Advanced Negotiation Skills

In this program, you’ll transition from a capable dealmaker to a master negotiator and learn how to build value for your organization. Going beyond basic negotiation tactics, this highly interactive program delves into strategic thinking and planning. You’ll learn how to drive success as a negotiator, whether you’re inking a high-stakes deal for your company or engaging in multiparty negotiations.

This fast-paced learning experience includes negotiation exercises, analysis of business cases, and discussion of challenges you may face at the bargaining table. You will develop more sophisticated negotiating skills, learn how to avoid common dealmaking pitfalls, and emerge prepared to conduct a wider range of complex negotiations with confidence.

You will benefit the most from this program if you have completed basic negotiation training like our complementary program, Negotiation Skills: Strategies for Increased Effectiveness. However, there are no prerequisites for this program.

Program Benefits

  • Design and execute more effective negotiation strategies
  • Improve outcomes involving multiple parties, issues, and agendas
  • Negotiate across international or cultural boundaries
  • Boost your bargaining power while creating value for all parties
  • Identify and eliminate barriers to success
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Orchestrating the negotiation process
  • Sequencing related deals
  • Aligning dealmaking and implementation phases
  • Building and managing coalitions across the negotiating process
  • Managing your team to gather constituent support
  • Choosing how and when to share new information
  • Deciding when to present new options for creating value

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for professionals with some negotiating experience who want to take their strategic skills to a higher level. It is especially helpful for those engaging in multiparty deals, international negotiations, or more complex deals.

Those in the following fields may find the program particularly beneficial:

  • Sales managers
  • Legal professionals, arbitrators, and mediators
  • Agents and brokers
  • Business owners
  • Politicians and public servants
  • Purchasing managers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Investors and venture capitalists

Program Information

Program Dates

October 23–24, 2019
Instructor Maurie Kelly

Class Times

Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.

Program Fee

2019 Program Fee: $2,850

Location

One Brattle Square
Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

Instructor

Maurie Kelly is a member of the research faculty and director of informatics at Pennsylvania State Institutes for Energy and the Environment and an instructor at the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. Kelly teaches courses in international business, negotiation and conflict resolution, strategic management, leadership, business administration, and information science. Her research focuses on informatics and technology, environmental topics, and crisis leadership, in particular leadership at times of extreme natural disasters. She holds a PhD in organizational development.

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