The goal of any negotiation event is to identify an agreeable solution for both parties. If the solution were simple or straightforward, mostly likely negotiation wouldn’t be needed. So it can be safe to assume that if you’re negotiating, you’re most likely dealing with disagreements and conflicting viewpoints with others. A proven method to help reach a good solution for both parties is to identify and agree upon criteria or a set of standards to evaluate all potential agreements. This agreed upon criteria is used to objectively determine if the solution is reasonable, appropriate, and good for everyone involved. It helps avoid the situation where personal emotions and opinions impact the evaluation of the solution. Objective criteria provide the rationale and unbiased opinions individuals need to reach a successful resolution. By completing this course, you will know how to use objective criteria to evaluate proposed agreements. Course Result: Use objective criteria to evaluate proposed agreements.
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.