IDAEXPO+ Plenary Session

Reconnecting Humanity

Wednesday, April 24 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Our society is filled with people in pain. Scott shares how crisis negotiators utilize the power of ‎connection and help people discover their purpose. This session outlines the bonding process and how ‎we can reconnect teams and families alike using his method.‎

Scott Tillema

Big Speak

Scott Tillema is a FBI trained hostage negotiator and a full-time law enforcement officer in the Chicago area.  He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of crisis and hostage negotiations, actively training thousands of negotiators across the country.  Scott has developed a model for hostage negotiation, which is now being adapted by those in the private sector for use in sales, customer service, and leadership. 

Scott speaks both domestically and internationally and was invited to give a TEDx Talk, which has been viewed over a million times.  He is known for giving dynamic keynotes and connects with his audiences, teaching attendees how they can negotiate under pressure, bringing greater value their personal and professional lives.