How do you negotiate for the best results? Our three-day programme Effective Negotiating Skills provides you with the essential negotiation knowledge and skills you need to negotiate effectively in business.
Even when a deal is not optimal for all parties, a negotiator often still focuses on haggling over the price. But under financial constraints, even the most effective negotiator strives to achieve integral deals to meet everyone’s business needs, and deliver real value rather than just a good price. This approach builds effective business relationships and respect, and the key words are ‘needs’, ‘value’, and ‘relationship’, or in short NVR.
Business change and training specialist Paul Hazell will lead you through this intensive and practical workshop, developed by RSM Executive Education, to boost your negotiation skills. You will explore how you can find alignment when negotiating integral deals, identify how to improve your styles and negotiation techniques, and practise in simulated negotiating scenarios to build your confidence in the NVR approach.
You will benefit from the Effective Negotiating Skills programme if you are a:
Negotiator in sales, business development, procurement, or finance
Professional in a specialist department such as HR, IT or marketing who has to negotiate externally with suppliers or internally with internal clients
This programme has helped me to be a more critical listener and to create more balanced deals for both the customer and my company. RSM provides a very balanced mix of theory with practical and realistic cases, helping me to get better acquainted with using different negotiation styles, and become more conscious of factors which can influence the negotiation process. The combination of RSM’s high standards in terms of the programme material, the teacher's professionalism and the fellow students made it a great and inspirational three-day learning experience.
Martijn Visscher, account director, Adnovate
Being a first-time founder of a tech start-up after a long career in engineering created new challenges and opportunities to learn new skills. I researched the executive education market and chose RSM as the best school for my needs. Paul Hazell is an excellent teacher, and ‘Effective Negotiating Skills’ is based on practical exercises with plenty of opportunities to learn and have fun. This course instantly changed the way I negotiate with our clients and business partners. I plan to take my next course at RSM very soon.
Pini Reznik, co-founder and CTO at Container Solutions
Although I spent a lot of time negotiating, I realised that implementing the strong negotiation framework with key principles, combined with a small change in behaviour, can have a big impact. The case studies and personal feedback during RSM’s Effective Negotiating Skills programme gave me clear insights in my negotiations skills. I also enjoyed the multicultural atmosphere.
Patrick Claessen, senior participations manager, RWE/Essent
During the Effective Negotiating Skills Programme you will learn from Paul Hazell MEd MCIPD ACIB. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.
Paul Hazell is a business change and training specialist with more than 30 years of experience as trainer, facilitator and consultant. He specialises in negotiation skills and executive coaching, and trains managers to enable others to become confident in changing work environments. Paul has worked in international banking, trade and corporate finance. He has taught at Management Centre Europe, the Executive Leadership Foundation in Brussels, The American University in Cairo and Manchester Business School. He has a master of education in training and development from the UK, is an associate of The Chartered Institute of Banking, and a member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
14 - 16 March 2023. This session is fully booked *
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* Please contact our programme advisor Manjeet Kaur to be placed on the waiting list.
The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam.