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  Posted on: Sunday, February 24, 2019
February 2019

As we are fast approaching our Annual Training Conference, I wanted to let you know your Board is working hard to plan an impressive conference this year.  As most of you know we are fortunate to be able to return Monterey, CA for this year’s events.  The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa which happens to be located on Del Monte Golf Course.  I believe it’s been over 10 years, since we have been at this venue and I am excited to say that with all of the modern changes; we are in for an exciting opportunity to enjoy the surroundings.  We will also be celebrating 30 years of CAHN during this event.  The CAHN Board has selected multiple ways to honor and celebrate our 30 years of being one of the largest negotiator associations in the US.  We are thankful to be able to celebrate a milestone such as this by thanking some of the original plankowners- as the terms goes.  

Additionally, I am happy to announce that CAHN will be hosting our partners from NCNA (National Council of Negotiation Associations) which is comprised of 21 negotiation associations throughout the United States.  This type of partnership with other associations allows CAHN and its membership to have access to some of the leading experts in the world of crisis negotiations.  We are privileged and honored to be able to host the NCNA representatives this year in Monterey during our conference.  This opportunity will allow us to not only celebrate our 30 years, but it will also showcase our conference on a national level to the attendees.     

We are expecting to exceed our numbers of a normal conference due to the location, venue and selected speakers.  As always, the CAHN Board is hard at work scouring the domestic and international pool of speakers on hostage/crisis negotiations.  We will have a variety of speakers discussing case debriefs, current trends, and international perspectives on negotiations.  This will certainly be a conference you will not want to miss.  The hotel rooms at the Hyatt are limited and we have identified an overflow hotel nearby.  I would recommend making your reservations and registering early for the conference.  

On a final note, it is with a heavy heart I report that one of our board members, Treasurer Penny Anti's mother passed away on January 25th, 2019.  Please keep Penny and her family in your prayers as they continue to heal in this difficult time.  As always, please be safe and ‘til we meet again.  

Vinny Ginda


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