Leadership Skills for the Senior HR Professional: Mastering the Art of Negotiation

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
Learn how to effectively negotiate with any CEO, vendor or employee through a step-by-step process that creates a win-win scenario for all parties.

If you think negotiating skills are only for salespeople, think again—every work relationship entails some negotiation. While often linked to sales or business, negotiation actually pervades all aspects of a senior HR professional's work life. You have to negotiate to succeed in all of these situations: trying to increase your company's productivity levels; considering the expansion of product lines (and people); acquiring a competitor or being acquired; leading a team to increase employee engagement; attempting to get the best deal from your new benefits provider; and asking for your own well-deserved promotion. A successful negotiation isn't just about getting what you want at all costs. Rather, it's about engaging in a discussion to listen, learn and understand the other party’s goals and objectives, then finding a win-win scenario in which everyone benefits. This workshop takes the mystery out of negotiation by showing you how to create a step-by-step process whereby that can happen.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the eight critical pre-negotiation success factors from both sides’ perspectives: goals, trade-offs, alternatives, relationships, expected outcomes and consequences, balance of power, and win-win solutions.
  • Develop confidence and keep your emotions in check during a negotiation, even if the other side gets personal or nasty.
  • Set the stage for success and stay on track when parties start to filibuster.
  • Prepare to take the lead with practice negotiations.
  • Learn how and when to use five negotiation styles: avoid, accommodate, force, compromise and collaborate.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Valerie M. Grubb

Valerie M.

Valerie Grubb is the principal of Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., a WBEC-certified woman-owned business (WOB), which she founded after holding a succession of senior leadership roles within major corporations. Valerie is an author, keynote speaker, HR consultant and executive coach and trainer.

Valerie holds a mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University and an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. She is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Valerie’s book, Clash of the Generations: Managing in the New Workplace Reality (Wiley), offers strategies on effectively managing four generations in the office.

Additional Fee & Registration Required
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Session Type: 
Preconference Workshop
Business Acumen
Leadership & Navigation
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