Who should attend
The Oxford Programme on Negotiation is suitable for both individuals and teams. It is designed for senior executives with an average 10+ years experience, from private, public and non-profit sectors.
The profile of participants varies widely, including CEOs, directors, senior civil servants, military officers, political and educational leaders, officials of multilateral organisations, NGO executives and senior managers.
About the course
Realise your full potential as a negotiator
Develop deep insights into what is really going on during negotiations. You will analyse complex case studies and practise what you learn through role-plays based on Oxford and other simulations. This will enable you to develop a robust framework for successful future negotiations.
Working with experienced faculty and tutors, you will take an objective look at your own negotiating style, reflect on past negotiations and experiment with new approaches.
Participants come from a wide range of geographical, cultural and organisational backgrounds, bringing a very real and valuable diversity to the debate. Exchanging ideas and experiences with a diverse group of participants, as well as a range of practitioners and academics, will help you understand negotiating across cultures and different perspectives.
- Understanding decision-making in negotiations - how to negotiate rationally in a non-rational world
- Group decision-making in negotiations
- Negotiating in multi-party situations
- Communicating persuasively in negotiations
- Negotiating in a changing environment
- Trust and ethics in negotiation
- Negotiating successfully across cultures
- The significance of context and negotiations within organisations
- Evaluate your skills and develop a plan to maximise your potential
- Work with tutors to understand your own negotiating style
- Master subconscious biases
To your business
- Approach multi-party and multi-cultural negotiations with confidence
- Gain co-operation and reach consensus
- Achieve better results with all stakeholders
Owen Darbishire is the Rhodes Trust Associate Professor in Management Studies (Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations) at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Sue Cormack Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Owen is known internationally for his research examini...
Michael Gates is Vice Chairman of Richard Lewis Communications. He is an internationally recognised teacher and writer on cross-cultural management, and a regular speaker at corporate and government events. Michael has been with Richard Lewis Communications since 1990 and his earlier roles inclu...
Paul is Programme Director of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation, which he has helped to design and develop since its inception in 2004. Paul has also been a tutor on the programme and he teaches a class on negotiation and stakeholder management. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the field...
Tim Cullen is the founder of the Oxford Programme on Negotiation, on which he teaches. An experienced practitioner and teacher on all aspects of negotiation, Tim has taught on various programmes at Saïd Business School and he is a visiting professor at the Guanghua School of Management, Peking U...
Michele is a founding partner and executive director of Co-Dev, Inc., a global service provider specialising in negotiation, facilitation, conflict resolution and leadership. Michele has been a senior negotiation trainer for over 15 years and teaches seminars and workshops in negotiation, confl...
Suzanne Williams is an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School where she teaches on the Oxford Programme on Negotiation. She is an experienced and internationally renowned hostage negotiator. As a London senior detective Sue was the Officer in Charge of both the Kidnap and the Hostage Crisis Ne...
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