Negotiators of Kidnapping or Hostage Taking

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20 Feb - 23 Feb, 2024 Classroom ₦250,000 Register
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Event Details

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the definitions, history, and literature review of hostage.
  • Understand the methodology and limitations.
  • Analysis of successful negotiation process.
  • Learn selection and training of negotiators.
  • Learn successful negotiation process.



Definitions, history, and literature review of hostage situations


  • Hostage Negotiator Team
  • Police Tactical Team
  • Incident Commander
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Command Post
  • First Responding Officer
  • Hostage Taker
  • Hostage
  • Suicidal Subject
  • Typical Hostage Situation
  • Kidnapping
  • Terrorism
  • Historical Overview
  • First Generation of Hostage Resolution
  • Police Tactical Team Intervention
  • Second Generation of Hostage Resolution
  • Hostage Negotiation Practice
  • Current Generation of Hostage resolution
  • Negotiation Practice in Crisis
  • Major Actors in Hostage Situations
  • Hostage Negotiators


 Selection and Training of Negotiators

  • Role Playing in Training Course
  • Negotiator Team Structure
  • Some Special Skills and Tools of Negotiators
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Controlling Utilities
  • Using a Situation Board
  • Dealing with Stress for Negotiators
  • Mental Health Professionals and Negotiator Team
  • Special Negotiator Unit of the: Critical Incident
  • Negotiation Team
  • Hostage Takers
  • Instrumental and Expressive Behaviors of Hostage Taker
  • General Types of Hostage Takers
  • Mentally Ill Hostage Takers
  • Schizophrenic
  • Depressive
  • Antisocial
  • Inadequate
  • Borderline
  • Suicidal Person and Suicide-by-Cop
  • Emotionally Disturbed Hostage Takers
  • Inmate Hostage Takers
  • Criminal Hostage Takers
  • Terrorist Hostage Takers
  • Negotiating with Terrorists
  • Special Issues with Terrorists
  • Religious Extremists
  • Hostages
  • Surviving in Hostage Situations

Methodology and Limitations  

  • Introduction
  • Research Issues
  • Purpose of the Research
  • Method of the Research
  • Limitations of the Research

Analysis of Successful Negotiation Process and

Discussion of the case studies

  • Introduction
  • Successful Negotiation Process
  • Major Actors in Decision Making Process of Hostage Situations
  • Indicators of Negotiation and Not Negotiation
  • Phase-by-Phase Approach for Negotiators
  • Dealing with Demands and Deadline in Hostage Situations
  • Dealing with the Time Issue in Hostage Situations
  • Managing Media Influence in Hostage Situations
  • Describing and Discussion of the Case Studies


The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.

  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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