From 7 to 8 September 2016 a seminar on negotiating skills was held in Ulaanbaatar, with 12 members who have experience in negotiating with the unions. The experienced DECP trainer Dirk Joosse presented the state of the art in negotiating, and held three Role Plays that were recorded on video. The participants were able to see and improve on the effectiveness of their behaviour in negotiating. They took a very active part in discussing and applying the information provided. MONEF Director and Vice-President Ganbaatar felt that the skills acquired could prove to be very useful in the coming spring season, give the dire state of the Mongolian economy, and the need to reduce government spending.