CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER
Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Grove: email@example.com
Instructor: Verbal Judo Institute
November 6, 2019
am – 4pm
Verbal Judo, created by the late Dr. George Thompson, teaches the gentle art of persuasion to redirect others negative behavior to generate voluntary and peaceful resolution.
Our course is one of the most powerful, successful, internationally recognized de-escalation, communication and customer service training resources available.
Our concepts are effective for both frontline staff and supervisors.
- Learn to respond rather than to react.
- Establish the mindset necessary to deal with difficult persons professionally and effectively.
- Learn to deliver “bad news” efficiently and with compassion.
- Learn the three truths of communication.
- Understand why people say the things they do
- Learn the difference between natural and tactical language.
- Learn how to use your presence and words tactically to resolve conflict.
- Use a number of techniques and tactics when confronted by a difficult person, including the 8 Step Meet & Greet and the 5 Step.
- Learn when to stop talking and take action.
- Learn how to identify SAFER: the five conditions when words are no longer an option.
Who Should Attend
Any officer would benefit from this training
Mike “Ziggy” Siegfried is a dynamic speaker who focuses on class involvement and adult learning concepts. He is known for finding the latest cutting-edge videos, data and content and integrating them into his presentations. Through this engaging approach, Mike delivers the tried and true concepts of Verbal Judo in an exciting and insightful manner.
Mike integrates the concepts of 21st Century Policing and Procedural Justice with the street proven techniques of Verbal Judo. Mike is the primary tactical communications instructor for California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Mike spent 26 years working as a full-time peace officer in San Bernardino County, California. He retired in July of 2018. He holds black belts in Karate and mixed martial arts and is a court recognized use of force expert. Mike is a published author in Police Magazine, the FBI National Academy Associate Magazine, Police Recruit Magazine, and Campus Security Magazine.