About
Us

Built on thirty years experience of its CEO, Deltar Training works with clients to understand the complex nature of the world that they are operating in, to develop effective corporate strategies to mitigate and manage those risks and to develop risk management capabilities across the organisation. Deltar

Training can help you enhance your sensitivity to potential threats, can increase your rapidity in recognising and engaging with those threats before they can escalate into actual impact, and can ensure that every aspect of your organisation understands their role, both individually and collectively, in the event that an incident or crisis management response is required.

Our work is founded on cutting edge-academic research, global best practices, case studies and real-world experience in developing and managing risk and resilience in some of the world’s major corporations and NGO’s, as well as global sporting and other events.

In the modern world, security and risk managers can no longer claim that they are in control of factors such as terrorism, climate change, social and political instability, natural disasters, technological breakdown, supply chain failures or any of the other myriad threats could cause disruption, and potentially catastrophic destruction, to their operations. Deltar can be your guide in the world of seemingly formless chaos associated with modern crises and disaster events, and can help you plan and prepare for any eventuality.

Dr David Rubens D.SyRM, CSyP, F.ISRM

Deltar Training CEO Dr David Rubens is widely recognised as a leading global expert in all aspects of training and education within the security risk and crisis management sectors.

He was one of the original trainers for the first Door Supervisor licensing programmes in the UK in 1991, and since then has personally taught over 12,000 students in all aspects of security, corporate risk management and academic programmes, including in seventeen countries since 2016 across Europe, Middle East, SE Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australia.

The webinar series that he developed in response to the global Covid-19 lockdown has seen over 9,000 people register on a range of Level 4 and Level 5 training programmes.

David completed his Doctorate in Security and Risk Management (DSyRM) at University of Portsmouth (2015), writing his thesis on alternative multi-agency command and control frameworks for hyper-complex crisis events.

He has been a Visiting Lecturer and Dissertation Supervisor on the University of Leicester ‘Terrorism, Security & Policing’ MSc programme, was a Visiting Lecturer on the Strategic Leadership Programme at Security & Resilience Department, Cranfield University, UK Defence Academy (2009-’10), and is currently a Visiting Lecturer on the International Masters programme in Security & Risk Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law.

He was a founder member of the London Resilience Crisis Management Academic Advisory Group, and is currently a member of the UK National Preparedness Commission.

Dr Rubens founded the Institute of Strategic Risk Management in 2018, which now has 16 International Chapters and is widely recognised as one of the leading institutions in the sector.

Welcome message
from Dr David Rubens

‘For modern security managers, the world is very different from that we were used to ten or twenty years ago. One of the most fundamental differences is the complexity of the risk environment that we are operating in, and it is that complexity that leads to the crisis scenarios that we are faced with today. For the modern corporation, every aspect of their operation is based on a highly-interconnected network of sub-operations, the failure of any one of which could be the trigger for a major, and potentially catastrophic, corporate failure.

The nature of outside events – natural disasters, climactic changes, terrorism, political instability or supply chain collapse to name but a few, pose challenges that few security managers have actually been prepared for. 

Whilst each crisis is unique in itself, the challenges they create are highly predictable, and it is the development of an effective crisis management capability based on effective planning and management that differentiates those organisations that have an inbuilt resilience that will allow them to face those challenges as robustly as possible, and those organisations that are actually inherently unprepared, and are likely to fail at the earliest stage of any crisis situation.

These courses, which have been run for major international organisations, corporations, government ministries and security agencies across the world, are designed to give participants a fully structured foundation in the fundamental principles of security and risk management, whichever level they are operating at, as well as allowing them to explore ways in which those principles can be incorporated into their own working environment. As well as giving the individual participants the necessary skills to prepare for and engage with the widest possible range of risks and threats, incidents and crises, these programmes will also enable the organisation to create a cohesive and fully integrated risk management culture that can be embedded into every department and at every level of activity.

In the risk environment of the current times, that is a powerful outcome that will have impacts and benefits in every aspect of the organisation’s operations.

I hope that we will see you on the courses, and look forward to sharing much more information with you then.’