Essentials of Negotiations Certificate


AHRMM eLearning Image


Price: Member: $239.00 | Non-Member: $299.00

Continuing Education Credits (CECs): 5 hours

Order eLearning Course  


This program has been updated to an interactive format that consists of four modules, with an exam after each module. In addition to essential and practical information, each module is full of applicable tips and tricks and tried and true advice from seasoned supply chain professionals. Upon successful completion of the four modules, you will receive a certificate in negotiations of healthcare supply chain management. This course is also available as part of the Essentials of Healthcare Supply Chain Certificate Series.

Learning Objectives:

Part 1: Negotiation Basics

  • Describe the four stages in a negotiating framework.
  • Identify at least five steps in the 10 step negotiation process.
  • Assemble key team players who will be instrumental in the negotiation process.
  • Name at least three sources of power that should be included in the negotiation process.
  • Formulate the right type of questions to ask during the information bargaining step.

Part 2: Negotiation Ethics and Tactics

  • Recognize the importance of ethics when negotiating.
  • Describe tactics and techniques that should be considered when negotiating.
  • Point out the do’s and don’ts of negotiating.
  • Identify hidden messages and determine if they are advantageous to the negotiation process or disadvantageous.
  • Decide if an off-site warehouse makes sense for your organization.
  • Describe common enhancements and alternatives to warehousing.

Part 3: Win-Win Negotiation

  • Identify and avoid the pitfalls of both adversarial and concessionary styles of negotiation.
  • Apply five guiding principles to achieve successful win/win negotiation.
  • Overcome sticking points by separating people from the problem.
  • Apply four key strategies to create a win-win negotiation.
  • Use the win-win approach to successfully negotiate with difficult people.

Part 4: Negotiating with Physicians

  • Identify and address the unique differences in negotiating with physicians.
  • Achieve a balance of power with the physician.
  • Apply five key strategies to successful negotiations.
  • Follow a 7-step process that will help ensure successful negotiations.

Related Resources

On-Demand Educational Webinars
This on-demand session was presented at the Spring Summit: Transformational Excellence.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
This on-demand session was presented at the Spring Summit: Transformational Excellence.
Hospitals continue to face challenges with their supply chains and are spending more time than ever trying to manage those supply chains. Hospitals,…
Effectively managing a hospital’s inventory has always been important. However, it has become even more important over the past several years. Read…
Case Studies
Learn how Rush University Medical Center took an innovative approach to cost reduction and achieved a 21% reduction in the hospital’s shoulder…
This white paper explores the importance of balancing health care supply sourcing through both domestic and international suppliers, the benefits and…