Youth Programme: Negotiation in a Global World for Young Leaders




We negotiate all the time; be it at the international, community or individual level. In many situations, we deal with differences where it involves an exchange of ideas, or talk to people about issues that affect all parties or come to an agreement while avoiding argument or dispute. Learning essential negotiation skills helps one build stronger relationships with others, improves understanding on the concerns of all parties in a conflict and enhances your communication skills.

This five-day face-to-face course is carefully structured centered on ways to help young leaders to respond to difficult negotiation situations in a constructive manner and equip participants with useful life skills. The course teaches the principles of negotiation but more importantly, it goes deeper to understand how biases shape our interaction and behavior. Throughout the course, participants will learn about assumptions about interpersonal relationships, communication styles and how to improve your noticing, listening and questioning skills. It comprises five role-play based 3 hours lessons (including a 15 mins break) and a quiz on negotiation concepts at the end of the course.

By joining this course, participants will:

  • Learn and apply essential negotiation concepts in diverse contexts.
  • Develop the interdisciplinary skills of negotiation and how to work towards mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Discover and practice different negotiating perspectives.
  • Understand the importance of preparing for a negotiation and learn how to plan to achieve a successful negotiation
  • Use noticing, listening and questioning skills
  • Develop ways to reframe issues in a negotiation


  • This course is taught by a senior faculty from NUS with more than 11 years of experience conducting negotiation workshops. It is highly interactive as participants will engage in role play based simulations, reflect and share their experiences.
  • Programme testimonial:

The knowledge shared in this program is undeniably helpful to me. I have admittedly broadened my horizon of know-how pertinent to language and negotiation skills thanks to your program. The instructor is honestly professional and friendly, making me enjoy the moments of negotiation. Thank you so much!

- Do Thi Vien Phuong, Vietnam (December 2021 batch)


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Participants are required to bring their own laptop, charger and universal travel adaptor (for international participants) throughout the duration of the programme.


Pre-university and high school students age 16 – 18 years old from any field of study.


Face-to-face programme, including lectures and interactive tutorials.


  • 19 Dec 2022 9am - 5pm (GMT+8): Welcome Session + Lesson 1 + NUS Campus Tour
  • 20 Dec 2022 9am - 12pm (GMT+8): Lesson 2
  • 21 Dec 2022 9am - 12pm (GMT+8): Lesson 3
  • 22 Dec 2022 9am - 12pm (GMT+8): Lesson 4
  • 23 Dec 2022 9am - 5pm (GMT+8): Lesson 5 + Final Quiz


  • Final Assessment: Individual Quiz
 Yee-Han 2

Dr Kuan Yee Han
Assistant Dean of Students, NUS
Senior Lecturer & Residential Fellow, Tembusu College

Dr. Kuan Yee Han received his B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, from the National University of Singapore. During his undergraduate days, he was active in the NUS Students’ Union, where he was elected President. He spent one year working as part of the NUS Overseas College Program in Silicon Valley in a medical device start-up, Voyage Medical, Inc. which focused on cardiovascular engineering. That shaped his interest in pursuing medtech engineering. His Ph.D. research focused on understanding blood-flow hemodynamics and properties through mechanical heart valves. He has been with Tembusu College since the pilot program as a Graduate Fellow while completing his Ph.D. Upon graduation, he held a joint appointment at Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Program (A*STAR) as a research and development scientist for over a year, where his project focused on designing a medical device for end-stage renal disease patients.

Yee Han's teaching interests lie in the topics on negotiation and ageing.He brings together complementary pedagogies of experiential learning and authentic learning in his role as an educator. He also co-facilitates negotiation workshops and co-trains student coaches in promoting out of classroom learning. Yee Han is also a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator where he conducts customized workshops with student organisations.



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here: 

Participants with the highest score in final assessment will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:



Individual Sign-up:
19 - 23 December 2021


Programme Fee
SGD $ 2,160.00 (price inclusive of 8% GST with effect from 1 Jan 2023)


Please click here to access the applicant user guide and do contact us at should you have any questions regarding this programme. 

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