Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Lecture: Negotiating with Difficult People
Professor Wade will present the findings of his paper entitled «Negotiating with Difficult People.» The paper suggests a working description of a «difficult person,» then describes some of the well known behaviours of such labelled people. Thirdly, it sets out five overlapping causes of such behaviours and finally, suggests a toolbox of responses when negotiating with each «type» of cause and person.
Professor Wade has professional expertise and interest in the areas of negotiation, family law, mediation and legal education. He has worked as an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Sydney (Australia), Faculty of Law Osgoode Hall (Toronto), University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) and University of Calgary (Alberta). Professor Wade has authored over 100 articles and books, and has taught over 300 negotiation and mediation courses around the world. He has worked as a mediator since 1987 and has mediated a wide variety of disputes.