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Course Description

With the objective to produce collaborative outcomes through win-win negotiations, public sector negotiations are unique among "deals made at the table". Through this collaborative lens, you'll focus on developing skills for effective negotiation and problem-solving that result in mutually beneficial solutions. You will also enhance your applied leadership skills as you prepare to effectively manage multi-disciplinary evaluation committees, inform strategic planning, work effectively with stakeholders, and embrace a client-centric approach in your work.

While more broadly applicable, the course focuses on examples from the public sector—including education and municipal environments. Regardless of the sector you work within, you are invited to apply your knowledge and experience while engaging in the transferable learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and develop effective negotiation and resolution strategies
  • Negotiate with various stakeholders, seeking a win/win outcome and demonstrating an understanding of strategy, tactics, and risk in negotiation
  • Review relevant contractual clauses and accurately negotiate business and legal terms
  • Effectively utilize methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), using ADR methods when managing protests and disputes
  • Utilize appropriate leadership styles according to situational context and in relation to the supply chain management process in the public sector
  • Develop and manage effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including demonstrating sound communication skills in negotiation and resolution

Course Topics

  • Fundamentals of Negotiation
  • Methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Managing and Leading with Influence
  • Understanding Business and Stakeholders’ Needs
  • Working with Evaluators and Evaluation Groups
  • Internal Stakeholder Negotiation and Facilitation
  • Handling Competitive Bids Debriefing and Protests
  • Negotiation of Legal Terms and Conditions


Assessment Item Weight
Participation 10%
Assignment #1 (Group): Negotiation Strategies Scenario 15%
Assignment #2 (Group): Negotiation Toolkit 15%
Assignment #3 (Group): Negotiation Role Play 25%
Final Examination 35%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Sponsoring Partner

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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