Short-term mission trips can be tremendous ministry experiences for both the participants and recipients/hosts. Although there are risks and hazards associated with all missions trips, these risks and hazards can be substantially mitigated with proper planning and preparation. This seminar will cover key risk mitigation actions in these major areas: risk assessment, legal precautions, and contingency/action plans.
Robert Klamser is the co-founder and executive director of Crisis Consulting International, a non-profit organization that provides security and crisis management services to the missionary, humanitarian and NGO communities. He retired from a 23 year law enforcement career in 1994. During that career he held a wide range of responsibilities, including command of a criminal investigation unit, command of a hostage negotiation team and command of the operations section of a municipal government’s emergency operations center. In addition to his responsibilities with Crisis Consulting International, he has served as the missions pastor and administrator of a large southern California church. Robert also serves on the Professional Services Network of the Evangelical Fellowship of Mission Agencies. He is a frequent conference and workshop speaker and has appeared as an expert commentator and as a technical consultant on several major television networks. He and his wife, a retired police officer, reside in southern California.