All delegates are required to successfully complete the the IMPACT training courses preferable before deployment but not later then six months after deployment (depending on training courses conducted by German Red Cross or other National Societies).
International Mobilization and Preparation for ACTion (IMPACT) is a seven day training course facilitated by experienced trainers from the ICRC, Federation, and German Red Cross. The course is designed to provide additional training to participants and will prepare future Red Cross delegates for a mission with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement by taking an in-depth look at the roles of the ICRC, the Federation, and National Societies in times of disaster and conflict. The course also covers practical subjects such as dealing with stress, security, and cross cultural awareness. Participation in IMPACT is by invitation only.