Testimonials

Stories from our alumni

Some of our alumni from the past 15 years reflect on why they joined the programme, what it was like to be a part of it, and the lasting impact it has had on their lives in and out of work.

Céline Idil, Belgium, September 2009

Assistant to the Director General, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

I attended the Oxford Programme on Negotiation in September 2009.

At the time, I was in charge of the trade negotiations with Eastern Africa in the European Commission and about to move to the negotiations with Central America, both challenging regions.

The various courses were very useful for me, in structuring my work and my approach to the negotiations, as well as to better understand the impact of different cultural backgrounds on the negotiations' dynamics.

I found the different training methods offered during the programme, from simulations and cases, to plenary courses and evening lectures very enriching and complementary.

The programme was a beautiful, enriching and useful experience. The teachers were excellent and motivating and I also met great people who were also taking part in the programme and came from all over the globe.

You have created a truly world-class executive programme on negotiation. The faculty and speakers you drew in were exceptional. You made the programme a fruitful, memorable experience which continues to benefit participants in the years to come.

Celia Ho

Manager, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong, September 2006

Terry Prior, Australia, October 2014

Industrial Relations Transition Manager, Ichthys Project, JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd

My sincere thanks for the knowledge, wisdom and practical negotiation tactics that I was fortunate enough to have been exposed to on your negotiation programme four years ago.

I work in the field of Industrial Relations / Labour Relations where a significant part of my role is spent negotiating a variety of matters myself, or coaching line management to do the same and to that end the investment in your course has been paid back many times over.

In particular your cool, calm and controlled approach made attending your lectures an absolute pleasure – and at the time I can remember commenting to a fellow participant that you would be a formidable negotiator in practice.

Since attending the programme I have attended various Ivy League negotiation seminars along with a number here in Australia and none have come anywhere near the quality of the Oxford Programme.

The programme has helped me in my professional and personal life and I find myself using the skills learnt on an almost daily basis.

Joy O'Neill

Inclusion Expert, The Department of Education, UK, September 2015

Pongrapee Buranasompob, Thailand, September 2017

CEO, Executive Education and Enrichment Institute

With a top-notch selection of lecturers armed with the most current topics to cover, coupled with lots of real case studies, I found the programme's teachings and its carefully arranged sequences to be state-of-the-art. The programme offers more than knowledge, it further helps you fine-tune processes of all types of negotiations, from preparation to actual execution.

To say the least, I found not only that the programme has value beyond money, and would recommend this programme strongly to anyone interested in a better understanding of these building blocks of negotiation. Learners will truly understand that negotiating is more than winning, it is to create value both for you and your counterpart.

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