Each September the Fort Collins Science Center sponsors a workshop for experienced negotiations. Entitled “Strategies and Tactics for the Experienced Natural Resource Negotiator,” this three-day training focuses on the negotiation skills needed by lead negotiators and managers. Instructors for the course are Nina Burkardt of the U.S. Geological Survey and Lee Lamb of Negotiation Guidance Associates. Student evaluations for the September 2011 course were excellent. For example, those attending the workshop strongly agreed that they would recommend the course to co-workers and that they gained insight into their personal negotiation tasks and responsibilities.
Students praised the course and instructors.
“Negotiation Exercise, Very educational!”
“Despite personal reservations about role playing, this was very helpful!”
“Had to reverse my opinion on role playing, it was a good exercise and I learned a lot.”
“The topics, materials, and exercises were very relevant to my work and how I need to be thinking about negotiation. I enjoyed the instructors’ teaching styles and benefitted from their experience. I’m going to go back and encourage others in my organization to take this class! Thank you.”