Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program
Develop powerful negotiating skills for a range of situations in a rigorous program combining hands-on simulations with research-based discussions.
In this intensive program led by Stanford GSB faculty, you’ll spend most of your time actively negotiating with fellow classmates — all experienced business leaders from around the globe.
This isn’t just about the theoretical. It’s about learning from successes and failures and building practical skills you can take back to your workplace. You’ll learn how to get more of what you want, find out how to influence without authority, and know when it’s wise to walk away.
At Stanford GSB, we look beyond cases. We rely on empirically validated research to give us insight into the art and science of negotiation. Then, we use those findings to build effective frameworks for successful negotiations. You’ll examine the social psychology and economics of influence and delve into complex deal negotiations involving cultural differences, coalitions, and ethical challenges.
Key BenefitsPut negotiation theory into practice, and build frameworks you can use to exert influence and get more of what you want in the workplace and beyond.
- Rethink your approach to negotiation — changing your aims from adversarial to collaborative, from winning to problem-solving.
- Develop powerful, practical strategies to improve your influence and effectiveness in one-to-one, multiparty, and multi-issue negotiations.
- Gain advanced negotiation and dispute resolution strategies, including skills to use when negotiations break down.
- Develop skills and strategies to advance reciprocal influence for mutual gain.
- Learn highly effective methods of interpersonal influence and persuasion.
- Build frameworks that emphasize a rational and ethical approach to negotiation.
- Gain a global perspective by negotiating with your fellow participants: experienced business leaders from around the world.
Who Should Attend
- Executives or senior managers from any industry, any organization, and any functional area
- Participants who conduct at least some of their daily business in English and can therefore keep pace with this highly interactive program
04 Oct 2020 – 09 Oct 2020
Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.
21 Aug 2020
The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.
Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.
Certificate of completion
byStanford Graduate School of Business
Learn more about faculty director Margaret Neale’s approach to the essential yet complex world of influence and negotiation.
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