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Seminar Title:  
Negotiating Team Leadership

DATES:  3/23/2023 through 3/24/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Andrew Young

LOCATION:  Novi Police Department Training Center - 45125 W. Ten Mile Rd., Novi, MI  48375

HOTEL:  Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi - Novi, MI  248-513-3532
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Andy Young has been a Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and a negotiator and psychological consultant with the Lubbock Police Departmentís SWAT team since 2000. He also heads LPD'sVictim Services Unit and is the director of the departmentís Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been on the negotiating team at the Lubbock County Sheriffís Office since 2008, and is on the team at the Texas Departmentof Public Safety (Texas Rangers, Special Operations, Region 5). He is the author of, "Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline" and "When Every Word Counts: An Insiderís View of Crisis Negotiations", which contain mostly stories about his work as a crisis counselor and hostage negotiator at LPD (see He was added as a third author for the 6th Edition of "Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections".  Since 2014 he has spoken nationally and internationally at numerous hostage negotiator conferences, as well as other professional and academic conferences on crisis intervention and hostage negotiating.

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

This two-day training is designed for prospective, new and experienced team leaders of hostage (crisis) negotiating teams. This team leadership course will cover:


  • Elements of a Crisis Negotiating Team, including evaluating proficiency
  • Responsibilities of a team leader and decision-making

  • Characteristics of good team leaders

  • Team operation and coordination

  • Working with incident command

  • Working with and training with SWAT

  • New member selection and training, including personality characteristics

  • Group dynamics and organization

  • Kidnap negotiations

  • Equipment, supplies, and SOPís

  • Decision-making scenarios/callout debriefings as examples


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