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Tennessee Crisis Negotiator Conference

Monday, October 23
George Shinn Center

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This Tennessee Crisis Negotiator Conference is bringing together law enforcement crisis negotiators from across Tennessee and beyond to learn, train, and network in a professional, welcoming setting. Learn from national and local speakers on incidents, debriefs, and skills refreshers during the two-day conference. See the agenda below.

The Tennessee Crisis Negotiator Conference is taking place at Lipscomb University in the George Shinn Center. Lipscomb University is located in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville, conveniently 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville.

Limited rooms and registration spots.
We expect this to sell out!


Attendees must either be:

  1. A member of law enforcement (including corrections) currently on a negotiation team or aspiring to be on a team, or
  2. A mental health professional currently supporting a law enforcement crisis negotiation team

Registration is $80 per participant.

There will be a reception each night included with registration.
Hotel rates include parking and breakfast.

Hotel Information

A special rate has been secured for the conference at the Hampton Inn - Green Hills. It is only a few minutes from the conference site (Lipscomb University) and 15 minutes from downtown Nashville. The special rate includes parking and breakfast. Note: there are limited rooms available.

Book your hotel with the link below to receive the conference rate:

Hotel Group Rate


Note: The event is now a one-day conference.

Monday, October 23

Keynote: Negotiation Case Study - Ellis County, Texas
John Vance
Texas Ranger
Covenant School Shooting: Post-Incident Crisis Response
A member of the Metro Nashville PD will provide an incident overview and the mental health response for the hundreds of officers who responded.
Post-Incident Recovery: My Journey Through a Critical Incident and After
Sean Carlson
Detective, Crisis Negotiator
Germantown Police Department
Crisis Negotiation Skills Practice Session
An interactive session to enhance your CNT skills

If you have any questions, contact Jeff Thompson, PhD: jeff.thompson [at]

Advance your crisis negotiator skills and abilities by learning more about our Institute for Conflict Management programs both online and in-person.


Supported by:

Crisis Systems Management LLC

CSM, Crisis Systems Management LLC