Kidnap and Ransom Management
Qualification……………… IQ Level 4
Duration………………….. four-day course
This accredited short course is designed to provide 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.
Learners receive a high level of practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to act confidently, objectively and effectively when protecting the physical integrity of staff or company assets, if threatened by a kidnap or commercial extortion-related incident.
Aided by the use of scenarios, this course enables learners to explore and understand the duty of care and responsibilities, including primacy and legal considerations; crisis response and management as it relates to kidnap and ransom; communication, including victim and offender contact; 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 group work, 1:1’s with the trainer, and a short group presentation.
- 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
- Roles of other companies
- Roles of state and local law enforcement
- Communication strategy
- Victim/hostage takers
- Social media
- Negotiation structure and process
- Managing a negotiated solution
- Post incident issues