Upcoming speaking events

Scott Tillema is a premiere negotiations trainer, empowering professionals around the world from all backgrounds, in both the public and private sectors.  This is the exclusive listing of his upcoming events, where you can personally connect with him and learn from his work. 

Check back often for updates!  

2021 Events

If you are interested in attending any of these listed events, please contact the organizers directly.  

If you'd like to explore booking Scott for your keynote speaker, please click the button above to start that conversation! 

A special message to police agencies:  Scott waives 100% of his speaking fee to teach law enforcement officers the life-saving skills of hostage and crisis negotiation, contact us for more information.      

March 18

Virtual.  Meltwater Voices: Hear from unconventional speakers and traditional industry practitioners who will share their experiences with Crisis Communications, in their own voice. Attendees can expect interesting stories and takeaways for a well rounded toolkit to handle their own PR and Marketing challenges.  

March 22

Davenport, Iowa.  The Iowa Crisis Negotiators Association is excited to welcome Scott Tillema a TEDx Internationally recognized speaker and trainer in crisis negotiations. This full day training is being offered for free to current IACNA members and $40 for non-members. Space is limited, for information and registration visit the iacna.org/store.

March 25

FBI - Chicago:  Regional Crisis Negotiation Class.  Restricted event.  

May 24

La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Hostage and crisis negotiations training, full day event.  Hosted by the La Crosse County Sheriff's office. The event has sold out and a waiting list is available.  

June 8

Denver Regional negotiations training.  Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Hostage Negotiators Association.  Details TBA.

June 24 & 25

Shreveport, Louisiana.  The Louisiana Crisis Negotiators Association welcomes Lt. Scott Tillema, presenting a hostage negotiation case study (Thursday) and The SECRETS Model of Negotiation followed by Negotiations PhD (Friday).  For registration, please check LACN.us.

July 30

Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  The Walworth County Sheriff's office presents a full day of hostage and crisis negotiation training with Lieutenant Scott Tillema.  This will be a law enforcement restricted event.  Dispatchers, law enforcement mental health and support staff are welcome to attend.  

August 13

Boston regional negotiations training.  Hosted by the Marlborough Police Department.  Details TBA.

October 7

Zurich, Switzerland. N-Conference, the Schranner Global Negotiations Conference.  We invite experts who have proven their ability in difficult negotiations. Professional negotiators from the police or the FBI, from complex political negotiations, and from peace negotiations.


November 2

Gstaad, Switzerland.  IMD Business School hosts the Advanced High Performance Leadership program.  AHPL is your chance to step back and reflect, refocus and renew, so you become a more effective leader of yourself and others.  Exclusively for High Performance Leadership alumni,  you will prepare to reach a higher level of performance and supercharge your leadership future!  IMD.org for more information.  


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