Steps for effective negotiation: An overview

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Three parts

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