Professional Development: Negotiation and Compromise

pa 748Take charge of your professional development!  Enroll in this skill building class through the College of Extending Learning.  All are welcome to enroll.  Our professional and personal lives involve an ongoing series of negotiations and compromises.  The principles that guide successful negotiations and productive compromises are critical to our success, to the success of our organizations and to the well-being of those whom we serve.  Successful practitioners possess and apply a blend of perceptual, persuasive, analytical, and interpersonal skills that we will examine carefully in this course. This course will start with the conceptual framework of negotiations and will then focus on specific skills and strategies designed to help you be an effective negotiator.

PA 748:  Negotiation and Compromise, 1 Unit Course
When:  9am-5:00pm on 10/27 & 11/10
Where: SF State’s Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Room 677
Instructed by Professor Bryan Montgomery
COST:  $395


More about the instructor
Bryan Montgomery has been the Oakley City Manager since 2005 and has over 25 years of local government experience. Prior to his appointment in Oakley, Bryan served as City Manager in Mesquite, Nevada and in Rupert, Idaho. He also served as Assistant City Manager in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and as an aide in the Mayor’s Office in Provo, Utah. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Government Relations from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a Master’s in Public Administration from BYU’s prestigious Marriott School of Management.

Bryan has been a valued member of many organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, International City Management Association (ICMA), International Hispanic Network, Rotary International, and the United Way; and has served on various committees within his church. He was named the Volunteers of Economic Development Alliance “Volunteer of the Year” in 2015, and in 2012 he received the League of California Cities’ Advancement for Diverse Communities Award.


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