The Art of Negotiation: Closing the Deal


The National Organizing Project Presents: A Teleconference and Webinar

  • March 19, 2019; 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern

Negotiation is often referred to as an art form because there are many creative, nuanced ways of getting to your end goal: closing the deal.

This webinar / teleconference will highlight some techniques and explore some creative ways of getting at the compromise that allows for a win-win situation.

Target Audience: This presentation is open to all CIL and SILC staff members, directors, board members, and all other interested parties. All are encouraged to attend.

Registration Fee: This presentation is free for NCIL members to attend and $25 for non-members, but we do need you to register prior to the event.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to research your opponent
  2. How to package your agenda
  3. When and how to compromise


Dawn Russell is an organizer in Denver, Colorado, the home of ADAPT. She is also a board member for the Atlantis Community. Dawn and Gang have their entire Delegation as Cosponsors of the Disability Integration Act (S117/HR555). Senator Gardner was the first Republican on the Senate bill.

Candace Coleman, a black disabled woman from the South Side of Chicago, is the Racial Justice Community Organizer at Access Living. She works closely with disabled people affected by the criminal justice system to spearhead community organizing around the intersection of racial and disability justice. She has spoken around the country, and her pioneering work has been featured in recent news stories by the BBC, WBEZ, Newsy, and The Chicago Defender. She was named ADAPT Woman of the Year in 2018, 35 Under 35 by Chicago Scholars in 2017, served as Master of Ceremonies for the Chicago Disability Pride Parade in 2014 – 2017, and received the Van Heck award for outstanding leadership and service in the disability community.