The discussion assignment for this week includes a review of the Key Assignment Outline completed by one of your classmates, as well as a substantial response to at least 1 other student.

The students will post an outline of their Key Assignment to the Discussion Board as part of their main post. The main post should include any necessary notes regarding the outline. Each student should complete at least 1 quality response to a classmate during the week using the 3-stage approach to identify the following:

  • What was done well

  • Weaknesses

  • Areas for improvement

    There is an expectation that grammar, spelling, punctuation, and format are correct and professional.

    Primary Task Response

    This week, you and your team completed the training sessions on developing the Negotiation Planning Strategy. The chief operations officer (COO) received positive feedback from your team about the direction and content of the training sessions. He has asked to review your completed training outline, and he may include these topics in the company-wide training plan.

    Post an outline of your Key Assignment to the Discussion Board as your main post. This should be the Negotiation Strategy Template that you have been preparing throughout the course. You should have the following sections of the template completed:

  • Purpose of Negotiation (Week 1)

  • Desired Outcome (Week 1)

  • Pertinent Information (Week 2)

  • Interests, Desires, and Motivations (Week 2)

  • Sources of Power (Week 3)

  • Walk-Away Alternatives (Week 3)

    Your first task is to post your Negotiation Strategy Template to the discussion area so that other students are able to review your plan. Attach your document to the main discussion post, and include any notes you feel are appropriate. The purpose of this assignment is to help improve the quality of the Key Assignment Draft you will complete next week.

    Respond to Another Student: Review at least 2 other students’ Key Assignment outlines, and provide meaningful feedback. Refrain from general feedback, such as simply stating “good job.” Your feedback to other students is most helpful if you not only point out weak areas but also offer suggestions for improvement. The best feedback takes a 3-stage approach to identify what was done well, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.