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Friday, November 17 • 10:15am - 11:15am
3C: Building Negotiation Skills to Affect Change

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Advocacy for any cause can be both rewarding and overwhelming. Building skills in negotiation can provide a framework to effectively advocate at both the school and district levels. Whether you are a parent, educator or administrator, effective negotiation skills can allow you to be a proactive part of ongoing discussions for including Talented and Gifted education in your district’s priorities and actions.

In this session, we will outline key negotiation factors and how they can be put to practical use as an individual advocate or as part of a larger network of advocates. We will discuss both strategies that have worked and ones that haven't worked to better target time, energy and resources to have the greatest effect.

We will use information from the book "Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In" by Roger Fischer and William Ury and the NAGC Advocacy Toolkit to develop our negotiation and advocacy framework. I will share examples from my experiences as an advocate and consultant in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Participant Outcomes: 

  • Consider the challenges that Talented and Gifted education face in own school or district 
  • Identify a key entry point into the discussion 
  • Identify 2-3 actions toward negotiating for change

 


Speakers
avatar for Christina Gomez-Schmidt

Christina Gomez-Schmidt

Organizer/Strategist, Madison Partnership for Advanced Learning
I organize a network of parents, educators and community members from across the city of Madison who are interested in improving advanced learning instruction so that more students can access higher levels of learning. I am immersed in the challenges of implementing the MMSD Adv... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Tundra E

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