The course sessions, instructors, and simulations were informative, practical, and gave me a much greater sense of confidence in my travels. The GJS team has an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge; the instructors’ anecdotes made each session impactful and memorable, and the actors made the simulations feel realistic. This was an outstanding course and I would highly recommend the GJS HEFAT training to anyone traveling to high-risk environments.
I learned a lot and ultimately feel very empowered to take another look at my personal safety as well as assist others. The trainers were wonderful – encouraging and supportive. The mix of theory and VERY practical scenarios was effective.
We lost three of our colleagues to suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan on April 30, 2018. These days, a press badge doesn’t keep any of us safe. The only way to react is to prepare with prevention and avoidance techniques. This is the journalism training that GJS offers — from classroom to real life, practical scenarios. Thank you GJS for teaching me situational awareness and skills that will remain with me throughout my career and in everyday life.
Thank you for creating a world-class training experience. At the outset, I didn’t know what to expect. Five days later, I am not only impressed with the quality of the instruction, the generosity of the instructors, the incredible attention to detail, but also with the overall design of the program. This training is truly invaluable and is something I would highly recommend to anyone.
Thank you again for everything! I loved the class; and I feel really lucky to have attended.
I wanted to sincerely thank you for the training experience, and my appreciation of your expertise, professionalism, and kindness throughout the training. I learned a lot, and I have already joined the alumni portal in order to stay up to date.
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your high-intensity, high-energy, real-world training course. I’ve been deployed to dozens of conflict zones, and, from my personal experience, I can say that your course is not only practical but effective. Our training team – Frank, Paul, and Briana – were pros. It takes an advanced level of expertise to explain field survival tactics to civilians, and your staff did not disappoint. I’ve witnessed other training simulations that cover more broadly civilians traveling to hostile environments, but this course stands out, and as such, the two days we spent at your cleverly outfitted warehouse tested the information your team packed into our classroom sessions under fire and under constant stress…Just like in the real world.”
Thank you again for an incredibly worthwhile & engaging week. All of the instructors, actors, team were really wonderful, supportive and professional. I always felt comfortable and that I was receiving thoughtful and highly, experientially informed information. Shane and Paul are gems!
We both thank you for the course. It’s extremely well thought through and effective in giving anyone who takes it a lot of different skills. We certainly got a lot our of it and have recommended it to our colleagues at PBS FRONTLINE. We have also recommended it to ourselves as we will need to refresh our memories.