becoming an effective negotiator


Webinar Details

  • Title:
    Becoming an Effective Negotiator  
  • Date:
    Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Time:
    1 p.m. ET


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Becoming an Effective Negotiator  
Friday, May 11, 2012 
1 p.m. ET/ Noon CT/ 11 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. PT

The recording is not available to the general public.  For more information on the topic, please contact Dr. David Landis.

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Movement on issues, office work and even household chores can come to a standstill when compromise can’t be reached. Our guest speaker, a former state legislator and nationally recognized expert on communication skills, gives you insight on how to move from “no” to “yes.”


David Landis is the director of the Urban Development Department for Lincoln, Nebraska, a 28-year veteran of the Nebraska Legislature, an award winning teacher and skilled negotiator in the public arena. In the Legislature, he brokered agreements between labor and management, utilities and ratepayers, big banks and small banks, insurance companies and trial attorneys and other seemingly intractable foes. His skill has been developed at training seminars at Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Pepperdine and the University of Illinois.  He teaches lawyers and graduate public administrators at the University of Nebraska College of Law and the Department of Public Administration. He enjoys music, theater and doing a radio show on weekends.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.A.,Juris Doctor, a Masters of Public Administration, and a Masters in Regional and Community Planning.


Gene Rose is executive vice president of the strategic communications firm Marmillion + Company, where he assists clients with his experience as a national media director, video producer, speechwriter and journalist. He began his career as a reporter for newspapers in Michigan and Missouri. Following that, he spent nearly 15 years with the Missouri House of Representatives, where he led the legislative chamber’s public information activities. He later directed the National Conference of State Legislatures Communications Division. Members of the National Association of Government Communicators elected Rose to a two-year term as president in 2006. He’s been recognized for writing, video, speech writing and video awards by the National Newspaper Association, the Missouri Press Association, the National Association of Government Communicators and the Telly Awards.

This webinar is sponsored by the NCSL Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee.

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