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This life changing training is an opportunity for organizations, departments, schools and families to learn valuable skills to prevent and respond to emotionally charged situations.
Five Universal Truths of Verbal Judo
I argue that knowing how to talk to people and common sense are the two most important skills for a police officer to develop. These skills can help officers gain compliance from a potentially resistive subject, successfully negotiate a hostage situation, comfort someone who has lost a loved one, gain consent to search people and property, and seek admissions and even a confession from a suspect. The best-known tactical communications course in the field of law enforcement is known as “Verbal Judo” and this was founded by Dr. George Thompson over 25 years ago. Since Doc Thompson’s passing, Verbal Judo remains a necessary course that every officer should participate in. Doc Thompson was my friend, mentor, and teacher, and he is missed by many. My other mentor, Doug Haig, continues to pave the way. I thank them both.
Michael Schlosser, Ph.D. – Director, University of Illinois Police Training Institute
Thank you for the opportunity to be a student in the Verbal Judo class. The training was inspirational and direct. It provided new tools for me to use in the day to day communication challenges of a hotel sales person.
Charlie Roundabush, Hyatt Regency
The Feedback was extremely positive. Your presentation provided valuable information, and your delivery of the material was excellent. Thank you for your commitment to us. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again in the future.
Joanne Martinico, Sandia National Labs
I want to thank your for your participation in our ‘Coaching the Champions’ program for our shipboard and shore side management. Your presentation in Verbal Judo made our training compelling and relevant. Your enthusiasm from beginning to end helped escalate the ratings to make the summer training a huge success.
Roberta L. Jacoby, Senior Vice President, Air/Sea Operations and Corporate Training, Carnival Cruise Lines