This two-day workshop will help teach participants:
- How often we all negotiate and the benefits of good negotiation skills.
- The importance of preparing for the negotiation process, regardless of the circumstances.
- The various negotiation styles and their advantages and disadvantages.
- Strategies for dealing with tough or unfair tactics.
- Skills in developing alternatives and recognizing options.
- Basic negotiation principles, including BATNA, WATNA, WAP, and the ZOPA.
What is Negotiation?
To begin, participants will explore the different types of negotiation (including positional bargaining) and the phases of negotiation.
The Successful Negotiator
Next, participants will explore key attributes of a successful negotiator.
Preparing for Negotiation
During this session, participants will learn the elements of preparing for negotiation: identifying your fears and hot buttons; doing research into your issues and the opponent’s issues; and preparing your WAP, BATNA, WATNA, and ZOPA.
The Nuts and Bolts
This session will give participants some tips on preparing their documentation and choosing a place for the negotiation.
Making the Right Impression
Next, participants will learn the importance of self-presentation during the negotiation, including small talk, attire, first impressions, and their handshake.
Getting Off to a Good Start
During this session, participants will explore how to establish common ground and how to use ground rules.
This session will look at how to exchange information and what to do if the negotiation gets off to a bad start.
The Bargaining Stage
Participants will learn six techniques for negotiating success. They will also have an opportunity to practice and observe these techniques through a role play.
Reaching Mutual Gain
Next, participants will learn about four obstacles to mutual gain and how to turn them into negotiation advantages.
Moving Beyond No
This session will look at ways to get past no and how to break an impasse, so that you can get to “yes.”
Dealing with Negative Emotions
During this session, participants will explore some ways to deal with negative behaviors during a negotiation.
Moving from Bargaining to Closing
Next, participants will learn how to tell when it’s time to move from the bargaining phase to the closing phase.
This session will discuss ways to build win-win solutions, achieve a sustainable agreement, and reach consensus.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.