• Negotiating Skills – Soft Skills Workshop Series Autumn / Winter 2022

  • 01/11/2022

  • 09:30

  • 13:00

  • 3.5

  • ,, Online via Zoom

  • Did you know that our Autumn / Winter 2022 Soft Skills training programme ties directly into your APC by covering many of the mandatory competencies?

    Are you interested in improving your negotiating knowledge and skills, and fulfilling part of your Communication and Negotiating mandatory competency?

    Perhaps, you are keen to enhance your skills gained through your professional experience and want to upskill in this area to enhance your ability to secure negotiated agreements, a fundamental element of a successful business, and a regular part of a surveyor’s job.

    Then why not have a look at our upcoming Negotiating Skills workshop with Sonya Meekel this November.


    In this half day workshop, delivered by Sonya Meekel, you will learn about:

    • The negotiation process;
    • How to develop a negotiation strategy,
    • Bargain for agreement,
    • Close the deal,
    • And strengthen your ability to secure negotiated agreements that last.

    The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to enter into a negotiation situation with enhanced confidence and understanding.

    What will the course cover?

    • What are the characteristics of an effective negotiator?
    • Negotiation Styles – what is your style?
    • Options to handle intimidation and aggression,
    • Managing situations,
    • Key phrases / probing questions / tactics that can help,
    • How would you deal with a deadlock,
    • The power of Communication,
    • The value of recognising body language (signs of strength & weakness).


    Sonya Meekel MBA, MSc, M.A, P.G Dip.Proj Man, P.G Dip Ed, BSc Eng  C.Eng, M.I.E.I.,

    Sonya has over 20 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, and is currently a lecturer in TU Dublin.  She has previously worked as a Design Build Consultant Engineer, and a Project Manager. Sonya graduated from DIT with an honours degree in Structural Engineering, and has since continued her studies extensively, having recently completed a MBA with TU Dublin.


    The delivery of graduates to the Construction Industry prepared for the competitive world is an area of great passion for Sonya. The most recent research from her MBA was the Strategic Imperatives of Soft Skill Training and Development, which she has embedded into her role as Work Placement Coordinator for the Construction Management Programme within TU Dublin.  A passion for Sonya is ensuring that graduates entering the construction industry are fully prepared for its competitive and challenging environment.


    Sonya has a strong commitment to research and scholarly activity.  She lectures in Construction Management at TU Dublin, College of Engineering and Built Environment, where she specialises in People Management, Soft Skill Development and Health and Safety.

    CPD Hours: 3.5

  • SCSI Education Team

  • Education Team

  • 01 6445500

  • education@scsi.ie

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