Capitalising on skills learnt in Stages 1 and 2, Stage 3 of the ENS International Professional Negotiation & Influencing program challenges participants to demonstrate their powers of persuasion and superior negotiation capability. This fast-paced, advanced program encourages on-the-spot practice of ENS concepts and principles integral to achieving successful outcomes.

Specific coaching sessions will assist individuals by focusing on complex interactions. This advanced program is ideally suited to professionals who are required to operate at high-end, high-risk negotiation situations.

Selected Stage 3 graduates are offered the opportunity to join with a negotiation professional at the ENS International negotiation forum. Meeting regularly, forum members are encouraged to contribute to the detailed strategy being developed for newsworthy high-stakes negotiations. The forum experience provides insights and learning opportunities in the development and implementation of high-stakes negotiations.

People retire very differently today, the traditional view of withdrawing from the workforce has changed. People no longer work for 30 or 40 years and then stop all forms of work and sit at home. Most people retire out of a full-time working environment into other new environments. Retirement is no longer the final stage in a career; some choose to take up part- time work, some work as a volunteer (called bridge employment) and some un-retire, returning to work after a period of retirement.

In Australia, about 38% of people over the age of 45 are retired, with women retiring slightly earlier than men and in slightly larger numbers. However, there is still a large percentage of the population that are “intending never to retire”, with approximately 13% of people in the workforce falling into this category.

There are also a large number of people, mainly women, who return to work after retiring. The most common reasons for returning to work were due to financial needs or because they were bored or needed something to do. This highlights the importance of not only planning financially, but also socially and mentally.

This workshop offers an introduction to adults approaching retirement, and wanting to effectively plan for it.

A goal. An ambition. A dream?

“This might work.
This might not work.
But something will happen.
And whatever happens, you can figure out what to do with that…” (Seth Godin, 2014)

What you start hoping for, might not be what you finish getting. It won’t be a straight road. You wouldn’t trust it, if it was. The marathon runner expects to be tired. No-one ever wrote the book “Olympic Gold without the pain?” Pain and discomfort is good. Our senses are intact. The alcoholic became addicted because the hangover wasn’t bad enough. Numbing the symptoms is like breaking the dial.

Face the truth. Action precedes clarity.
You don’t have to refine the goal yet, you just have to decide to do something about the pain.

And then… what if you ended up getting something far better than you had a right to dream of?? Further down the road than you thought possible? Start something. See what happens.

What if you slept, and what if in your dream, you dreamed.
And what if in your dream, you went to heaven and there picked a strange and beautiful flower.
And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand.
Ah what then?                                                                                                         Samuel Taylor Coleridge