Effective Negotiation, Persuasion and Critical Thinking

Start Date: 3 Mar 2019
End Date: 7 Mar 2019
Duration: 5
Country: Sharm Alshaikh / Egypt

The Course

Alliances in business are a natural route for development but not all contracting relationships can truly be seen as alliances. A good, trusting and open relationship is essential for a long-term and successful alliance and this needs to be practiced by the negotiators involved.

Negotiation is inevitably at the heart of the every process to achieve what you want, whether in an agreement, bargaining for an item or closing a deal. At the end of each negotiation, the goal is to seek a win/win outcome an essential characteristic of long-lasting alliances.

This seminar provides an essential framework for effective negotiation which will be vital for building and exploiting an alliance - from building the relationship, critical thinking to prioritize goals (and awareness of possible ploys you may encounter along the way).

The Goals

At the end of the seminar, you will have:

         Developed a framework for analyzing current alliances and developed an effective plan and strategy for negotiations

         Practiced and developed skills for influencing others

         Gained confidence as a trusted negotiator

         Adopted appropriate behaviours for each negotiation stage to deliver results

         Successfully applied the principles of persuasion to any negotiation situation

         Recognized and countered the most common negotiating ploys

         Prioritized and planed your negotiation strategy through critical thinking

The Delegates

Those wanting to improve their ability to influence, persuade, negotiate and communicate with others effectively. Those who recognise that improving their negotiation skills is about being able to influence and persuade others that a win/win outcome is the key goal.

The Process

The seminar combines presentations with interactive practical exercises, supported by activities and case studies. Delegates will be encouraged to participate actively in relating creative leadership strategies to the particular needs of their workplace.

The Results

This seminar will help delegates to make an impact in the workplace for negotiating the best possible terms of an agreement for mutual benefits of the "alliance partners.

This seminar will enhance delegates understanding of Negotiation, and Influence to help them become more effective negotiators for long-term relationships and beneficial agreements.

The Core Competencies

Participants will develop the following competencies:

         Appreciate how an alliance can prosper from constructive relationships

         Discover how to effectively persuade and influence others

         Learn to apply the key elements of influence

         Utilize various communication skills to send convincing messages

         Be more knowledgeable of the communication styles of others

         Critical thinking to identify key objectives and results desired from the negotiation process

The Programme Content


Day One

Developing Alliances

         Characteristics of a strategic alliance effects of market dominance

         Culture and perception and effects in building alliances

         Building trust through communication and achieving results for the alliance (bearing in mind its "life cycle)

         Personality - strengths & weaknesses in negotiations

         Minimising communication blockers to maintain relationships

         Development review and action planning

Day Two

Influence & persuasion skills in managing the alliance

         Challenges of meetings group and individual strategies

         Positive influence of listening in challenging situations - good and bad news!

         Applying rules of influential presentations to maximize impact

         Maintaining compatible body language & using logic, credibility and passion

         Feedback and action planning

Day Three

Strategy in negotiation skills for partners and allies

         Steps in win/win negotiation

         The keys to collaborative bargaining in partnering

         Leverage: What it is and how to use it

         Negotiation tactics and ploys

         Dealing with difficult negotiators and barriers

         Ethics in negotiation

Day Four

Higher level negotiation skills for challenging situations

         Listening and responding to signals and informal information

         Recovering from reversals, errors and challenges

         Developing a climate of trust

         Higher level conversation techniques

         Concentrating action on the needs of alliance partners

Day Five

Maintaining alliances: critical thinking for decision making

         Gaining control and using information formal and informal

         Identifying sources and testing assumptions

         Framing the problem

         Decision making under pressure

         Reviewing strategic alliances and building personal action

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