Negotiation & Influencing Workshop

EPAA was launched to equip our career minded, forward thinking professionals with the right knowledge and expertise, in order to provide a strategic executive support service to leaders across the United Kingdom.

The landscape for UK Executive & Business Support Professionals is changing rapidly and now is the time to ensure essential skills are up to date and of value for today’s executives and organisations. To truly succeed as an Executive Assistant, you need to master the ability to negotiate and have influence in business.

Our CPD member virtual classroom workshop, has been put together with this in mind and to ensure you have greater confidence and credibility going forward with your careers.

Negotiation is used in everyday life and is a method by which people settle differences. It is quite simply put, a process and discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.

To become a great negotiator on behalf of your executive and organisation will require you to be an effective communicator, strong decision-maker, adept at building and maintaining excellent working relationships, applying appropriate power and influence, structuring agreements professionally, and ultimately developing buy-in. 

This is an interactive virtual workshop, which offers practical examples and exercises for members to gain a deeper insight and understanding of these subject areas. We will provide you with useful strategies, which aim to expand your capabilities and can be used as soon as you leave the workshop!


  • Learn how to negotiate and the processes involved
  • Make effective preparations before starting to negotiate
  • Characteristics of a successful negotiator
  • Learn clear structures for negotiations that will help you focus and achieve results
  • Understand listening and questioning techniques
  • Learn your influencing style
  • Defining authority levels and influencing with impact


  • Electronic certificate of attendance
  • 5 EPAA CPD credits awarded to members on CPD programme
  • Workshop led by UK industry expert and EPAA Founder, Victoria Darragh


Please note this workshop is restricted to paying members of EPAA only. 

You will need to supply a valid membership number to ensure confirmation of booking. This workshop is being offered as part of our new membership packages and prices for 2019.

The workshop is pitched at intermediate level, however we also encourage those less experienced professionals to attend, should you feel this is relevant to your professional development plan at this time.

Each workshop has a maximum of 10 places and these are offered to our membership on a first come, first serve basis.  

We reserve the right to cancel a delegate place, whereby membership renewal is overdue or remains unpaid.

Please see the respective links below to book your place. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the EPAA Team here 

A downloadable PDF of the workshop can be found here – EPAA Negotiation and Influencing Skills Workshop 2019


Workshop Date Workshop Booking Link
Saturday 9th May 2020 


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Friday 5th June 2020



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Thursday 2nd July 2020 


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Saturday 1st August 2020


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Tuesday 5th September 2020


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Please note EPAA Members who are part of our optional CPD programme will receive 5 CPD credits as part of your attendance on this virtual classroom workshop. 

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