Gary McDougall

Gary McDougall

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Conflict Resolution | Communication And Negotiation Expert

Gary McDougall is a retired police officer who served with the Calgary Police Service for 25 years & was a member of the Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team for 8 years. Gary McDougall presents in the areas of interest-based negotiation strategies, workplace violence and situational awareness to enhance employee safety and constructive conflict management.
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GARY MCDOUGALL BIOGRAPHY

Gary McDougall is a retired Police Officer who served with the Calgary Police Service for 25 years. For the last 9 years of his career, he was a member of the Hostage & Crisis Negotiation Team.

Gary McDougall served as both a Team Leader and Training Coordinator for the Calgary Hostage Negotiation team and was a frequent Instructor at the National Canadian Police College in Ottawa, delivering both basic and advanced hostage/crisis negotiations courses to police officers from across North America.

Additionally, Gary McDougall served as an Instructor at the FBI Training Academy in Virginia, assisting in the training of new FBI Hostage Negotiators. After retiring from law enforcement in 2006, he became a frequent presenter at hostage and crisis negotiation conferences and seminars and is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in the area of negotiations, having presented at over 70 conferences across North America in the past decade.

Gary McDougall is currently a lead instructor for an organization called the National Tactical Officer’s Association and travels throughout North America teaching both Introductory and Advanced training courses in “Hostage and Crisis Negotiation” strategies and techniques. He has parlayed the experiences he gained through his hostage negotiation career into the corporate world and now applies those training concepts to the presentations he offers. He specializes in the area of interpersonal conflict and engaging in conversations and interactions with difficult people. Additionally, he offers presentations in the areas of interest-based negotiation strategies, workplace violence, situational awareness to enhance employee safety and constructive conflict management.

Gary McDougall is a certified Mediator and holds a Certificate in Mediation and Negotiation, receiving that certification through the Alberta Mediation and Arbitration Society and the University of Calgary. He also holds a Certificate in Personnel Management from the University of Calgary. Gary McDougallreceived the Senior Police Administration Certification while serving with the Calgary Police Service. He is also the holder of the Alberta Centennial Police Service Medal as well as the Canadian Long Service Medal for his commitment to law enforcement in Alberta.

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Gary McDougall Topic Presentations

Communication Skills: Because Every Word Matters

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Gary McDougall’s engaging and powerful keynote presentation entitled “Communication Skills; Because Every Word Matters” will invite you to look at the way you have traditionally communicated. Effective communication seems to be a dying art in North American culture as people seem to have become socially isolated. Given this degree of social isolation, when we do find an opportunity to communicate with others, we need to maximize the value of that communicative investment.

    This presentation will assist you in conveying your message, managing assumptions and ensuring that the message intended was the message received. Some of the communication strategies we have historically subscribed to may not be effective in terms of message delivery, and there is value therefore in looking at not only what we are saying, but also what we mean.

Negotiating for Optimal Results

Constructive Conflict Management

Workplace Violence: Prevention and Prediction

Enhaning Employee Safety Through Situational Awareness

Dealing With Difficult People

Dealing With Victims

Ethics-based Decision Making

Workplace Violence: Prevention and Prediction

Workplace Bullying

Negotiate Anything

Teambuilding

Leadership Workshop

Suicide: Assessment and Intervention

Advanced Presentation Skills

Testimonials

Gary McDougall relates well with employees from all age groups and the sessions are educational and informative. Examples from his personal work-related experiences provide credibility that is second to none. Attending Gary’s sessions has provided our team members with valuable tools, enabling them to do their jobs in a safe efficient manner. In addition, key learnings have enhanced their personal lives away from the workplace.

Randy Skimmings

Manager of Facility Services
Vivo Calgary

Gary McDougall professionalism, attitude and clear enjoyment of what he does is evident in each of his presentations. His feedback has always been incredibly positive and I’m often asked when he will be returning to deliver new and different content. Gary’s content and his style are exceptional!

Paula Booth

Manager, National Claims Response Centre Operations
Co-operators Insurance

Gary McDougall presentation on “Workplace Violence; Prevention and Prediction” was very well received by the staff as they found the information to be both current and extremely interesting. Comments were made about Gary’s exceptional ability to hold their attention for the entire session, as well as provide them with useful tools and information in dealing with various workplace scenarios. After attending many seminars regarding a variety of topics in our industry, Gary’s stands out to be the most enjoyable by far!

Lainie Nordin

Vice President
Aurora Land Consulting Ltd.

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