How did your negotiation strategy assist you during the Negotiation Simulation?

How did your negotiation strategy assist you during the Negotiation Simulation?

Negotiation Simulation 2 – Roles

There are 10 roles in total, including Chair (Japan)

Your Workshop tutor will play the role of Chair of the group.

The other 9 roles (for students) include countries and non-government organisations


  1. Brazil (country)
  2. Canada (country)
  3. China (country)
  4. European Union (country)
  5. Tanzania/African Group (country)
  6. United States of America (country)
  7. The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (‘AMAP’), (NGO)
  8. Mercury Free Future (‘MFF’), (NGO)
  9. World Coal Power Association (‘WCPA’), (NGO).

As stated above, each student in each workshop is to select a role – this will be completed in

Week 9.

Where there are more than 10 students per workshop, it is permissible for 2-3 students


However, the written assessment task is to be completed on an individual basis (ie: it is NOT

a group submission).

The Simulation will take place over your 2 workshops during Week 12 and Week 13. It is

compulsory that students attend in person to participate in the simulation.

In Week 9, all students will be provided with documents that are made available to everyone

– General Instructions and the International Mercury Assessment (which is a scientific

assessment). You must read and understand the content of these documents thoroughly.

Once your role is confirmed, you will be provided with a document that provides Confidential Instructions for your role. You must keep this information confidential, however you may discuss this document with students assigned to the same role. You must also read and understand the content of this document thoroughly. Remember, you will need to develop a Negotiation Strategy for the role that you are playing (your strategy is part of your written submission for this assessment task). The development of the strategy also aims to assist you in your participation as a constructive negotiator.

The written submission is an Individual Negotiation Strategy in relation to the role that you

play in Negotiation Simulation 2, together with some specific questions that must be

addressed in your submission after you have conducted the negotiation simulation (see


Together with your negotiation strategy, your written submission should also answer the

following questions:

  • How did your negotiation strategy assist you during the Negotiation Simulation?
  • What were the main barriers you saw to creating consensus in this Simulation? How

do you think this translates in the real world?

  • What is your evaluation of the outcome of the negotiation?
  • What did the results (including the outcome) suggest about the key obstacles to

effective international negotiation and multi-party negotiation in general?

The word limit for your individual written submission for Negotiation Simulation 2 is 2500

words (maximum).



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