Each day we negotiate. We negotiate with our fellow students on who will cover which part of the assignment. We negotiate with our partner on where we’re going to eat this evening. We even negotiate with ourselves about whether we’re going to the fitness this evening or spend the time watching tv instead.
Yet the far majority of people are unsure on how to approach a negotiation. For something that’s so important in our lives, “winging it” just doesn’t cut it. Within LCM SA you will learn how to handle a negotiation in such a way that both parties will leave the negotiating table better off than before.
LCM SA is an interfaculty student association that takes pride in cultivating an integrative and ethical manner of negotiation. However, LCM SA concerns so much more than attending weekly workshops. It is about educating yourself and others and about friendships. By sharing the same interest with people from several distinctive backgrounds, you learn so much about not only negotiation but about people in general in a multidisciplinary way. That is what LCM SA stand for, uniting students and challenging each other.
Although you can learn
about negotiation and mediation in books and lectures at the university, in
daily life situations and negotiations it is a whole different story to act
accordingly. You might know everything about it, but if you do not actually put
yourself in a situation and apply it, that knowledge is all for nothing. LCM SA
is the perfect place to learn and sharpen those negotiation and mediation
skills in a close group of friends.
Although entering into conflict may seem disadvantageous at first glance, it is also the first step to resolving it. Thus, conflict is inevitable but instead of digging trenches and being headstrong, it is better to negotiate and hear what the concerns of the other party are.