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Strategic Negotiations

Influence success. Create value.

Advance your negotiation skills, starting with the fundamentals and increasing the complexity by introducing issues, risk, ethical considerations and team and multiple-party negotiations.

I closed a deal that may have previously ended in an impasse by using a creative approach introduced by this program.

Brett Story | Co-Founder
LoHi Merchant Bank, Denver


Negotiation is the art and craft by which decisions are made, agreements reached and disputes resolved between two or more parties. While analytical skills are certainly helpful, you need a broad array of decision making and interpersonal skills if you want to negotiate successfully in any situation.

Rotman's Strategic Negotiations Program is designed to help you identify, implement and sharpen your negotiation skills, enabling you to confidently and comfortably ensure a successful resolution to the conflicts, problems and disagreements you have to mediate in your daily interactions.


The experiential, hands-on approach of this program makes each learning point more salient by providing you with shared examples that illustrate concepts, models and theories. Beginning with the fundamentals and starting with the simplest of negotiations (those involving two parties negotiating over one issue), negotiation exercises will increase in complexity by phasing in issues, risk, ethical considerations and team and multiple-party negotiations.


The program experience combines multiple modes of learning to accelerate the development of your negotiation skills.

  • Learning by doing: engaging in negotiation exercises where you'll have the opportunity to negotiate with peers and explore how effective different strategies can be.
  • Learning by example: being exposed to real-life events that offer instances of success and failure, using video and case studies.
  • Learning by self-insight: making self-assessments designed to explore the role of personality, ethics and culture in your willingness to use particular strategies, and how well you respond to strategies used by others.

Key Benefits

Not only will you be able to take stock of your progress while actively taking part in negotiating with others, you'll also receive self-assessments to offer a deeper understanding of your preconceptions, knowledge, skills and abilities in negotiating.

By the end of this program you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the success of a negotiation
  • Optimize the value you can gain when bargaining
  • Lead negotiating teams effectively
  • Communicate and persuade at the bargaining table
  • Influence success and create value in your organization

Post-Program Webinar

This program includes a post-program webinar hosted by the Academic Director. During the webinar, you'll review the key program concepts and have an opportunity to discuss the implementation of the program tools beyond the classroom setting with faculty and program participants.


This program has been approved for 28 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to address the broad spectrum of negotiation challenges traditionally faced by today's executives. Participants from a wide range of industry backgrounds and all functional areas are encouraged to attend.

Professionals who will benefit from this program are: 

  • Senior managers in functional units such as marketing, consulting, financial services, and entrepreneurship that require skills in bargaining and persuasion
  • Emerging leaders who want to increase their comfort-level when entering into negotiations
  • Experienced negotiators looking for new techniques
  • Leaders who are involved in complex multi-party, multi-issue negotiations


Phase One

Phase Two

  • Preparing for negotiations
  • Relationships and self-assessment
  • Multi-issue negotiations

Phase Three

Phase Four

  • Ethics in negotiations
  • Risk
  • Multi-party negotiations
  • Bias


Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring your the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Meet the faculty and instructors teaching in the Strategic Negotiations Program

Geoffrey Leonardelli

Geoffrey Leonardelli »

John Oesch

John Oesch »

Glen Whyte

Glen Whyte »

Chen-Bo Zhong

Chen-Bo Zhong »

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The application period for Rotman's Strategic Negotiations Program has closed. If you have any questions about Rotman's Strategic Negotiations Program, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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A 4-day intensive with a post-program webinar




Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario


Participant profile:
experienced managers, executives and mid-level professionals 


$4,950 CAD + HST


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Tel: 416.978.6586

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