Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course in Northern Ireland

Our one day Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course in Northern Ireland will provide lots of practical tips and strategies for effective negotiations and influencing others.
Negotiation and Influencing skills training course
Course Delivery Options

Public Open Course
Delivered in person or as a live interactive virtual online course
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Delivered as a virtual online course or at your business
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Course Overview

Here’s all of the details you need about our negotiation and influencing skills training course in . We’re here to help if you have any other questions. You can see all of the ways to get in touch on our contact us page.

We deliver our Negotiation and Influencing Skills training courses in Belfast, Derry, Lisburn, Newtownabbey, Bangor, Craigavon and Ballymena as well as other locations across Northern Ireland and the UK. The course is also delivered as an online virtual course.

Businesses today are always looking for ways to improve their bottom line and individuals looking to save money.  An extremely effective way of achieving this is having the ability to Negotiate effectively and influence others.

Negotiation is fast becoming one of the most needed management skills of today’s businesses, and done effectively can save business £1000?s through effective contract negotiations, negotiating with suppliers or negotiating with peers or colleagues.

The idea behind Negotiation is coming to an agreement with another person or a group of people to come to a solution that is suitable for both people.  Doing this off the cuff can be difficult, preparation is a must and having a process or methodology to follow will also help.

Influencing differs in that it is about bringing people around to your way of thinking.  It can be used alongside Negotiation effectively to get to a win win outcome.

This Negotiation and Influencing Skills Training Course looks at the skills, behaviours and tactics necessary to get to achieve all of the above.

Those who attend this Negotiation and Influencing Skills Training Course in  will:

  • Demonstrate an increased understanding and awareness of what negotiation and influencing is
  • Identify through group and individual activities the skills knowledge and understanding necessary to be an effective negotiator whilst developing your own negotiating skills
  • Understand the skills required to Influence effectively to bring people around to your way of thinking
  • Develop general strategies for successful negotiation and influencing
  • Produce win-win resolutions for all parties
  • Identify your own negotiation and influencing style and its potential strengths and weaknesses

Here’s what we cover in our Negotiation and Influencing Skills Training Course:

What is Negotiation and Influencing?

  • An introduction to what negotiation and influencing is and the main differences between them.

Preparing to Negotiate and Influence

  • What to do before you go into a negotiation
  • Determining your walk away point
  • Understanding the best approach for the people you will be negotiating with
  • Preparations required to Influence

Making Your Proposal

  • How to structure your proposal to ensure you sell the benefits
  • How to counter proposals from the other party
  • Body language and tone of voice when negotiating
  • How to bring people around to your way of thinking


  • Getting to an agreement that satisfies both parties
  • Being assertive during the process


  • What to consider when making concessions on your part to get an agreement
  • How to counteract arguments
  • How to get to a closing point


  • How to close the negotiation and ensure the relationship stays in tact
  • How to walk away

Being a Mediator

  • Using the learning from the session to deal with conflict and act as a mediator.

If you opt to have this course delivered in-house, the content above can be tweaked and changed to ensure the course meets your specific needs.

Download a copy of the negotiation and influencing skills training course overview by clicking here.

Public Open Course

Our Negotiation and Influencing Skills course is run as an open course in Belfast or as a live online virtual course. The course is fun and interactive with plenty of opportunity to practice the skills from the course. You can see the current Leadership Skills Training Course open course schedule by clicking below.

Belfast Schedule

Live Online Virtual
£195 + VAT per person
Group discounts available
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Bring In-House

We can deliver this negotiation and influencing skills training course as an in-house course for your business. We can deliver this as either a virtual online course or in person at your organisation. To find out more about how in-house delivery works and to get a quote, click below.
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The reviews below are submitted by past delegates. If you would like to see more then please get in touch. We can pull together some feedback from our evaluation forms to help you make a more informed decision about this course.

4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 12 reviews) 
Very good17%
Great Course

Trainer had spent time to read our pre-course questionnaire responses and to get to know us at the training to give a tailored experience and ensure that the training met everyones needs. Examples of Read More how to implement training in our specific roles given. Good level of interaction between trainer and attendees and no Powerpoint definitely a plus!

-Susan Stewart – 12th February 2020 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Negotiation and Influencing Skills Course

I was the only attendee due to no show, course would have been more beneficial if role play scenarios could have taken place.

-Sian Morgan – 10th February 2020 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Highly recommended

This was my first time of arranging training for a number of employees with Revolution and it certainly won’t be my last! From the first communication to the training and continuing, the service and Read More quality of training received has been exemplary. David is fantastic at communicating and is very helpful with the booking of the training. Lynne’s training was extremely well received, so much so, we are arranging future courses. I would highly recommend Revolution as a training provider.

-Abi Hadley-Clift – 13th December 2019 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Negotiation and Influencing Skills

This was an excellent insight into Influencing and Negotiation and has provided me with some new skills and abilities in order to enable me to create a bespoke session for my firm.
Thanks Andrew for a Read More great learning experience.

-andrew pimblett – 7th October 2019 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Negotiation and Influencing Skills

Excellent course, the trainer was brilliant and very engaging and responded well as he identified our specific needs and strengths and weaknesses.

-Mike Bull – 17th July 2019 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Negotiation and Influencing Skills Course – very generic

The trainer was very nice and seem to have a lot of experience but training was too focused on theory, not very practical. I was expecting all theory to be based on practical examples but it was Read More hardly any of that. Stories from her previous buying experience would’ve really enhanced the training and made it much more relevant. It was only two of us in that course so should’ve been very easy to base all her comments around real life experience. Didn’t take much from the course to my daily work.

-Viki Giedryte – 17th April 2019 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Response from Revolution Learning and Development Ltd

Hi Viki. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and I’m sorry that the course didn’t deliver everything that you wanted it to do. I’ve followed this up with the trainer and fed this back. We design courses to make sure that they deliver theory in order to support learning – but we’ve always tried to push practical use of tools and ideas. It seems this didn’t happen here. I understand the trainer spent some time with you after the event too as the other delegate was looking to gain a very different skillset from the session and Lynne wanted to make sure that all of the things you were looking for was covered. I have asked her to contact you to see if there is any other support that we can offer that will go someway to providing the bits that were missing for you.

David Lumley – Managing Director

Good Practical Session

Thank you. Found the course really well delivered and lots of really simple to follow ideas. I loved the fact that we didn’t have to look at PowerPoint all day and I really liked the exercises that Read More were built into the course. Thank you again for a good day.

-Donna Miller – 17th April 2019 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Thank You – This course helped a lot

I attended this course yesterday and found it really beneficial. The trainer clearly knew her stuff. It was a small group and I felt like we all got some air time to be able to share why we were there Read More and chat through these scenarios. I feel more confident now and ready to go back to talk in a more prepared way with our suppliers.
Thank you

-Samuel Jeanetta – 17th April 2019 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Beneficial and interesting day

Really beneficial and interesting day, will be applying the techniques straight away and reporting very positively back to the business about the course.

-B Trainor – CCEA Northern Ireland – 13th January 2015 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

An Excellent Course

Overall and excellent course identifying the need to understand individuals and how to influence and overall achieve your expected results and goals

-V Smith – Childrens Service Scotland – 6th April 2014 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Thank You

Thank you, it was an enjoyable course and the trainer understood each of

-K Thomas – Hospital Innovations Ltd – 6th April 2013 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course

Very Engaging

The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable. Thank you

-M Morgan – Hospital Innovations Ltd – 6th April 2013 – Negotiation & Influencing Skills Training Course