Participants learn to unleash their negotiation power. In this highly interactive case study driven Contract Negotiation Skills seminar, the emphasis is on the process of negotiating the contract itself—the legal document that governs the business relationship between the parties. The course highlights the practices that world class business managers must be aware of when negotiating contracts, and how to avoid the pitfalls of simple contract terms and conditions. Through a series of case studies participants learn an easy to use process approach to building successful contract driven relationships. The participants learn and display all the key considerations and steps involved in planning, conducting, and documenting contract negotiations. Real-world case studies based on current construction, engineering, and advanced procurement examples expose the participants to perspectives of both buyers and sellers and how to maximize their position in real life situations.

Strategies, tactics, and counter-tactics for improving Contract Negotiation Skills are discussed and the terms and conditions of when to use them and when to merely neutralize them is emphasized. Practical exercises teach participants how solid analysis of business and project risks during business development can translate into successfully negotiated contracts. Learning how to analyze terms and conditions, how to recognize potentially risky and unacceptable terms, and how to negotiate successful deals by overcoming obstacles are introduced in a measurable format. The course includes proven best practices used by successful companies worldwide. This data is based on the Conference Board’s propriety data by specific engineering, construction, major oil companies and oil service related firms. 

On-Site Negotiation Training is generally tailored (free of charge) to your specific needs and your organizations needs. This interactive training workshop can be delivered on-site at a time and location of your choice.

Participants will learn to:

  • Maximize the effectiveness of participants who must negotiate in strategic, tactical, telephone and face-to-face contract issue based negotiation situations

  • Increase profits through well-planned and executed collaborative negotiations

  • Minimize conflict and deadlocks by providing participants with the skills necessary to handle win-win negotiations

  • Coordinate the process of negotiation and documentation within the organization

  • Integrate learned skills with the client and participants behaviors to enhance personal effectiveness as negotiators

  • Change the focus from negotiation tactics to planning and strategy while reinforcing key corporate values

  • Increase confidence of your employees in using an established contract process

  • Participants will become more secure as negotiators through successful practice and extensive feedback

  • Successfully enhance communications through the development of a common negotiation language

Class Size: 6-15 (Please note that we can increase the class size for private seminars)
Length: 2 days
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Negotiation Training Feedback:

"Very good class for those involved in contact negotiations as part of their job. Good information for those that need to understand the process."

Tom Stubbs, QC Lab Metrologist

Clayton, North Carolina

"This is by far the best training I have participated in during my professional career."

Lesley Shull

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