Negotiation Skills

Management Concepts

How long?

  • 2 days

What are the topics?

Management Concepts

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About the course

Tactful and effective negotiation leads to positive outcomes that yield mutually beneficial solutions. By understanding others’ intentions and goals, you can develop creative solutions and recover stalled negotiations. You will apply negotiation skills and tactics to a variety of challenging situations that mirror real workplace scenarios.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and explain basic concepts associated with the practice of negotiation
  • Discover your own negotiation style and identify situations in which each style is most effective
  • Examine key elements of negotiation planning
  • Identify and implement key concepts and strategies related to Interest-Based Negotiation (IBN)
  • Examine how the concepts of power and need influence negotiation strategy and tactics
  • Assess how multi-party negotiations differ from two-party negotiations
  • Examine communication issues to enhance negotiations and foster positive professional relationships

Course Topics

Understand How Negotiation Works

  • Basic Negotiation Concepts
  • The Negotiation Process

The Negotiation Process

  • What Makes a Successful Negotiator?
  • Assessing Negotiation Styles

Planning for a Negotiation

  • Key Elements of Negotiation Planning
  • What Do You Hope to Achieve?
  • Negotiation Planning Checklist
  • Module Capstone: Negotiation Planning

Interest-Based Negotiation (IBN)

  • What is Interest-Based Negotiation?
  • IBN in Action
  • Module Capstone: The Burning Sailboat

Power, Needs, and Strategy

  • Power
  • Needs
  • Strategy and Tactics
  • Module Capstone: Strategies and Tactics

Multi-Party Negotiations

  • Two Parties vs. Multiple Parties
  • Module Capstone: Negotiation in a Meeting

Communicating Effectively to Enhance Negotiations

  • Understanding Communication Basics
  • Overcoming Communication Barriers
  • Recognizing Cultural Challenges

Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals who want to learn to negotiate agreements in a way that builds and maintains effective working relationships.

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Negotiation Skills at Management Concepts


May 7—8, 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States


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