• About US

    JRA&A is a network of International risk and crisis experts preparing your corporate team, agency or government for success! Here is what we do:

     

    • PERSONALITY-BASED RISK MANAGEMENT WITH THE SECURITY STAFF SELECTION SCREEN™ (S4™)
    • DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC APPROACHES TO RANSOM WARE
    • IMMERSE™ LEADERSHIP TRAINING

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dr James Alvarez is the linchpin to this dynamic network of risk and crisis management experts. Dr Alvarez is an experienced clinician, crisis management consultant and hostage negotiator. Jim's expertise is in shifting the planning and risk mitigation before a crisis occurs. Jim has an extensive track record of helping organisations in all sectors/geographies improve their performance through their people.

    An internationally recognized authority on behavior change management, has led numerous change, organisation & learning development projects that have delivered millions of pounds of benefits to clients & touched thousands of employees.

    Inspiring leader with outstanding team-building history motivates others to succeed. Qualified clinical psychologist. Published author. Dual US / UK nationality. Bilingual English / Spanish.

  • Real world Experience

    Scotland Yard

    Crisis & Hostage Training

    NYPD

    Hostage Negotiation Training

    London School of Business

    VUCA Education - VUCA is an acronym used to describe or reflect on the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations.

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    Be ready when risk is high and times are tough

  • Areas of Practice

    PERSONALITY-BASED RISK MANAGEMENT WITH THE SECURITY STAFF SELECTION SCREEN™ (S4™)

    The S4™ is a reliable, validated tool with decades of data behind it. It is highly effective at revealing potential, confirming suitability, and identifying development needs. Unlike many personality assessments designed for use in business, the S4™ establishes a fully-rounded picture of the whole individual, making it a vital roadmap for decision makers.

     

    We have developed assessments and reports specifically for the public safety and security sector. This information provides deep knowledge of critical personality and behavioral characteristics to help inform the hiring and evaluation process.

     

    Candidates in this line of work must be screened for their ability to:

    • Work responsibly and ethically under pressure;
    • Use the appropriate level of force; and
    • Effectively interact with colleagues and community members.

    IMMERSE™ LEADERSHIP TRAINING

    Immerse is a unique, innovative and powerful business simulation that supports key learning and development strategies, strategic leadership selection, promotions and realistic risk management and process testing.

     

    Our live exercises provide amazing experiences to stretch your team in a fast paced, challenging scenario requiring an analytical and investigative mindset to make decisions and solve problems. Using realistic story lines from the first-hand in experience of our practitioners, professional actors, real locations and props, your team will feel as though they are in the very operational and leadership roles we ask them to enact. Using London and other major cities as our stage, we go out and about ‘on location’ and away from the office to get as close as possible to the real experience.

     

    For more information, please visit http://immerse.org.uk/live-exercises/

    DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC APPROACHES TO RANSOM WARE

    This deliverable consists of providing consultation and advice to senior management about the human aspects of cyber security. Consultations will be provided by a qualified clinical psychologist and hostage negotiator.

    EXPERT WITNESS

    Expert witness for risk and crisis related cases.

    Choosing an expert witness is challenging, and many cases require more than one expert witness or consultant to complete the job. Imagine a risk management issue or crisis where issues arise regarding employees that are in harms way, a hostage situation and more. Any or all of these issues might require the need for a subject matter expert witness. JRAA will bring the expertise to support your needs at trial.

  • Contact us

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