Collaborative Negotiations

Is Your Organization Using Negotiations to their Maximum Potential?

Collaborative Negotiation Skills – a two-day workshop that helps employees build their skills and confidence.


Transforming natural resource professionals into skilled negotiators improves your management effectiveness because employees learn how to get what you need today while, at the same time, preserving positive working relationships you will need in the future.

What this workshop is about.

Come to this comprehensive, two-day workshop about building solutions AND building relationships and you will learn how to,

How we present this material. 

We come to you and present at your work site. We focus on training small teams who learn together, who can then negotiate together, and who become an internal source of expertise other staff in your organization can call upon for advice, mentoring, and help.

Teaching model. 

We use discussion, exercises, lecture, and a mock negotiation to combine our experience with your staff’s experience and create a dynamic, fun, and highly interactive training.

Transform your staff. 

Skilled negotiators can also be skilled at relationship building.  This program works from the proven premise that every negotiation involves multiple dimensions of interests and offers a straightforward model to plan and engage in negotiations effectively.


Depending on the audience and your specific goals for the event, we will tailor the program to increase its relevance and value.  While this program is designed as a two-day, interactive training session we can provide anything from a one-hour keynote presentation to the full two-day event.


"The training I received through Mike and Melinda is very applicable to the situations I encounter regularly in the Columbia River Basin. The skills they taught us for working through conflicts and for developing collaborative relationships provided immediate benefits to me and my co-workers. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to learn from 'The Cooperation Company' and I encourage other natural resource professionals to consider the benefits of their expertise and their courses."

Mark Bagdovitz( U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries Program, Portland, Oregon )

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