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International Negotiation

“International negotiation offers the best conditions to train your negotiating skills realistically.”

Khaldoun Dia-Eddine, Desk for Middle East and Africa Business

Negotiating in an International Context

A variety of factors such as adequate communication, tactical negotiation skills, and correct behavior interpretation is crucial for the success of negotiations. In the international context, especially, detailed planning of the negotiation, including a definition of the desired result as well as goal-oriented mental and physical preparation, are major factors in a successful outcome. We help you to master these skills by creating tailor-made simulations of your negotiation situation.

The LAB Concept

The ZHAW School of Management and Law has been working successfully for years with customized simulation environments (labs), in which typical situations are tested and can be played out many times using different variants.

The Intercultural Negotiation Lab provides you with the opportunity to practice negotiations with individuals or whole teams in a realistic way. In keeping with your wishes, we will create a simulation based on genuine conditions or using a sample situation. Our experienced specialists monitor the simulation throughout, coach your employees, and offer detailed feedback following each practice session.

If desired, Intercultural Negotiation Lab trainers will explain the basic theory of negotiation techniques before the start of the simulation. In this way, your employees will be appropriately prepared for international negotiations, thereby contributing to successful business transactions.

Your Benefits

Flexible timeframe and location
According to specific customer requirements, the number of simulation days is agreed in advance. Ideally, training sessions should be as close together as possible, preferably consecutively. Sessions can be held on campus at the ZHAW School of Management and Law or any other suitable location (e.g., occupational training rooms, conference hotel, etc.). Simulations can be conducted in German or English.

According to your business needs, we adapt the training concept and discuss your goals, analyze the negotiation situation being addressed, and evaluate the professional competence of the participants. Following this, we prepare the negotiation scenarios, assemble a team of specialist trainers, and prepare your employees for the tasks ahead. After the simulation, a detailed evaluation of the goals achieved takes place, and feedback sessions are conducted.

Costs will depend on your specific requirements. Please contact us for a quotation without obligation.

The Benefits

For the Company:
– Increased chances of success in difficult negotiations
– Attractive cost-benefit ratio
– Tailor-made training environment
– Sustainable learning effect

For Participants
– Increased international negotiation skills
– Increased confidence in handling international negotiations
– Optimum psychological and physical preparation for negotiations