Steps for effective negotiation: An overview
In the next three parts of this lesson, you will learn the skills to request accommodations. We have organized these skills around the practical idea that you are having a meeting with the teacher or other person (we will say “staff member”) who would be giving you the accommodation. We realize that your request may not always happen in a face-to-face meeting. You might have a phone call or email exchange, for example. Or you might just talk informally after a class. In any case, if you know these skills you will know the best way to ask for, and get, your accommodations.
Please review the following video that shows a student requesting an accommodation. It provides an overview of all three steps, which we will break down in detail.
Three steps for an effective negotiation
- Opening the meeting
- Requesting the accommodation
- Closing the meeting