Communication, Negotiation and Conflict management

In this course you will learn how to make the difference in dealing with conflict and negotiating good outcomes. You will gain the capability to solve situations where different values, needs, interests and goals clash, which is important more than ever – both in professional and personal life. You will also learn how to effectively mediate conflict, often with intercultural context, using proven and engaging methods and techniques.

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Category: 2 31. 7. – 11. 8. B Business & Professional Development

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Adrian Borggreve

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Adrian Borggreve has been lecturing business Communication, Conflict Management, Negotiating and Intercultural management at Saxion University of Applied Science since 1986 and as an honorary professor at Hannover University of Applied Sciences & Arts. He is an experienced trainer in conflict resolution and negotiation in BA and MBA courses from many universities in Europe, China, India Indonesia and for staff members from large companies and semi-public organizations.

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"Learn how to make the difference in dealing with conflicts and negotiating good outcomes". Conflicts are a fact of life since we all have different values, needs, interests and goals. And as our world becomes increasingly interdependent, more and more people bump into one another more and more often. Organizations require professionals to deal with their counterparts in countries with different economic, cultural, legal and political environments. Nobody is a successful problem solver by nature. The good thing is that you can improve your skills by training with proven methods and techniques.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 14:00

Credits = 5 ECTS. You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Price: All course materials and organization of afternoon and evening activities are included in the Course fee. You will also receive a Welcome and a Goodbye drink. There is a 100EUR application fee for all students from countries outside Czech and Slovak republic. Trips and special activities such as boat parties, trips (Cesky Krumlov, Karlstejn Castle etc.), or water sports equipment rentals are at an extra cost. For transport options to Prague, accommodation and meal options please check the Accommodation and Transport tabs in the ABOUT section.
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After this training you are able to describe and analyse disputes between people and between organisations and to create value by negotiating stable and lasting solutions or agreements based on the Harvard Method and its related tools. Conflict resolution by negotiation requires that you can master a variety of mainly personal communication skills: listening, interviewing, briefing, writing, presenting, holding meetings and consulting skills. You will work in small teams and use your creative talent in working out different real-world based cases.

English level B1-B2.


1st week:

Day 1 - Conflicts and negotiation: Your current approach
  • Case:  A Desperate Decision – how to deal with a problem?
  • Organising and evaluating decision-making processes
  • Case: Low Skies - Negotiating 1 on 1
  • The Constructive Negotiator I: types of conflicts and the Conflict Analysis Tool
Day 2 - The Harvard Method
  • Case: Quarania - Group work
  • The Constructive Negotiator II: The Harvard Method and The Seven Element Preparation Tool
  • Case: Allbright - Negotiating 1 on 1
Day 3 - Assessing your conflict resolution - negotiation style
  • Self assessment
  • Case: Passion - Negotiating 1 on 1
  • The Constructive Negotiator III: Multi Criteria Analysis
Day 4 - Cultures, Conflicts & Negotiations
  • Ecotonos. A multicultural problem solving simulation
  • The Constructive Negotiator IV
Day 5 - Geopolitical conflicts
  • Case: Oil pipeline through Lithuania - Group work
  • Case: Access to the Sea (Moldova & Ukraine - Group work
2nd week:

Day 1 - What the literature says about negotiations
  • Individual presentations literature research Conflict Resolution
  • Case: Travelmania – Fond of Travelling - Group work
Day 2 - Helping others getting to Yes
  • Consulting & mediation - individual
  • Case: Bricks or Content?
Day 3 - Personality, Communication and Ethics in the negotiation process
  • Case: Enlarge the open area and improve your communication (Johari & Schulz von Thun)
Day 4 - Bringing it all together
  • Case: Your conflicts, your cases, your solutions Groups design and write a real life case (business, personal/ issues, geopolitical) and a solution for the two parties involved.
Day 5 - Final presentations & discussion
  • Presentation and assessing the real life case studies designed by the groups.
  1. Attendance in class 25%
  2. Team assignment 25%
  3. Individual assignment 50%
Course time total 125 hours:
  1. Total time of in-class work = 50 hours
  2. Preliminary assignment = 10 hours
  3. Preparation = 65 hours
The student is eligible to receive 5 ECTS


Fisher, R., and W. Ury (1981) Getting to Yes. Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Ed. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. New York.
Fisher, R. and S. Brown, Getting Together. Building Relationships As We Negotiate. New York 1988
Fisher, R., E. Kopelman, A. Kupfer Schneider, Beyond Machiavelly. Tools for coping with conflict. New York 1996.
Stone, D., B. Patton, S. Heen, Difficult conversations. How to discuss what matters most. New York 1999.

Course materials, case studies, hand outs etc. will be provided during the training.
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