The National Outdoor Event Association’s (NOEA) annual convention has announced a new workshop that will focus on set piece issues management.

A live scenario will be presented, testing attendee’s abilities to think under pressure, make decisions and handle major issues in real-life situations.

The session has been created by ACT (National) Ltd, a Futures Supporter of NOEA. It will be run by Bev Osborne of Training 4 Resilience, and will be the centrepiece of the convention, whose theme this year is ‘it could never happen to me’.

Osborne commented: “When a crisis or emergency event occurs, a number of decisions will need to be made – often very quickly, without the benefit of having all of the information that you would like to know.”

The first part of the workshop will take a light-hearted look at a crisis event, and consider different options at each stage of the scenario. Having explored the importance of evaluating options and considering the consequences of decisions, the second part of the workshop will bring people together in groups to determine a range of different courses of action.

Also speaking at the convention will be Dick Tee, Enteetainment, Simon Hughes, industry consultant, and Becky Stevens, Hybred Events, all speaking about their own stories, and lending their experience to the group. The event will also see representatives from Operation Gothic and the wider police force, present to the delegation and contribute to the other sessions of the conference.

The NOEA Convention & Awards will take place in Bath, 21st November, with the day convention taking place at The Guildhall, and the evening Awards in the Pump Rooms. Tickets to the event are still available from