Undertake negotiations

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PSPGEN049, 'Undertake negotiations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Undertake negotiations' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Plan for negotiation

1.1 Clarify the purpose of the negotiation and the issue/s under consideration with affected personnel and through analysis of all related information.

1.2 Identify primary needs and desired outcomes of all parties.

1.3 Determine the organisation's position in consultation with senior personnel, and devise a negotiation approach based on an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the position.

1.4 Collect, analyse and organise information relating to the negotiation, including any precedents.

1.5 Agree upon timeframe and logistics, develop a negotiation plan and communicate to other staff, if any, involved in the negotiation team.

2. Conduct negotiation

2.1 Agree upon the issue/s under consideration and the negotiation process to be used with all parties and document.

2.2 Use negotiation techniques to persuade the other party of the strength of the argument in favour of the organisation's position.

2.3 Modify the negotiation plan if necessary to respond to contingencies.

2.4 Select and use techniques for dealing with conflict or deadlocks in accordance with the negotiation plan and the progress of the negotiation.

2.5 Discuss options for resolving the issue and determine the acceptability of these to the parties.

3. Finalise negotiation outcomes

3.1 Reach an agreed conclusion, document and obtain sign-off by the parties.

3.2 Report negotiation outcomes and debrief stakeholders if required.

3.3 Determine any further action required as a result of agreement and action.

3.4 Review the negotiation process and outcomes, and document lessons learnt for future use.