build up basic skills in our practice areas and the established leader that is looking to “level up” their skillset in order to continue to advance in their career.
We’ve created a number of free and premium products, books, and training courses that have helped thousands improve their skills, build more resilient organizations, and lead through difficult critical moments.
Free Training Courses
Is your company prepared for an unthinkable event? Are you prepared to lead your team through such a situation? Our Active Shooter 101 course is intended to help leaders, planners, and managers understand how to best prepare your organization for an active shooter event. This course contains twelve lessons, delivered one each day via e-mail, that cover topics including why active shooter plans are important, how to manage threats and disruptive workplace violence behaviors, developing an active shooter plan, training your team to your new plan, and how to exercise and evaluate your plan.
In today’s uncertain world, many organizations face significant challenges with having a strong business continuity program in place. Our Business Continuity 101 course is intended to help leaders and those new to business continuity understand some key strategies to help build a resilient organization. This course contains seven comprehensive lessons, delivered one each day via e-mail, that cover topics such as the business case to invest in business continuity, examples of when continuity plans mattered, how to use ISO 22301 to evaluate your program, and how to sell your business continuity program upwards to your senior executives.
Is your company ready for its next reputational crisis? Are you ready to stand in front of the press and put your best put forward as your company manages a PR crisis? This course is intended for the communications, public relations (PR), executive, or manager who wants to ensure they are prepared for their next critical moment. This course contains five lessons, delivered one each day via e-mail, that cover a number of current crisis communications topics.
Why is it important to have a crisis plan in place for your organization? Do you have crisis communications messaging in place for your next crisis situation – integrated directly into your crisis operations plan? This course contains five lessons, delivered one each day via e-mail, that will get you up to speed on the latest thinking in crisis planning. This mini-course is offered through our joint venture Crisis Playbook.
Is your organization prepared to lead through its next critical moment? Are you prepared as a leader to take on the challenges of being a crisis manager at your company? This course contains ten comprehensive lessons that help participants understand the basics of implementing and leading a crisis management program. It includes practical examples and lessons learned from previous crisis situations.
Our Active Shooter 101 eBook is based on our highly popular mini-course of the same name. It contains twelve comprehensive lessons that help you and your organization prepare for an unthinkable situation: an active shooter in your place of business. 50+ pages / 12 lessons
Our Business Continuity 101 eBook is based on our popular mini-course of the same name. It has just under 40 pages of content covering seven comprehensive lessons focused on the business continuity challenges that organizations face in today’s uncertain world.
Our Crisis Communications 101 eBook is based on our highly popular mini-course of the same name. While our mini-course only contains five lessons – our eBook contains eighteen individual lessons that help you and your organization establish or enhance your crisis communications capability before the unthinkable situation hits your team. 60+ pages / 18 lessons
We’ve partnered with our subsidiary Crisis Playbook to offer ready-made crisis management plans with support from experienced crisis management and communications experts, for any critical moment, such as a natural disaster, violent attack, or a reputational campaign.
Our Crisis Management 101 eBook is based on our highly popular mini-course of the same name. It contains over forty pages of content, including ten comprehensive lessons that help readers understand the basics of implementing and leading a crisis management program. It includes practical examples and lessons learned from previous crisis situations.
Protests. Terrorism threats. Road construction. Riots. Cyber threats. Super Bowl 52. New legislation. Crime in your neighborhood. An ever-uncertain environment surrounds your business. As a leader in your organization, or as a small business owner, you’re constantly confronted with challenges from many different directions. Our weekly briefing provides actionable information focused on the 7-county metropolitan Twin Cities area every Monday morning by 10:00am.