This paper systematically derives and summarizes the evaluation criteria we use in our international negotiation competitions for students and professionals. They are based on a systematic literature review connecting observable negotiation behavior with their impact on negotiation outcomes and summarized in a negotiation competency model. The model includes a set of selected negotiation competencies together with proficiency levels and their behavioral indicators. Our goal is to help scholars design more effective negotiation courses and fairer negotiation competitions, improve negotiation pedagogy, and train negotiators who are well prepared to handle conflicts in our increasingly complex society.
Today, I was honored to speak to 86 teams and almost 300 students participating in the national negotiation competition organized by the association of negotiation and communication professors in China.
I’m so glad to see that negotiation competitions have become a part of students’ learning experience around the world. Good luck to all participants and may the best team win!
A few quotes from my interview for HHL blog:
Negotiation intelligence is a combination of the relevant knowledge with the ability to use it in appropriate settings.
My passion for negotiation has probably developed out of these two factors: the willingness to understand others and to solve complex decision problems.
During The Negotiation Challenge we are surrounded by smart and ambitious young people, who share the same passion and come together to compete but end up becoming friends.
It’s been a great privilege and honor to interact with so many smart and highly motivated students and observe the development of their further careers.
The concept of negotiation intelligence is industry agnostic and can be applied also in law, diplomacy and politics. The starting point for building negotiation intelligence is knowledge acquisition. First, we need to get to know the methods and techniques together with their suitability. Second, we need to learn to retrieve and apply them in the right moment. That’s why all my negotiation courses are based on the concept of experiential learning combining a healthy blend of theory and practice.
We are delighted to announce that we are launching our new TNC initiative: an international negotiation competition for professionals!
If you work in sales or procurement, grow business for a large corporation or build your own startup, advise your clients on M&A transactions, consult them on strategy, operations, or help them resolve legal disputes, register on our website and compete with some of the world’s best negotiators for the title of The Great Negotiator 2020!
The Negotiation Challenge is open to all participants around the world, their negotiation performance is judged based on scientifically derived criteria, which are transparent and clearly communicated in advance. These factors in combination with the competitive character of the event, make it a prototype of the World Championship in Negotiation.
For more details, please visit: https://professionals.thenegotiationchallenge.org.
This article will start with a truism frequently found on the first pages of many negotiation books and papers: we are all negotiators. We do it with different frequency and intensity but we all negotiate.
Source: Are you a great negotiator?