Negotiation is an interactive communication process, with all parties seeking to achieve an optimal result. As a negotiation moves through its phases and more information is revealed, each party has an opportunity to weigh the costs and opportunities of particular courses of action. They look for possible alternatives that the other side can offer or accept. All parties are trying to shape the final agreement that will meet their own needs and the needs of other parties in a way that enables them to maximize benefits and minimize costs. A key toolkit for negotiators is a good set of influence skills.
In this program, participants approach negotiation as an opportunity to build agreements that are low in cost and high in value; agreements that will be implemented and sustained over time. They practice using the behavioral skills of influence to persuade the other party to negotiate with them, to elicit key information, to encourage others to disclose underlying needs, or to reveal the options that they are willing to offer, to gain acceptance of offers and commitment to implementation. Through understanding and managing the structure and tactics of negotiation and developing their influence skills, participants develop confidence and competence as negotiators.
The influence behaviors and skills are drawn from Exercising Influence™, our popular influence training program, and tailored for the unique needs of of leaders involved in negotiation.
As a participant, you will:
Influential Negotiation™ is a copyrighted program of Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc.