Instructions For Participants
Negotiation is deciding what you are willing to give to get something that you need or want. Be fair. Think of everyone’s needs in the situation.
- Think: What’s the actual problem you’re talking about? Say it out loud in one sentence.
- Think: What do you want most in the situation? What do you not want in the situation?
- Ask out loud: What does the other person wants from the situation?
- Make the first suggestion and say it out loud. If the person thinks it’s fair, they’ll probably agree.
- Rethink it. If they say “No”, it’s okay if you have to ask a different way. It’s okay to ask a few more times.
- Agree to a compromise, so you both get parts of a deal you both want.
- When you agree, make a promise and say it out loud, write it down, tell someone else about the deal. Keep your end of the bargain.
Modified Source: Beth Marks, J. S. (2010). Health Matters: The Exercise Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.