Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Negotiations: Prepare, Engage, and Aim for the Win-Win

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Registration/Log-In: 8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific Time
Course: 8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific Time

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Registration/Log-In: 8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific Time
Course: 8:30 AM–12:30 PM Pacific Time
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Eligible for 7.5 CE Hour(s) of Communications and Leadership Learning

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Event Details


Jennifer Chan

Event Description

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin.

No two negotiations are the same. Political (internal or external), economic, environmental, and a variety of other factors will present themselves in different ways in different negotiations. You cannot control these variables, no matter how talented a negotiator you are. What you can influence, and control is how you prepare for the pending negotiation, how you present yourself as a negotiator, and how you offer acceptable solutions that, ultimately, work for all parties.

Event Presenter(s)

Joanna Shea and Scott Tillema
The Negotiations Collective

About the Event

This full-day workshop, split over 2 days, will be delivered interactively over Zoom, providing worskshop attendees with relevant research, case studies, and role-playing scenarios via breakout rooms focused on:

  • Strategic networking
    • Why building mutually beneficial relationships are critical to successful negotiations.
    • How to initiate, build, and maintain these critical networks.
    • Case studies, role playing, and discussions will be used in this portion of the workshop.
  • Conflict management
    • Controlling your emotions and resolving differences.
    • Case studies, role playing, and discussions are required.
  • Negotiation styles
    • Role play to identify one’s natural negotiation style.
    • Learn about the different types of negotiation styles.
  • Persuasion and influence strategies
  • Negotiation strategies
    • The ZOPA (zone of possible agreement), BATNA (best alternative to no agreement), anchoring, the first offer conundrum and several other strategies will be reviewed.
    • Case studies, role playing, and discussions.

Special Course Features

Participants will be placed into breakout rooms to discuss case studies. Each will be asked to engage in a role play with their negotiations partner/partners. A high degree of participation is required.


Joanna Shea and Scott Tillema

The Negotiations Collective

Joanna Shea has over 17 years of commercial and project negotiations experience in the natural resource, utilities, and infrastructure sectors. During that time, has led over $2 billion worth of acquisitions, divestments, and contract negotiations. She has project managed and negotiated agreements linked to over $1 billion in capital projects in both Canada and the United States and held senior leadership roles in negotiations, project management, resource development, and organizational restructuring. Joanna has a B.Com. from St. Francis Xavier University, is a graduate of British Petroleum’s intensive in-house Conflict and Negotiations training course, holds a Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership from Cornell University and a Graduate Certificate in Negotiations from the Harvard School of Business. She is a co-founder of the Negotiations Collective.

Scott has 19 years of law enforcement experience in the United States and is an active Lieutenant with an agency in the Chicago area. In 2007, he was trained by the FBI in the hostage and crisis negotiations. He worked as a negotiator with one of the largest SWAT teams in the U.S. for 7 years and has been teaching crisis negotiation for 10 years. He has studied negotiation at the Harvard University Program on Negotiation, at IMD Business school and continues to receive training from the world’s top hostage negotiators. In 2016, Scott was invited to give a TEDx talk titled “The Secrets of Hostage Negotiators” which has received over 1 million views to date. Scott is a Senior Associate with the Negotiations Collective.