DATES: March 2022 – If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: $550/Member, $575 Non-Member
Email email@example.com if there is interest
This course is designed to enhance the skills of newly trained and seasoned negotiators. An interactive and scenario based training will look at reviewing key elements and skills of the negotiator and the negotiating team. At the same time, advance techniques will be taught with a focus on integration of current practices. This course is designed to provide students with individual feedback that can enhance performance.
Since advance training is all customized, please contact instructor, Jonathan Bundt, 952-922-0422, and let him know of any specific topic you would like to see covered over the three days.
Course Prerequisite – Basic course in crisis and hostage negotiations is required.
Training Objectives (All training objectives are subject to change.)
Review of active listening skills and practice
Advance communication skills
Leading issues in today’s crisis negotiations
Personality types and motivation of a suspect
Advance negotiation team dynamics
Enhance information flow
Advance bargaining models
Overview of the Tactical Operations and integration
Cultural considerations during hostage negotiations
What happens when you need to break the rules?
Role-playing specific to above objectives
Training will use lecture, discussion, videos tapes, incident review, and role playing with class members and professional actors. Some of the videos to be used are of recent interviews with actual negotiations and interviews of offenders that are incarcerated for their hostage taking situations. Class size will be kept to a minimum size to enhance the trainee experience. Preferred number: 15 to 18 participants.
Jonathan has worked in the behavioral science and law enforcement field for close to 30 years with specializing in disaster and crisis response. In the mid-80s he moved to Israel where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and then was a Chief Inspector with the Israeli National Police-Border Patrol Division where he was initially part of the elite anti-terrorism hostage rescue unit called Yamam. He then became a trainer in the national anti-terrorism school and finally worked in the behavioral science unit. He returned to the US for graduate studies in psychology and organization development/training. Jonathan runs his own consulting company that specializes in dealing with disaster and crisis planning, exercise and response. Some of his work includes working as a consultant to the Minneapolis Police-SWAT as a trainer and on-scene support advisor where he specialize in training crisis/hostage negotiators and critical incident response. He has been involved in responding to over 2000 local, regional, and national incidents. Much of his work has been involved in all elements of dealing with workplace violence from prevention strategies, threat assessments, response and recovery. He regularly provides consultation and training services to the private sector, hospitals, EMS, police and fire departments, state departments of Corrections, Public Health, Human Services, Public Safety, and Emergency Management. He is a certified emergency manager in the state of MN and involved as the coordinator of a new model of responding to called 3Echo: Hostile Event Response that is hosted through the Metropolitan Emergency Service Board.