At our next meeting, Valerie Schmidt will be leading a mini-workshop on how to successfully negotiate based a COACh sponsored workshop, conducted at the recent SERMACS meeting:
” The workshop on Negotiations, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution was rich with resources dedicated to helping women realize their potential in strategic persuasion. These resources range from how to respond in difficult situations to how to interpret and exploit non-verbal communications. I walked away from this workshop invigorated with the confidence that with practice and hard work, negotiations can become an opportunity instead of an obstacle.
This WISE meeting will deviate from the typical discussion based format; attendees will receive many of the handouts used in the workshop as well as a highlight of some of the exercises conducted. We will be learning about three main topics on successful negotiations: 1) how just asking for what you need, can get it for you; 2) the benefits of being your own advocate; and 3) though tremendous progress has been made, there are still some lingering issues to be aware of before entering negotiations.”