|Training for Elected Leadership - The Councillor as Negotiator (HABITAT, 1994, 21 p.)|
|Part II: The Councillor as Negotiator|
Time required: 30 minutes
This presentation is to provide participants with ideas and perspectives on the negotiator role and a conceptual foundation they can use for the individual and group exercises included in this workshop.
Prepare the presentation based on information from the preceding essay on the negotiator role. In particular, explain some of the best approaches to effective negotiating and how effective negotiators strive to achieve win/win solutions following a few basic steps. Describe role negotiation as a strategy councillors can use to resolve common role conflicts or ambiguities within a local government or between units or levels of government.
Outlined information on note cards may help you cover the information systematically and stay on schedule. Ask questions from time to time during the presentation as a check on participant comprehension and to hold their attention. Augment the presentation with visual aids including preprinted newsprint sheets and overhead transparencies as a further aid to comprehension.