Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places (FCHP) - Canada

The Fieldwork in Complex and Hostile Places is a five day intensive training course that prepares you intellectually, emotionally and psychologically for 'working in the field'.

The training course covers a wide variety of topics including but not limited to:

  1. Personal Security
  2. Travel Safety and Security
  3. Violent Crime and Terrorist Incidents
  4. Kidnap Avoidance and Hostage Survival
  5. Negotiation and Conflict Communications
  6. Emergency First Aid
  7. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault
  8. Digital Security and Information Data Management
  9. Tracking and Communications
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Attending this course is a unique opportunity to experience high quality reality based training prepared and delivered by training staff with extensive experience of work and travel in complex and hostile environments.

You will learn practical field security and safety skills and upon completion of the course you will come away feeling confident, informed and better equipped to deal with ethically challenging and potentially dangerous situations.  


Details for the training course

When: Monday, October 23 to Friday, October 27, 2017

Note: As the course starts early on October 23, participants may need to travel to Picton the night before to ensure timely arrival.

Where: Picton, Ontario

Cost: CDN $2500 + HST. Includes meals and accommodation for the 5 days and 5 nights (includes the Sunday night). Cost does NOT include travel to and from Picton.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Registration details

To register, please download the Registration form here:

FCHP Participant Self-Assessment Form 2017 - V1.1

Please email the completed form to: operations@gcore.com

For further information regarding this training course, please contact operations@gcore.com.


About our team in Canada

Bruno Coallier has more than 20 years of experience in security management, including over a decade with international NGOs deploying staff to complex, hostile and high risk environments. Beginning in 2003 with the Afghanistan NGO Security Office (ANSO) in Jalalabad and Kandahar, Afghanistan, Bruno entered the aid sector to provide security support, advice and training to NGOs operating in these regions. This role led to various security advisory, training and management roles with NGOs and the private sector in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Primary areas of responsibility in these roles have included: risk assessment and mitigation, training, security advice, strategy and planning, as well as general security management including provision of briefings to senior management, overseeing evacuations, and monitoring emerging trends that could pose risk to operations, staff, beneficiaries and assets.

Over the past six years, Bruno has provided a combination of advisory, management and training services to international NGOs in conflict-affected or fragile states, including Ivory Coast for Save the Children, Somalia for Mine Advisory Group, Kenya for Oxfam, Ethiopia and Lebanon for Save the Children, and most recently, in Togo and the Central African Republic for Plan International, and in Liberia and Sierra Leone for the Blair Africa Governance Initiative.



Kristine St-Pierre is an international consultant with experience in research, analysis and training in the field of gender equality, women, peace and security, peacekeeping and security sector reform. 

Kristine brings extensive experience in terms of integrating gender as part of police reform and peacekeeping, having developed and facilitated close to three dozen workshops and trainings for police and military organisations across Africa, Latin America and North America on the subject. Her particular interests lie in the practical implementation of UN resolution 1325, gender analysis and mainstreaming and gender-sensitive security sector reform. As a consultant, she has worked with international organizations, the Canadian government, academic institutions as well as Canadian and international NGOs, including the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Global Affairs Canada, the Centre for Intercultural Learning, the RCMP, Queen’s University, the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa, World Vision Canada and Agriteam Canada. 

Kristine holds a Master of Journalism degree (2014) as well as a Master of Arts from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (2006) at Carleton University. She is also a member of the steering committee of the Women, Peace and Security Network - Canada.