NPSIA-PT&D’s program in Negotiation – with streams in Intergovernmental (Federal, Territorial and Provincial) and International bargaining – features the Sage Bargaining method developed by our trainers Dr. Michael Dolan and Dr. Brian Tomlin.  The Sage Bargaining method is an analytical tool created to assist in the establishment of priorities, assess value trade-offs, manage the negotiation process, build coalitions and manage critical stakeholder communication. The program demonstrates the use of various approaches and techniques employed in negotiating, including the selection and application of appropriate strategies and tactics. Analytical and negotiating skills are applied directly in simulated negotiations, and concrete analytical tools are provided for subsequent use in monitoring and managing complex intergovernmental and international affairs.

New!!! Negotiation Skills

Join us for this 1-day, online workshop delivered over two consecutive morning sessions.  Visit the workshop page here.
Location: online

Up-coming dates:

  • October 27 and 28, 2021

Location: online

Learn more here.

Intergovernmental and International Negotiation

The Professional Certificate in Intergovernmental and International Negotiation

Up-coming dates:

  • Fall 2021 Program: Part 1 – November 2 and 3, 2021, Part 2 – November 16 and 17, 2021.
  • Winter 2022 Program: Part 1 – February 22 and 23, 2022, Part 2 – March 8 and 9, 2022.

Location: online

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The Executive Certificate in Intergovernmental and International Negotiation

Available on a custom basis only.  Please contact the director at