In this the first #uOttSET Morning Brief of 2021 aspects of communication with the kidnappers during a kidnap for ransom incident will be discussed. This brief introduces the Kidnap for Ransom Incident Management Learning program that will be launched later in January 2021.
It is important for anyone managing kidnap for ransom incidents to understand how to handle the communication with the kidnappers. Participants will be asked to: “Consider yourself a future kidnap for ransom incident manager, and ask yourself the question: ‘How would I communicate with very bad people who are threatening to kill their hostage if they don’t get what they demand?’’.
During the Morning Brief, we will discuss how the communication between the family or organization and the kidnappers should take shape, the background and the principles of underlying negotiation processes and how to organize and manage the communication with the kidnappers to ensure the safe release of the kidnapped person.
Morning Brief Agenda Details:
Date: January 14, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: Live online event (registrants will receive details via email)
The Brief can be used as an introduction to further study and engagement in this field.
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Timo der Weduwen In 2018, Timo established TisaMayo International Consultancy and provides best-practice based security risk management services to clients all over the world. He is senior partner with InterVentis Global and the Canada-based Critical Risk Team.
Timo specializes in managing risks in international high-risk environments, kidnap-for-ransom incident management and security training. Timo has managed specialist teams in these fields for several decades. He served for more than 30 years in senior positions with the Netherlands Police, the European Union and the United Nations and has created an extensive network of risk management partners in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. He is the director of the Kidnap for Ransom Incident Management eLearning programme, that will be launched for international aid organizations’ managers in January 2020.
Timo is a graduate of Scotland Yard's international hostage negotiation program and a senior hostage negotiator for 24 years on the global stage. He has been responsible for the training of the United Nations security officers cadre, and is known for his cutting-edge simulation and scenario-based trainings, aimed at bolstering personal and organizational excellence through creating effective responses to crisis incidents.
Timo is a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and an alumnus of the Police Academy in the Netherlands.