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Seminar Title:  
Effective Persuasion Techniques for Dealing with Conflict

DATES:  7/18/2017 through 7/19/2017

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Dan Sosnowski

LOCATION:  Public Agency Training Council Training Center - 5235 Decatur Blvd, Indianapolis, IN  46241

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn - Indianapolis, IN  317-856-6200
$89 Double or Single
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $295.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Dan Sosnowski

Dan is a 1980 graduate of John E. Reid College of Detection and Deception and is one of the few polygraph examiners in the country to hold a Masters of Science Degree in the field of polygraph. He has been awarded a Senior Research Fellow in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

He was a former police officer in the Chicago area and was on the staff at John E. Reid & Associates. He is the former director of two polygraph training schools who have taught numerous law enforcement officer as well as individuals from the private sector.

Dan is President of S.O.S. Services, Inc., a private polygraph company located in Marietta, Georgia. S.O.S. Services, Inc. is currently performing a wide range of polygraph examinations but is specializing in sex offender testing. Dan is the polygraph examiner of choice for Dr. Gene Abel as well as other therapist in the Atlanta area.

He conducts numerous training seminars across the United States and has been an invited speaker at the American Polygraph Association’s annual seminar as well as numerous State Polygraph Associations. Dan was elected as a Director to serve on the Board for the American Polygraph Association in August, 2000. He was re-elected to a third two year term in July 2006.

Dan is currently involved in several research projects concerning the accuracy and validity of the polygraph. These studies are being conducted in conjunction with the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom. He conducted the first polygraph training in that country. He has also been published in several professional journals in the United Kingdom as well as the United States.

Dan’s diverse background in both the private and law enforcement agencies, along with presently conducting criminal interviews and interrogations, gives him a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. As a speaker, Dan is very informative and motivating. His sense of humor makes it a pleasure to listen to him. He easily adapts to circumstances and surroundings, which is one of the foremost assets of any successful interrogator.

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Course Objectives

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For the past few years, men and women who work with the Criminal Justice community have come under attack and scrutiny for being too aggressive both verbally and physically. One of the underlying criticisms is the lack of proper training which deals with how to handle the potential toxic situation.

This course is designed to help individuals working within the Criminal Justice system as well as others understand and deal with individuals who are experiencing everyday conflicts and issues that are unknown to the person conducting the interview.

Attendees will learn about well-known and documented emotional stress factors which could easily cause any conflict to escalate into an explosive scenario.

Attendees will also learn how to become more effective listeners which in turn will make individuals better interviewers and report takers.

Attendees will also learn how to develop and maintain which is a crucial building block for developing effective communication.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:

  • Understanding 3 basic techniques for persuading individuals.
  • Use of narratives which that evoke emotions that individuals can relate to.
  • How to develop and maintain rapport.
  • Understanding the 5 major emotions which can have a major impact on any stressful situation.
  • How to persuade individuals to reveal information which is relevant to any interview and reveal information which may be pertinent.
  • Understanding 21 “Principles of Persuasion”.
  • Securing Interviewee Cooperation.
  • Persuasion versus Manipulation.
  • Developing effective listening skills.

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