Ku’ikahi Mediation Hosts Next Lunch Talk

April 7, 2019, 10:30 AM HST (Updated April 1, 2019, 2:19 PM)
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The nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center hosts a free talk on Thursday, April 18, 2019, as part of their “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” Brown Bag Lunch Series. Talks are third Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney located at 655 Kilauea Ave. in Hilo.

Julie Mitchell. Courtesy photo.

This month’s speaker is Julie Mitchell on the topic “The Art of Negotiation: Getting What You Want Through Collaborative Problem-Solving.”

“Do you want to effectively negotiate household chores; your salary, job title, or a promotion; or your next car or home purchase?” asks Mitchell. “Knowing what you want and how to ask for it is one of the first steps to becoming a skillful negotiator.”

In this interactive talk, learn some powerful negotiation techniques—including framing the ask, making offers and counteroffers, and sealing the deal.

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Mitchell grew up in Los Angeles, received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, and moved to East Hawai‘i in 1998. A Weinberg Fellow, she holds a certificate in Professional Development for Not-For-Profit Management from HCC and received a 2016 AIM For Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonprofit Management.  In addition to being Ku‘ikahi’s executive director, Mitchell is also a mediator, facilitator and trainer.

Ku‘ikahi’s Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, enjoy an informal and educational talk-story session, and meet others interested in “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”

For more information, contact Ku‘ikahi Program Coordinator Majidah Lebarre at (808) 935-7844 ext. 3 or [email protected], or go online.

This lunch-and-learn series is made possible thanks in part to funding from the Atherton Family Foundation, County of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Island United Way.

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