We enjoyed a very successful week of training working with the folks at McConnell Air Force Base. A week long course including the topics of negotiations, listening, signs of suicide and suicide intervention, case studies, negotiating through technology, gathering intelligence, presentation from Department of Corrections, back to back exercises and a training scenario.
The entire Board of Directors contributed to instructing this week of training. Job well done!
We also have a three day training session with KLETC coming up August 30, 31, September 1, 2016.
In October, we have a week long Crisis Negotiation Class scheduled in Olathe, Kansas. This will be the week of October 10 through October 14, 2016.
The next board meeting will be held on May 24, 2016, in Manhattan, Kansas. (notes will be posted to the members section shortly). A scenario training day will be on the agenda for a date to be announced, hopefully in October.
Our association was created to network negotiators from across our state and provide training at reasonable rates. I am very proud of the Spring like effort being put forth to accomplish this mission. We are past the dormant stage!
Our membership is growing, however, we are still encouraging folks to be a part of our negotiation world.