Patrick LAGADEC has played a vital role in many
different countries, including Canada (seminar for junior ministers
in Quebec, interventions following the collapse of the electrical
grid in 1998, lecture on civil protection in Quebec, lectures in
Ontario); The United Kingdom (Home Office, chemical industry); Belgium
(Brussels); Switzerland (Federal Chancellery); Argentina (Presidency
of the Republic, vital networks - with the cooperation of Laura
Bertone, Evolucion); The United Arab Emirates (security); Ivory
Coast (Presidency of the Republic - training of 400 managers in
the country); Mexico (Presidency of the Republic); Venezuela (oil
and major risks); Latin America (Y2K changeover, with the cooperation
of Laura Bertone); Russia (work in the post-Chernobyl era).
He has designed and led at least a hundred seminars for executive
committees, administration managements, prefectures and defence
zones. Of particular note: some ten seminars on the prevention and
management of crises for Prefects (1990; 1994-2000), and for magistrates
He has carried out some twenty debriefings within major companies.
He has designed and participated in some thirty crisis simulations
at central management level or on the ground.
In particular, he has been in charge of missions such as the following:
* Design and operation of a feedback exercise with postal operatives
throughout continental Europe in the wake of the anthrax crisis
(a "first" in Europe), La Poste-Posteurop, Paris, 27-28
* Design and management of a public feed-back exercise (a "first"
in France) following the blockage of the Aix-en-Provence to Nice
motorway in February 2001; the same exercise was carried out at
the request of the general director in charge of clientele at the
SNCF, following a major network problem in March 2002.
* Feedback exercise on the destruction of Quebec's electrical grid
in January 1998.
* "Strategic observation" alongside directors of the
space programme, at Kourou, in the course of the second and third
Ariane 5 launches.
* Feedback exercise on the response of a key actor in the hijack
of an Air France Airbus in 1994.