Crisis Negotiators are thrust into highly stressful situations each time they are activated. Training doesn’t remove that stress but makes it easier to deal with it. The harder a team trains, the easier an actual callout will be.
As a former member of an award winning Crisis Negotiation Team, I know what the winning strategies are for competitions and real life callouts. I have been a member of CNT’s that have placed first on two occasions, second on two occasions and third once in international competition. The provincial team that I was a member of was also nominated for a Provincial Service Excellence Award.