This course has now taken place.

Persuading and negotiating is a key skill to ensure personal and organisational success. Being able to persuade and negotiate can help you get your point across, influence decisions, and secure buy-in from senior stakeholders.

This practical Effective Persuading and Negotiating course gives you the tools and techniques to become a more persuasive and influential negotiator.

By attending this course you will learn different styles of persuasion and negotiation; key tools of the negotiation process, such as listening, body language and persuasive question; and have the opportunity to put these tools into practice.

Through a lively combination of group discussion and role plays, learn how to negotiate in different contexts, by using public sector examples. Leave the day with new confidence to make a convincing case to key stakeholders.


About the Chair: Stuart Riddington
Stuart is a business development and strategy expert, who is passionate about developing leaders and helping organisations move forward. He works with the private sector, third sector and public sector in a wide range of training and consultancy projects to develop income generation; leadership development and strategic positioning.

He has worked with NHS Trusts, government departments, local authorities, international, national and local charities, SME’s and Fortune 500 companies. Stuart has worked extensively with organisations internationally including the USA, Hong Kong, Tanzania, China, Mexico, El Salvador and Thailand. His creative approach to developing strategy and leaders means he is sought after consultant.

Stuart is passionate about innovative and practical steps to help organisations and leaders reach their full potential.