Course: Negotiate Anything — Finding Confidence in Conflict

Have you ever avoided having a difficult conversation because of fear or anxiety?

How would your life change if you could get more of what you want and resolve conflicts effectively while strengthening key relationships in the process?

“I believe you have provided me with some of the most valuable tools in my repertoire and that I have been looking for this kind of instruction for my whole professional career.

I have already been sharing with my friends and colleagues the world over. Thank you, American Negotiation Institute!”

Procurement Manager, Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s Restaurant Chain

In order to live our best lives, we need to negotiate to get what we deserve.

But here’s a secret: when it comes to effective negotiation and conflict resolution, knowing what to do is only half the battle. This is nothing without the confidence to execute.

That’s where the Negotiate Anything: Finding Confidence in Conflict online course comes into play. This isn’t just a negotiation course, it’s a confidence course.

After you finish this course you will know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it for maximum persuasion. Most importantly, you will have the confidence you need to take action when the time is right.

In other words, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to get what you deserve at work or in your business. This will help you to become the leader and negotiator you always dreamed you could be.

“The best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations.”

Course Syllabus Length: 10-Weeks


What Do You Get?

  1. Stronger negotiation skills and the confidence to use them when it matters most.
  2. Powerful new negotiation strategies and tactics fueled by cutting edge psychological research and vivid case studies.
  3. A certificate from the American Negotiation Institute to validate yourself as a skilled and experienced negotiator and leader.

Additional Resources

  1. 15+ Negotiation Guides
  2. 30 Page Virtual Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Handbook: the most complete resource on negotiating and resolving conflict online
  3. 70 Pages of Course Notes

“The information provided by The American Negotiation Institute today was extremely useful and insightful.

Ouir trainer has deep knowledge on the topic and explained concepts in a very easy-to-understand way, which made relating to the material easier and facilitated application.”

Member of The Ohio State University Young Alumni Academy

Unparalleled Insight

We are a data-driven company. Every time we deliver a training for a client, host an event, teach a university course, or prepare content for our podcasts we create surveys in order to gather information on the specific needs of our audience.

Our various positions, platforms, and connections give us unique insight into the most important negotiation and conflict resolution topics for the modern business professional.

Over the years we’ve collected thousands of survey responses from professionals from all walks of life. We used this intel to guide us with the creation of this course.

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Bonus Module: How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race

Conversations about race are difficult and challenging because they are deeply emotional and trigger strongly held beliefs about identity and fairness.

There is great risk in failing to have these conversations in a respectful way because they can have profound consequences throughout the workplace, leading to issues with morale, group cohesion, and, in serious cases, employee retention.

Our unique approach blends high-level negotiation and conflict resolution techniques with an understanding of civil rights and was featured in CNBC, Forbes, and USA Today within a 2-week span. We’re including access to this critical three-hour module with a live question and answer session at no additional cost to you.

Meet Your Instructors

Bestselling author and speaker Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute and a subject matter expert in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. Kwame has conducted workshops throughout North America and abroad and is a highly sought-after national keynote speaker.

Kwame is the host of the world’s most popular negotiation podcast, Negotiate Anything. The show features leading experts in the field to deliver the best-in-class content. Now downloaded more than 1,500,000 times, Negotiate Anything has a dedicated and growing following with listeners in more than 180 countries around the world.

Kwame’s TEDx Dayton talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was the most popular TEDx Talk on the topic of conflict in 2017, and has been viewed over 140,000 times. His book, Finding Confidence in Conflict: How to Negotiate Anything and Live Your Best Life, is an Amazon Best-Seller and has helped countless individuals overcome the fear, anxiety, and emotion often associated with difficult conversations through a branded framework called Compassionate Curiosity.

As an attorney and mediator with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Public Policy, and a Juris Doctorate (Law Degree), Kwame brings a unique multidisciplinary approach to making difficult conversations easier. He also serves as an adjunct professor for Otterbein University’s MBA program, as well as The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in the top-ranked dispute resolution program in the country.

Prior to practicing business law and founding ANI, Kwame did civil rights work at the Kirwan Institute, an interdisciplinary engaged research institute that seeks to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have the opportunity to succeed. While at Kirwan, Kwame focused on criminal justice and health equity.

Katherine Knapke is the Chief Operating Officer at the American Negotiation Institute. As the second-in-command at the firm, Katherine is responsible for the daily operation of the company. Her key responsibilities include client management, coordinating and implementing programs, and managing ANI staff, contractors, and interns.

Katherine also hosts the Ask with Confidence podcast, which is designed to empower women by helping them develop the skills and confidence they need to better navigate difficult conversations and achieve the highest level of success.

Katherine’s background is in the medical profession as a Psychiatric Nurse trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and she is a Certified Mediator. She is dedicated to helping women overcome psychological, emotional, and societal barriers in the workplace.