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Negotiation Skills Fundamentals

This course focuses on effective negotiation techniques to be successful in different situations and with people holding different levels of power. The course evaluates how…

Certificate None
Duration 2 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Languages English

What is included in Negotiation Skills Fundamentals

Course Description

This course focuses on effective negotiation techniques to be successful in different situations and with people holding different levels of power. The course evaluates how negotiations impact the organizations and ourselves. Reflect on the different outcomes that can be achieved through negotiation and understand which outcomes are acceptable for the intended objectives. Finally participants reflect on the influencing process and how one can achieve things without having the authority or power.

Each module has been carefully selected based on the intake and skills gaps of the specific audience. After a brief introduction, participants are given 1 to 2 minutes to introduce themselves, practicing their presentation and communication skills (if the intake has included the requested video, this introduction will only be 1 minute).

Course Information

Certification: None

Duration: 2 Days

Domain: Process Improvement

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom


Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware



Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define negotiation and influencing stages and how to do so effectively
  • Understand different aspects of negotiating: persuasion, manipulation, assertiveness, rationalisation, active listening
  • Understand individuals and organisations’ attitude, behaviour and culture. What each party expects, dealing with emotions and resistance.
  • Power play: who is in control and how to change it – tactics and coordination of power. The importance of knowledge.
  • Understand communication strategies, effective , verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Orchestrating a plan, positioning, anticipating problems, managing conflicts, and approaching others for help.
  • Understand interpersonal skills, the importance of self-awareness, adapting expectations and resilience.
  • Understand results, risk assessment, damage control, keeping good relationships, win-win outcomes.

Course Outline

Before we Begin

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Purpose/Inspiration
  • Course Dynamics
  • Intake/Results/Wordweb

What is Negotiation?

  • Stages Involved
  • Skills Required
  • Importance of Competent Negotiation
  • Bargaining Styles: Adversarial and Cooperative
  • Video (Pre-class assignment): Introduction to Negotiation Skills – Activity

Planning for Negotiation

  • Structure of Negotiation
  • Identifying Ideal, Realistic and Fallback positions
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Video #2 – The Negotiator



  • Applying a Range of Negotiating Techniques
  • Maintaining a Positive, Continuing Relationship
  • Measuring the Success of Negotiation
  • Defining and Arriving at Win-Win
  • Video 3# – The Orange Quarrel and/or Exercise/Role play: The $2 game



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