Texas State University
the School of Criminal Justice
the 27th Annual Competition & Seminar for Crisis Negotiations
January 9-12, 2017
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CHANGE OF VENUE!!
The 2017 Crisis Negotiation Competition will be held at the First Christian Church at 3105 Rand Road 12, San Marcos. Parking is AMPLE, and all space is FLAT, FLAT, FLAT. Teams are encouraged to bring their vans, trailers, or other negotiation vehicles!
Every January, the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University opens its doors to a number of Crisis and Hostage Negotiation teams from around the nation. The conference & seminar is a three day event, consisting of a full day of classes which explore the latest issues faced by negotiators, as well as a two day training component involving mock hostage situations. Classroom and training hours combined accredit participants with a total of 24 TCOLE hours. This will be Texas State’s 27th Crisis and Hostage Negotiation Seminar & Conference and we are looking forward to it being a great one.
Our goal is to provide realistic training in which the scenarios are experientially based. When working a mock hostage situation that is presented, a team's performance is evaluated by trained and experienced negotiators, which provides an opportunity to learn how other teams handle certain situations. The Hostage Negotiation Competition & Seminar is supplemental to any training hostage teams have previously received.
Practice makes perfect! A motto that has proven to be true time and time again. Given the nature of the situations handled by negotiators, finding ways to practice can be difficult and limited to classroom brainstorms, lectures, and a read of the latest journals. The crisis' simulated for this conference, allows negotiators to actually train for specific instances. With the 'captors' kept private, negotiation teams are forced to utilize their skills as they would in the real world, making the training experience unique and quite beneficial.
Dr. Wayman Mullins