Business and commercial

Negotiation skills

Develop a range of skills to achieve win-win outcomes in various types of negotiations

2 days

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Negotiation skills
£1,095.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,350.00 Plus vat


Develop a range of skills to achieve win-win outcomes in various types of negotiations

Negotiation is one of the common threads that happens at every level, internally and externally across the workplace. It can range from project timelines, salary increases, appraisals, conflict, suppliers, contracts to cross-cultural collaboration. Learning to negotiate is crucially important to engineers at every level who are looking to progress.

Understanding how to set SMART objectives will support you in getting clear about your goals and what you are trying to achieve at the outset.
Keeping win-win as a desired outcome where possible is more likely to drive success and build lasting relationships with the other party.

Practical engineering case studies and group-based negotiation scenarios will give you the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on your style and communication. The workshop will help you to identify variables, appreciate the value of preparation and consider strategy and tactics, all of which are essential to achieve positive results.

Who should attend?

Engineers and anyone new to negotiating or and those who would like to refresh and upgrade their existing skills. 

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to: 

• Define the goals of your negotiation
• Plan and prepare for the delivery of a successful negotiation
• Understand the need for developing Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA)
• Use variables to achieve your goals
• Understand the importance of a win-win approach for future business
• Appreciate the human factors in play during negotiation
• Identify and adapt your "natural" style
• Recognise common negotiation tactics and how to deal with them
• Recognise the differences and similarities in planning for Business-to-Business. negotiations and internal negotiations with colleagues
Contributes 14 CPD hours

A really useful course with roleplay, which adds value to the learning process. I would recommend IMechE members to attend this course.

David Beevers Xiros

Key topics

• The concept of negotiating
• Negotiation in a win-win environment
• Difference between negotiating and selling
• Individual behaviours, their effects and the situations in which they are most relevant and powerful 
• The generic negotiation process
• The concept of power in a negotiation
• The importance of emotional intelligence in the negotiation process
• Verbal behaviour, its role and to be able to differentiate good from bad.
• Hostile negotiation strategies and how to defend against them 
• Different styles in negotiating and be able to relate to one’s own style

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C, D and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Negotiation skills.

  • Andy Weber

    Andy Webber

    Andy is a professional facilitator with over 15 years of experience in coaching, mentoring, consulting and delivering training.
  • John Hattam

    John Hattam

    John has built a successful consulting business in both the private and public sectors, specialising in sales and marketing, product and customer development, and business planning.

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  • UK-Spec:
    C, D, E

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14-15 May 2024 Bring a colleague for free
10-11 Dec 2024 Bring a colleague for free
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