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Negotiating Skills – Soft Skills Training Workshop (November 2023)


Enhance your negotiating skills with Sonya Meekel in an online workshop on Wednesday, 29th November. Learn about negotiation strategy, styles, handling difficult situations, tactics, deadlocks, communication, and body language.

This workshop is suitable for APC trainees looking to gain experience in the Communication and Negotiating mandatory competency or professional members looking to upskill in this core area.

Completion of this workshop will earn 3.5 CPD hours.

*Kindly note this Negotiating Skills workshop will be delivered live only due to the interactive format of the training, a recording will not be available.

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Event Details

The Negotiating Skills workshop with Sonya Meekel is a half-day online workshop that aims to enhance your negotiating knowledge and skills. The workshop is designed to 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 is an industry expert with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. She is currently a lecturer in TU Dublin and has extensive knowledge and expertise in people management, soft skill development, and health and safety.

CPD Hours:

SCSI member participants who complete the full workshop will have 3.5 CPD hours uploaded to their member record within 10 days of attending the workshop.

Other Workshops:

If you are eager to enhance your soft skills through additional training, we invite you to connect with us. By adding your name to our expression of interest list for upcoming offerings at education@scsi.ie and keeping an eye on our events calendar.


Date: 29 November 2023

Start time: 09:30 GMT

End time: 13:00 GMT

Venue: Online via Zoom

Phone: 01 644 5500

Email: education@scsi.ie

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