Interest Based Bargaining

IBB is a collaborative approach to collective bargaining. Training in IBB is designed to provide negotiating teams with tools and techniques to improve communication and develop collaboration between the parties to obtain the best possible outcome in negotiations. During this joint training, the parties will learn the steps of interest based bargaining, practice techniques and use the IBB process. The program begins with one day of training in the skills and techniques used in the IBB process. The training continues with PERC mediators facilitating the initial negotiation sessions where the parties use IBB to develop ground rules, review standards, and work through the issues in bargaining. Training can be tailored to fit the needs of your bargaining team.

For more information about the IBB training or to discuss whether this training is right for you, please contact the training coordinator at (360) 570-7300 or by email to

To schedule this training, please fill out and submit the training request form.