5 Jun 2018
CEDR Sponsors Future Negotiators at 2018 International Negotiation Competition at Cardiff University
As part of CEDR’s sponsorship, the Competition will begin with a masterclass from leading CEDR Negotiation trainers, Philip Williams, former head of Hostage and Crisis Negotiation for Scotland Yard on Hostage Negotiation and Felicity Steadman who will give a keynote speech on her experiences on negotiating conflict, diversity and change in pre-and-post apartheid South Africa. The day will also have a session from Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary, Professor Mark Drakeford AM on Welsh Government Brexit negotiations. Other classes will be led by experts from around the world including CEDR’s Chief Operating Officer Graham Massie on the power of numbers in negotiation and Frederick Way, CEDR Negotiation Consultant on how an individual’s personal style of negotiation impacts outcomes.
For more information on the competition, please visit the INC Cardiff website.
Frederick Way said “As long-time organisers and sponsors of the National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales, we are excited at CEDR to take our involvement in teaching law students invaluable and progressive negotiation skills to the international level. We look forward to working with these future negotiators and helping them to develop their skills. The team at Cardiff University have put together a great schedule for the teams showcasing the best that Cardiff and Wales has to offer.”
CEDR Foundation Activities
CEDR’s sponsorship of the International Negotiation Competition comes as part of its Foundation activities, which in this year are focussed on increasing diversity in the mediation profession, bringing conflict management and negotiation skills to the next generation of leaders, and improving consumer understanding of fairness within alternative dispute resolution. The CEDR Foundation activity is generously supported by its members.
We look forward to spending the week in Cardiff and please join the conversation on Twitter with #futurenegotiators and #INCCardiff2018.
Philip Williams was formerly head of the Scotland Yard hostage and crisis negotiation unit and is now the Senior Consultant and Negotiation Trainer for CEDR. His experience spans decades, with deployments in some of the tensest, most hostile, high-stake environments around the world. He has gained unparalleled skills within the high-pressure world of crisis leadership, critical decision-making and life-at-risk negotiation. Philip provides a unique style of coaching, mentoring and training to deliver programmes aimed at achieving the extraordinary.
Felicity Steadman has experience in pre-and-post apartheid South Africa as a negotiator and mediator of employment, labour/management and peace processes. During her 30 plus year career, Felicity has led negotiations concerning a wide range of employment-related issues such as maternity rights, redundancy, and pay and conditions of employment, and mediated a wide range of disputes. She has facilitated processes to build relationships between warring parties on issues from gun control to racial discrimination and prejudice. She has worked in leading mediation and peacebuilding organisations and has trained mediators and negotiators internationally including for the International Labour Organisation. Felicity is now based in the UK and divides her time between working as a negotiator, mediator, and trainer, working with individuals and organisations around the world. Her company Conflict Dynamics in works to delivers change in conflict management and dispute resolution within South Africa. She is also a board member for CEDR and senior CEDR negotiation trainer and mediator.
CEDR's Advanced Negotiation Skills Training
CEDR provides leading Negotiation training for individuals and organisations through our flagship Negotiation courses: Advanced Negotiation Skills Module 1 and Module 2.
Module 1 provides a firm foundation in negotiation skills whilst those going onto Module 2 can become negotiation experts.
If you are interested in our training or wish to learn more about Negotiation, please email Frederick Way at firstname.lastname@example.org.