Power and Participation in Negotiations is a three-part training focused on the shift to transparent, big, and open negotiations, and how this approach can build power in your workplace and beyond.
This course will be led by O4P lead trainer Jane McAlevey, who has spent her life applying this approach in hard negotiations. The result? Not only do workers win stronger contracts, but they emerge better able to enforce the contracts they win. And the process of doing so serves as invaluable political education, clarifying the sides and stakes of class struggle.
Power and Participation in Negotiations will take place on three Saturdays in October – 1, 15, and 29 – with each session lasting two hours starting at 18:00 CET (find your starting time here). Why Saturdays? Because having one single daily session provides the best chance for organizers from across the world to join together in this ground-breaking discussion.
This advanced course is open exclusively to groups of 10+ people who have either previously taken an O4P or equivalent course, or who have otherwise engaged in structure-based organizing that adheres to our tradition and approach.
This course, unlike our Core Fundamentals training, does require reading. It will function as a dynamic online global reading group, presuming that your group has met once prior to 1 October to start discussing the preface and introduction to the report, and that your group will follow along as we move through other chapters, discussing them together over the course of October. Each of our three sessions will involve interactive participation, and participants will leave with a concrete understanding of how to shift their work to winning more.