Travel Risk Management Training for the Administrator: Maximizing Program Effectiveness

Author: Jacob Newton In the first segment of our two-part Travel Risk Management (TRM) training series, we discussed techniques for organizations looking to establish a training program for their individual travelers, and why it’s so important.  Similarly, those overseeing travel risk management and duty of care initiatives for their organizations also have a responsibility to…

Travel Risk Management Training for the Traveler: Maximizing Program Effectiveness

Author: Jacob Newton An effective strategy for maximizing the effectiveness of an organization’s Travel Risk Management (TRM) program is by incorporating a quality training regimen for the individual traveler.  Training the traveler tends to be overlooked; however, it’s the individual traveler that can have the largest impact on mitigating the impact of incidents when they…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Indonesia: Student Protests Raise Concerns Over the Erosion of Civil Rights and Democratic Accountability In September 2019, the largest student demonstrations in the last two decades in Indonesia exposed social and political fault lines…

Securing Leadership Commitment for Your Organization’s Travel Risk Management Programs

Author: Jacob Newton Securing active leadership support for your organization’s Travel Risk Management (TRM) initiatives is critical. Organizations invest numerous resources into travel annually, and the potential impact of emergencies can be catastrophic. Furthermore, engagement by the individual traveler in the TRM program can be the most difficult to accomplish, but is pivotal because they are…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: October

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  Indonesia Grapples With the Economic and Health-related Fall-outs of Massive Forest Fires Toxic smog resulting from forest fires on a greater than usual scale engulfed the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore…

The 5 Personnel Recovery Tasks: What They Are and Why They’re Crucial for Travel Risk Management Programs

Author: Jacob Newton Indicated in the graphic, the five PR tasks are embedded into the Execution phase of the spectrum.  All preparation, planning and adaptation of a TRM program must focus on better performing these 5 execution tasks because this is when lives are at risk. For the U.S. Military, “the sum of military, diplomatic,…

Integrating Behavioral Health Support Into Your Organization’s Travel Risk Management Strategy

When traveling abroad or living in a foreign country, people can be exposed to a variety of unexpected and sometimes serious situations. Personal issues from culture shock to sexual assault to large-scale incidents like a terrorist attack or natural disaster can all have a significant impact on one’s emotional well-being. Providing travelers with access to…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: September

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Hong Kong: Protests in Hong Kong Show No Sign of Abating: Will China Intervene? The twelve weeks of protests in Hong Kong are starting to have a significant impact on both business and travel…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: August

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  China’s Oppressive “Surveillance State” in Xinjiang Province At the session of the UN Human Rights Council in July 2019, ambassadors of 22 countries joined in drafting a letter to express concern about China’s human…

High-Risk Environments: How to Make Difficult Decisions about Travel

High-risk areas can provide distinctive work, study abroad, and mission-driven opportunities—but they also challenge organizations and their travelers to balance these opportunities with reasonable caution. Recognizing this complex challenge, On Call International teamed up with Humentum and the KORE Foundation to engage in a discussion about how to best support and encourage travelers while meeting…