After Action Reports
Continuous Improvement Planning
How we can help:
The benefit to partnering with us for your after-action reporting and continuous improvement planning is two fold:
1. We offer an objective, unbiased, third-party perspective to facilitate a series of workshops and sessions to tease out detailed facts and feelings from your team and stakeholders.
2. Our team of emergency management professionals has expertise in the industry that will help craft a task-based responsibility matrix to ensure that the lessons learned are capitalized on.
Reach out to us to discuss how we can help you build a more resilient organization. The call is free and even if you decide not to move forward, you're likely to still leave with some free advice.
"What do we do now?"
Your organization has endured an emergency or crisis event. Now what? Most organizations breathe a sigh of relief and simply move on. While taking a moment to recuperate is worthwhile, it's a missed opportunity to avoid a quality debrief.
An After-Action Report is an opportunity to analyze the actions taken (or not taken) during a crisis response. Did your staff follow your emergency plans? Did your equipment function as designed? How was communication top-down, bottom-up, and across the organization? These are important questions to ask and their answers can help you build a more resilient organization and inform your continuous improvement planning.
An Improvement Plan takes the information from the After-Action Reporting process and creates a responsibility matrix for follow-up tasks. We see a lot of organizations that skip this critical step. Even though they held a great debriefing session, nothing came out of it! Ensure your team follows through on the lessons learned from the emergency you endured and foster a better state of preparedness.
"Never waste an emergency."