Designed and developed by leading faculty and experts from government, research, and industry, the seminars will provide you with the research, analytic and methodological skills you need to avoid surprise, foresee crises and thus manage risks.

Jointly organized in Brussels by Vesalius College, the Institute for European Studies (IES) and the Global Governance Institute (GGI), with the participation of The Red (Team) Analysis Society for curriculum design and training of the first part “Risk Analysis and Early Warning”,  modules can be taken individually or as a whole, then leading to the award of an Advanced Certificate in Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management (10 modules).

The course has been taking place since 2013.

Check out here for the ongoing as well as coming sessions.

As far as the Red (Team) Analysis Society is concerned, the trainer is Dr Helene Lavoix. She will show you how to:

  • Find your way in the maze of anticipatory methodologies;
  • Select and use best processes, methodologies and practice in risk management and strategic foresight and warning;
  • Be summarily presented with the main challenges to anticipation;
  • Improve critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • Gain knowledge for identifying and analyzing national, international and global security risks that matter to you and your organization;
  • Initiation to practical IT tools;
  • Identify crucial indicators to monitor risk and for warning;
  • Develop scenarios for strategic decision-making with likelihood and sets of indicators.

The complete list of modules can be consulted on the Vesalius College website. Note that the online version offered since the 2016-2017 session consists in a recording of the real life sessions and is not the same as the online course we offer here (notably there are no specifically designed exercises for the online course, while the curriculum is specific to Vesalius. RTAS online course was also designed as a further deep-dive into the practice of anticipation) .

Weekend modules start Fridays between 17.30 – 18.30 with a Welcome Aperitif, followed by the senior policy-maker roundtable and discussion from 18.30 – 20.00.

The Saturday Training Sessions run from 10.00 until 19.00.

Featured image: Dr Strangelove, the War Room, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Published by Dr Helene Lavoix (MSc PhD Lond)

Dr Helene Lavoix, PhD Lond (International Relations), is the President/CEO of The Red Team Analysis Society. She is specialised in strategic foresight and warning for national and international security issues. Her current focus is on the rise of China, the COVID-19 Pandemic, the methodology of SF&W, radicalisation as well as new tech and security.

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