Sat 30th Oct 2021 9:30am - 4:30pm

Leadership and Negotiation Skills

Saturday 30th October 2021

PG Members: £195 + booking fee + VAT
Non-members: £225 + booking fee + VAT

This course will be run remotely using Zoom. 

NB due to the intensive nature of online training, the day will be split into four sessions with breaks between each.

Course Details:

This workshop aims to help attendees purposefully improve their individual ability to negotiate and lead.

In this industry we constantly need to negotiate - contracts, credits, rates of pay, our terms of contract. Yet often when it comes to negotiating for ourselves, we can find it awkward or difficult to ask for what we think we deserve. This workshop will cover the key strategies to a successful and positive negotiation. The course will focus on the influencing skills for leadership and negotiation.

Influence is critical to success whether you need to make a deal, ask for a rise, bring in change, sort out differences of opinion or convince someone to do what you ask. Any of these might come under the heading of ‘difficult’ situations, but what can you do to make it less daunting, and increase your chances of success?

In this workshop we’ll introduce ways to help you to prepare for and manage situations where you know what you want and need, but the other party sees it differently. Using a mix of discussion and exercises we’ll cover the principles of negotiation and try out some practical tools that you apply to any situation.

What will the course cover?

• Strategies to help you succeed in a negotiation or tricky conversation
• Planning and preparing for the conversation
• Understanding your position, and considering all your options
• Understand the other position, and seeking win:win solutions
• Establishing and communicating a compelling case
• Dealing with challenging situations


Linda Cockburn is a facilitator, trainer and coach with a media background. During her time at the BBC she moved from research into new media, then to the BBC Academy, working with teams across TV, radio and digital to support the development of new ideas. As a consultant, she has worked with leaders and teams from Hit TV and Film London to DCMS and Welsh National Opera, offering them clear processes to generate better ways of working. Over the last two years she has trained radio producers to pitch for new work, and helped secure more than £1 million worth of commissions. Linda holds an MSc. in training and development for adults, is a Henley certified facilitator and an accredited coach. She’s a partner at Leading Ideas, a creativity and communication consultancy.


'Definitely improved my skill set and expanded my negotiation imagination. The tutor was top class.'

'If you are looking for some guidance of how to approach negotiating difficult situations, this will help!' - Jessamyn Keogh

'Fantastic! Really shows the intracies of how to negotiate in an effective way which leaves you satisfied and creates a postive relationship going forward.' - Grace Reinhold Gittins

This course will be run remotely using Zoom


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