Kidnap and Ransom Management – virtual classroom

Qualification……………… SFJ Awards
Duration…………………..  4 days – delivered virtually using Zoom.
CPE…………………………. 4 CPE credits

This accredited course at Level 4 provides you with the skills to act effectively in the event of a kidnap scenario. It focuses on the corporate world and the roles and responsibilities of the response team.

You will receive a high level of practical skill and theoretical knowledge needed to act confidently and objectively when protecting the physical integrity of your staff or company assets, if threatened by a kidnap or commercial extortion-related incident.

Aided by the use of scenarios, this course enables you to explore and understand the duty of care and responsibilities. This also includes primacy and legal considerations, crisis response and management as it relates to kidnap and ransom. You will cover communication, including victim and offender contact, as well as negotiation skills, external and internal messaging.

The skills taught encompass the response to a kidnapping, or commercial extortion, and how this dovetails with corporate crisis management planning. Assessment for this course includes a workbook and scenario based group work which is tutor assessed.

Core content

  • Background to kidnap and ransom
  • Current global trends
  • Risk and threat identification and mitigation
  • Organisational responsibility and preparedness
  • Duty of care considerations
  • Emergency response and crisis management
  • Primacy and structure
  • Roles of departments, other companies and state and local law enforcement
  • Communication strategy
  • Victim/hostage takers
  • Family
  • Social media
  • Negotiation structure and process
  • Managing a negotiated solution
  • Post-incident issues

Virtual classroom delivery

Please note that you will need a stable internet connection, and a microphone, speakers and webcam. This is so you can fully interact with the class in the same way you would in a face-to-face training setting.

Bear in mind time zone differences; our classes are run using GMT or BST time zone. All courses are delivered 09:00 to 17:00 GMT or BST (depending on the time of year). You will be expected to complete your workbook and additional study materials necessary for the qualification outside of training hours.

We recommend you disable your email when joining live classroom training; this is to minimise any distractions, ensuring you are fully focused on the course.

If you’d like to discuss whether live virtual training is suitable for you, just get in touch with our team of specialist account managers – we’ll make sure you choose the right option.

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