Collective bargaining is a complex high stakes process. Whether your team is looking to negotiate a first collective agreement or you are looking to renegotiate a collective agreement professional help can help you avoid serious losses and create opportunities for gain.
Wakely Mediation offers collective bargaining negotiation services including:
- Negotiation Team Training
- Negotiation Strategy Sessions
- Outsourced Lead Negotiator
Negotiation Team Training
Is your team ready to negotiate? All too often collective bargaining teams have never sat together prior to day one of negotiations. With negotiation training from Wakely Mediation, you team will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of negotiations together. Collective bargaining is a nuanced process and focused sessions with the team and lead negotiator will prepare them for the task that lays ahead. Training should be completed prior to the beginning of negotiation. If you find your team in need of assistance mid negotiation, Wakely Mediation's strategy sessions may be a better fit.
Negotiation Strategy Sessions
If you have an experienced team and want to focus more on how to get where you need to go, our strategy sessions can be part of the solution. This intervention will be customized to your situation. If your team has yet to create a bargaining proposal, the focus will be on preparing a proposal and developing a strategy. If your negotiation is further along, the session will focus on how to get where you need to be and how to find a deal that is beneficial to you and acceptable to your other.
Outsourced Lead Negotiator
Whether negotiations have started or not, you may decide that it is better to hire an outside party to negotiate on your behalf. As Lead Negotiator Dave Wakely will help your team with strategy development and implementation.
Dave is a negotiator and mediator who is accustomed to high pressure and high stakes communication. For over a decade Dave negotiated collective agreements and grievance settlements. Let’s talk about how Wakely Mediation can help
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