30 January 2024

Summer School 2024

Julia Burns and Oliver Hallam plan an exciting and interactive event in the usual wonderful setting at High Trenhouse Residential Centre near Malham Tarn in Yorkshire.
Hostage Negotiation: Lessons for Mediators from a Parallel World
Welcome to a world where life is on the edge, emotions are fraught, you have 1001 questions,  people are screaming for answers, and you are the last person on Earth other(s) want to talk to.  And yet, by following a framework, working as a team and the use of a precious skill set, the seemingly impossible becomes possible.  Come and experience a rare and unique opportunity to work with world-expert Hostage and Crisis Negotiators who will immerse you in their world sharing insights, experience and skills that are not only  ‘Career Skills,’ they are ‘Skills for Life.’
Philip Williams, Senior Consultant in Negotiation and Facilitator
 Practitioner, trainer, coach; Philip brings insightful, real world stress tested, knowledge, skills and experience to professionals seeking that edge in negotiation, mediation or conflict resolution. Frequently asked, ‘so how do you get someone to……….?’ Philip draws on a unique professional journey. As former Director of the UK’s Hostage and Crisis Negotiation programme, his experience includes deployments in some of the tensest, most hostile, high-stake environments across six continents. As a specialist advisor to successive UK governments and global organisations, he has gained unparalleled skills within the high-pressure world of crisis leadership, critical decision-making and life-at-risk negotiation.  That experience is strengthened by his exposure to the demands, pressures and needs of a broad range of national and international commercial businesses, organisations, government and independent bodies, specialist professions and individual professionals.
Damian O’Connell, Specialist in Crisis Negotiation and Critical Incident Management

Practitioner, trainer, coach; drawing on 25 years experience as a police officer and senior leader, Damian provides a wealth of background knowledge and skills from a host of national and international ‘threat to life’ incidents. He is passionate and driven in exploring the profound possibilities of what people are capable of when they possess advanced communication skills. A Director of the UK’s Hostage and Crisis Negotiation programme, his experience includes deployments in extreme, life at risk, critical incidents within the UK and across the globe. He has attended multiple Cabinet Office Briefing Room (COBR) level meetings, providing advice and guidance to the highest levels of government.  His experience is complimented by his role as a Police Tactical Firearms Commander along with leadership and management roles of a portfolio including Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms, Armed Response, Public Order Assets and Firearms Search Dogs.

Please read  carefully before completing your purchase

Refunds will not be issued (although you can allocate your place to another ANM panel member) except in exceptional circumstances. Due to the limited number of places available, at this time, only panel members can book at £320.  The payment of the course fee is a deposit which will reserve your place, you will be sent a link to the additional costs directly to High Trenhouse. This will confirm your place on the course and should be paid promptly to ensure your place at the event. High Trenhouse is VAT registered, ANM is not. Due to expected high demand, day delegatee be available but please check your travel times to ensure this is feasible.
Thanks to the generosity of the Rackham Foundation and 2023 presenters, Michael Lang and Ava Abramowitz, two "scholarship places for fledgling mediators" are reserved at a reduced rate (£150) for those who could not otherwise attend.  To be considered for one of these, please email Julia and Olly (as soon as possible) describing why you think that this course would help you develop your professional practice and why this would be particularly helpful.
Associates
After 1 April 2024, associate member tickets at £350 will be released if  places available.  Non-member tickets may be available at a later date at a higher cost.
Please note that the ANM course fee does NOT include all costs of the summer school.
The payment of the course fee is a deposit which will reserve your place, you will be sent a link to the additional costs directly to High Trenhouse. This will confirm your place on the course and should be paid promptly to ensure your place at the event. High Trenhouse is VAT registered, ANM is not. Due to expected high demand, day delegatee be available but please check your travel times to ensure this is feasible.
Additional venue costs
£386.40 per person including VAT for Friday and Saturday with accommodation
£246.60 per person including VAT for day delegates without accommodation
£144.00 per person including VAT for dinner, bed and breakfast on Thursday night