Overcoming resistance and gaining buy-in are challenges faced by everyone. The education of design professionals rarely includes the critical skills of communication and negotiation. We can and should learn these valuable skills that make us more successful and less frustrated: skills that support all aspects of our life, sustainability in particular. Whether it’s a typical design challenge or a conversation with your client about LEED, Living Building Challenge, or Net Zero, we can be much more successful if we learn how to approach the conversation without just trying to convince someone else of our perspective! This workshop provides fundamental skills training (such as interest-based dialogue) through exercises and applied learning that will be immediately useful in daily work situations.