Master Class: Getting to Yes with Yourself

Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Time: Approx 09:00 to 16.00
CPD: Approx 6 hours
Venue: The Hub, 348-350 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE  

One of the highlights in Core’s history was the visit of the leading writer and practitioner in our field, author of Getting to Yes, William Ury, in 2009. Few of the over 100 people who attended his Master Class in The Hub on Castle Hill will forget that day. Many will also recall the video link between John Sturrock and William Ury during Collaborative Scotland’s Day of Dialogue prior to the Scottish independence referendum in September 2014.

We are thrilled that William Ury is coming back to Scotland in May. He will present at another full day event on Monday 14 May, again at The Hub. Registration details below. View the provisional programme. Dr Ury will also talk about his work helping to try to find solutions to the dangerous North Korean situation. 

William will also be the keynote speaker on Saturday 12th of May at the conference of the International Academy of Mediators in Edinburgh, speaking in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament. The conference itself will attract over 150 participants from around the world. This is a huge honour for Edinburgh and Scotland.

John Sturrock writes about these upcoming events, along with the pre-conference lecture by Professor Hal Abramson, in a recent article in The Scotsman, entitled "Are you your own worst enemy? Think about it", which can be read here.

About William Ury

William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and mediation. He is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project.

He is co-author with Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton of Getting to Yes, a fifteen-million-copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages, and the author of Getting Past No, The Power of a Positive No, The Third Side, and, most recently, the award-winning Getting to Yes with Yourself.

Over the past thirty-five years, William has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from Kentucky wildcat coal mine strikes to ethnic wars in the Middle East, the Balkans, and former Soviet Union, and most recently in Colombia, where he has served as a senior advisor to President Juan Manuel Santos.

With former US president Jimmy Carter, William co-founded the International Negotiation Network, a non-governmental body seeking to end civil wars around the world. He has taught negotiation and mediation to tens of thousands of corporate executives, labour leaders, diplomats, and military officers around the world.

To read more about William, click here.

Further links:

William Ury’s Website

Collaborative Scotland’s Day of Dialogue in 2014 involving William Ury

TEDxMidwest: William Ury The walk from ‘no’ to ‘yes’

TEDxSanDiego: William Ury "The power of listening"

What will you pay?

Standard rate: £399 plus VAT

Special rate: 5 for 4: registering for 4 places entitles you to one additional place free. 
Call 0131 524 8188 or email Miriam at to make arrangements.

Special Discounts: 

For unwaged and those working in a voluntary capacity in the voluntary sector (and not otherwise in employment): £199 plus VAT (eight spaces available: first come, first served).  
Please indicate this code: UD2018 under “Promotional Codes” in the registration form below.

For those employed in the voluntary sector: £299 plus VAT (eight spaces available: first come, first served). 
Please indicate this code: VSD2018 under “Promotional Codes” in the registration form below.

We are pleased that all net proceeds from this event will go to William Ury’s special Abraham Path Initiative and also to support the work of Collaborative Scotland.  

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • If an invoice for a discounted rate is not paid by the due date, a further invoice for the outstanding sum will be sent immediately to the participant for payment by return. 
  • Please note that payment should be made by BACs transfer directly to Core’s account (details will be provided on the invoice) 
  • Core is not responsible for bank charges for international transfers. Please ensure that the correct total amount is paid. 
  • We regret that, in the event of cancellation within 28 days of the event, we are unable to refund the fee. However, a place is fully transferable to another person without charge at any time up to 72 hours before the event.
  • A prior cancellation entitles the participant to a 50% refund. 

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