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Access Program Students in Rustavi Discuss Negotiation Skills and Strategies

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 19 Oct 2012



On October 19, organized an enrichment session on Negotiation Skills and Strategies. The session was facilitated by Access Program English Teachers in Rustavi Ketevan Maisuradze and Thea Odisharia.

After a power-point presentation on the topic of Effective Negotiations, students were given a chance to practice their negotiation skills through the role-plays, where they had to act as hypothetical employers and employees. After each role play, the class discussed whether the negotiation styles used by role-play participants were avoiding, accommodating, collaborating, competing or compromising. They also had to guess whether the outcomes in each case were win-win, win-lose or lose-lose.

“I loved acting as a fictitious employer” admitted Mari Gugava, Access Program student from Rustavi when the session was over. “I have an impression that after having tried myself in the shoes of an employer I have better understanding of what the majority of them are looking for when hiring. I am sure I would do better at a job interview now that I know what to expect and would be able to negotiate better conditions for my employment”, she explained.

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