Negotiating is a fact of life. It is one of the most important skills for all project managers in today’s global economy, and effective communication is the key to win/win negotiations.
Often, project managers have little or no formal authority over their stakeholders. Therefore, they must develop and use their negotiating and communicating skills to manage their projects successfully. Communicating involves verbal, non-verbal, written, formal and informal types of communications among many stakeholders with diverse interests. Virtual teams and multi-generational workplace is now a reality that poses distinct communication and negotiation challenges in managing project teams. Following from this, culture and cultural diversities play an important part in communicating and negotiating effectively.
In this workshop, you will understand the dynamics of inter personal communication, barriers to successful communication and remedial actions, and practical strategies to communicate effectively in different cultures and work environments to reach win/win solutions. You will learn practical strategies to negotiate effectively by focusing on interests instead of on positions and generating mutually beneficial options. Discover how to negotiate and communicate effectively with your project stakeholders to meet project objectives and build better working relationships to achieve win/win solutions in a global economy.
Using lectures, case studies, discussions, examples, group exercises and facilitated discussions, participants will gain practical skills to:
This workshop is appropriate for anyone &mdash at all experience levels &mdash who needs to lead projects in a global economy, manage stakeholders with different cultures, build relationships, negotiate successfully and work with others on global projects to achieve results while minimizing unwanted surprises.
There is no prerequisite for this course.
You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises, and suggested solutions.