What Students Say

  • “I am a very hands-on guy and I love how you guys break down the training into very usable and understandable segments followed by putting all the pieces together and having us practice it.” - Global Servant working in Central Asia
  • “I was tremendously challenged to re-evaluate my risk management and mitigation plan in light of the Word.” - Latin American Pastor serving in Eurasia
  • "This is the first training like this I've taken that took a holistic view and was manageable to actually accomplish. I've actually enjoyed getting to work with my husband on our plans since the training" Global Servant working in North Africa

RAM risk assessment and management

This course will be hosted by Andy and Emma Dipper of All Nations and facilitated by RAM specialists, Anna and Neal Hampton, who have nearly 25 years’ mission experience working full-time in war-torn countries and providing training in Risk Assessment and Management (RAM).

Facing Danger

RAM and/or Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) training: Dates for 2020 to be confirmed
'Be equipped to live through it, lead in it and debrief after it.'


What is the programme?

The ‘Facing Danger’ course is for people who are planning to go or are serving in high-risk environments; people leading a team who might face danger or unrest; and people sending out individuals/teams into potentially challenging settings. Develop your skills in Risk Assessment and Management based on a theology of risk and CISD.

The 'Facing Danger' course consists of two days of RAM training and two days of CISD. We recommend you come to both parts, though we offer the option of doing one part only.



RAM addresses the challenges of the emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual preparation that all staff need. This is the sort of training that could save lives, and will certainly build resilience. 

How is RAM different from other training?

RAM addresses the challenges of the emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual preparation that all staff need. In fact, RAM is designed for field staff, not just specialised security personnel. This training addresses the critical skill of decision making in or during risk.

You will learn how to analyse risk in uncertainty, and how to address increasing anxiety and understand your predictable responses in risk.
Unlike industry-standard training, this training will equip you to respond holistically to risk for yourself, your family and people 'back home’.

We recommend that you read ‘Facing Danger’ by Anna Hampton. Books will be on sale at lower cost during the Facing Danger course.

What will RAM training teach me?

During the training you will learn:

  • Six ways of discovering God's voice in crisis
  • Two easy tools to determine which risks need more forethought and which to let go of
  • Four general ways to choose from when managing risk
  • Knowledge about the difference between a theology of risk and a theology of suffering
  • Awareness of the 14 myths in risk, and Biblical truths to counter those myths
  • An understanding of six dangerous attitudes in risk

What skills will I acquire from RAM?

You will acquire a range of skills:

  • Three scalable tools to make risk assessment more manageable and effective
  • 14 myths which may be negatively impacting your processing of risk
  • A Bible-based perspective on risk to help you when hearing God's voice for your direction in risk events
  • Four ways to mitigate the effects of risk
  • Five essential leadership skills during risk

What is Critical Incident Stress Debriefing?

CISD training enables you to debrief people who have experienced traumatic, stressful or significant experiences, especially experiences involving violence or the threat of violence, significant change or loss, serious medical situations, intense emotions, re-entry, or unusual or shocking experiences. A CISD is an intentional, scheduled and structured time with a caring, trained friend with whom we can ‘tell our story’ after a traumatic, stressful or significant incident. 

What does CISD training involve?

The CISD training requires a lot of participation, and by the end each person will: have seen a full debriefing; practise each step once; and provide a full debriefing to a partner, receiving feedback by the end of the second day. Participants will leave with confidence that they can provide CISD. Because each session of the training builds on the previous one, it is IMPORTANT that you attend for the entire time. If you are unable to come for all of both days, please wait for a future opportunity.

What skills will I acquire from CISD training?

You will be equipped to peer-debrief others who have gone through crisis. You must agree to oversight by one of the three clinical counsellors who have agreed to provide assistance to people we have trained. Oversight includes communicating when you are giving a debriefing, so that they can provide follow-up, and they have agreed to be available to assist in assessment and referrals, and also to be available to you for second-hand trauma issues.

NB. CISD training can provoke underlying issues for the debriefed such as trauma or unresolved loss and it is important we ensure you are ready to take such training. If you wish to attend the CISD you will need to complete a self-evaluation and we request evaluations from a peer and a leader/pastor. It is our duty of care to request this process of evaluation. Our Administrator will contact you after registration to send you the relevant forms. 

Key Information

  • Cost
  • How to Apply
  • The cost of this course in 2019 was: £200 per participant for 2 days (+ £150 if staying for both courses).*

    *The cost includes fee, board and lodging. Your £50 non-returnable deposit (payable on application) will be deducted from this amount.

  • The application closing date is: 2020 dates to be confirmed

    A non-refundable £50 deposit must be paid on submission of the online application, which will be deducted from your total course fee.


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