Strategic Commander Training - MASIM (Multi Agency Strategic Incident Management)

MASIM curriculum and key information


A three day course to prepare delegates to carry out a strategic command, control and coordination role during a multi-agency incident response and to prepare delegates to work in a Strategic Coordination Group.

Three day course with lectures, workshops and table top exercises.

Day One

  • Incidents in context
  • Legislation and standards
  • Command, control and coordination at Tactical and Strategic levels
  • Leadership behaviours and competencies 
  • Setting strategy
  • Initial commanding micro-exercise
  • Reflection

Day Two

  • Guest speaker
  • Challenges
  • Interoperability 
  • Strategic Coordination Group
  • Logging
  • Accountability
  • Group SCG and setting strategy micro-exercise
  • Reflection

Day Three

  • Case study incident reviews
  • Business as usual
  • Recovery
  • Media
  • Reputation
  • Reputation reflected case study
  • Debriefing
  • Management of information
  • Full exercise consolidation

Assessment and certification

Assessment takes place throughout the course with group and individual assessments on day three.


Course can be run at your site with a minimum of 12 delegates. Please complete an information request form for further information. 

Our Multi Agency Strategic Incident Management course is the leading course for strategic commanders, managers and aspiring managers responsible for strategic management of their organisation during a major incident response, with course objectives including: 

  • Recognise the importance of declaring a major incident
  • Explain your role and responsibilities
  • Recognise the role of partner agencies
  • Demonstrate the effective use of joint working
  • Summarise the responsibilities of a strategic commander
  • Demonstrate the ability of setting a working strategy and strategic objectives
  • Demonstrate your understanding of strategy through a practical exercise
  • Demonstrate the strategic options available to you 

Information for candidates

This MASIM education programme is available for anyone managing aspects of a major incident from a strategic perspective.

Occupational Standards

This course has been aligned with the UK National Occupational Standards.