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September 12, 2022 - September 14, 2022


September 12th—14th
Carolina Beach, NC


The Central North Carolina Negotiator Network is hosting a three-day training conference and registration fees will be $150.00 per person for CNCNN MEMBERS AND $175.00 per person for non-members. The conference will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Carolina Beach, NC. If you are not currently a member of CNCNN and would like to join, you may do so by filling out the application and paying the membership fees. If you are currently a CNCNN member and are only registering for the conference, fill out your name and agency and check your current member. Send the conference fees and registration to:
PO Box 3524
Huntersville, NC 28070.

Guest Speakers

Please see the back panel of this pamphlet for the agenda. This year’s line-up is one of our best ever. A conference highlight will be an extremely powerful presentation from the “I love u guys” foundation and CNT Stacy Avilla. The “I Love U Guys” Foundation was started in 2006 by Ellen and John-Michael Keys following a school shooting that their daughter Emily was a victim of. On September 27th, 2006 a gunman entered Platte Canyon High School, held seven girls hostage, and ultimately shot and killed Emily Keyes. During the time she was held hostage, Emily sent her parents these text messages: “ I love you guys” and “I love you guys, k?” The Negotiator presentation from their foundation explores the interaction between a negotiator and a 16-year-old girl being held hostage. It’s a powerful affirmation of a negotiator and a victim’s father sharing their experiences on that day and beyond. They will end the day by presenting their Standard Response Protocol, a proven enhancement to school and community safety planning. They will introduce the concepts and history of the SRP and how to educate students, staff, and first responders in the program.

And finally, Dr. Andy Young, a favorite from our virtual conference will be closing our conference. Dr. Young has worked with the Lubbock Police Department since 2000 and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office since 2008 and currently serves on the negotiating teams for both agencies. He also serves as a clinical director for the Critical Incident Stress Management Teams for the South Plains Regional Response Team, the Lubbock Police Department, and the Lubbock Fire Department. Dr. Young is a founding member and current coordinator for the Lubbock Police Department’s Victim Services Crisis Team, which has now grown to 40 members. He has many published academic articles and speaks frequently on crisis intervention, and has spoken at many state association of hostage negotiator conferences.


When making your room reservations, mention Central NC Negotiator Network – Training Conference to get the block off rate.


September 12, 2022
September 14, 2022
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The Courtyard Marriott, Carolina Beach
100 Charlotte Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC 28428 United States
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