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Course Image Budgeting & Cost Control


One would naively claim that Budgeting and moreover Cost Control are entirely financial tasks. Reality and present business environment have proved that this is an absolutely false statement.  Management at all levels should realize the importance of proper budgeting and cost control. The whole process involves linking your budgets to your strategic plan in your organization in order to ensure maximization of shareholder wealth. Since risk is incorporated in every business aspect, some basic elements of risk management are also addressed. Business decision makers are in demand not only of tools and techniques for a comprehensive understanding of budgets and cost control, but for the related analysis which could lead to better decisions being made.

Various types of budgets will be displayed along with the latest approaches to budgeting. Particular focus will be given to flexible budgeting and variance analysis, as well as to the identification of the biggest scarce resource. This will give the opportunity to improve or even effectively optimize the use of this resource.

Presented in the forms of examples, the main course topics are :

-          Basic Budget Principles

-          Linking Budgets to Strategic Plans

-          Various Budget types

-          Budgeting Methods

-          Costing techniques

-          Variance Analysis

Course Image Negotiation Skills


Complex negotiations nowadays, involve a methodological approach, comprising of sophisticated techniques and expert knowledge. Aiming to achieve a win for all parties involved, you have to know upfront how to confront these challenging negotiations with the best chance of success. Well preparation for all possible scenarios is of utmost importance, as well as the acquaintance of different tactics is, used by difficult negotiators.

This course is developed under the scope of providing to the participants expert knowledge on negotiation skills, let alone various tools and techniques to become an expert negotiator. We should never forget that negotiation is a process. As such, it is of vital importance to carefully plan every single step of this process, starting from the formulation of the negotiation strategy. In order to do so, we need to collect all the required data, as well as build up a creative negotiation environment. Clearly, during negotiating process, we need to learn how to respond and adapt to diverse personalities, communication styles and bargaining power, taking into account cultural differences and other geographical factors.

The main course topics are :

-          Basic Elements of Negotiations

-          Negotiation Planning

-          Negotiation Styles

-          The Negotiating Team

-          Effective Negotiator

-          Five Steps Model

-          Negotiation Tactics

Course Image Multi-tasking & Prioritizing

Each person in a organization is faced with numerous assignments, deadlines and urgent requests irrespective of his / her hierarchical role. The current complex working environment requires an individual who will be able to set priorities easily and allocate time appropriately. Such vital skills are completely important to achieving your goals, enhancing your performance and productivity and, last but not least, increasing your quality of life.

We have developed this course so as to provide participants with an exceptional method for time management. Strategies, techniques and tips will be presented for setting priorities and, most importantly, for managing stress arising from daily demanding tasks, urgent deadlines, and obligations.

It should be emphasized that the successful individual is not the one who can accomplish a mission as quickly as possible. A balanced, effective and productive individual is the one who can remain focused, who can identify personal causes of procrastination or indecision and furthermore the one who can recognize and annihilate time-wasters in addition.

The main course topics are :

-        Time Management

-        Stress Management

-        Identification of Time-wasters

-        Distinguish between ‘urgent’ and ‘important’ tasks

-        Use of this differentiation to set priorities

-        Daily planning in a work-loaded process-Identification of areas for improvement