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Notts players learn as part of PCA Personal Development and Welfare Programme.
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Players at Nottinghamshire have completed an introductory training session developing their negotiation skills to help players to excel inside and outside of cricket.
The session was delivered by The Negotiation Club and it demonstrated the importance of players practicing their negotiation skills and how those skills might benefit them in their careers.
The founder of The Negotiation Club, Philip Brown, hosted the session and it involved various practical elements for the players to engage in.
Practicing negotiation skills is something players would not normally do, but Nottinghamshire’s PCA representative Lyndon James thought the sessions worked well.
He said: “I thought Phil got us all engaged, and this kept everyone interested due to the active nature of the session.”
James’ teammate Luke Fletcher added that he found the session “really useful” and there are several things he may consider using in the future.
The session is part of the PCA’s Personal Development and Welfare Programme (PDWP) at Nottinghamshire, and the aim is to enable individuals to excel and develop sustainable performance outside of cricket. It took place in the Derek Randall Suite at Trent Bridge and 18 professional cricketers attended.
"It’s important to provide opportunities for our members to develop and practice a variety of life skills alongside their playing careers."
LYNSEY WILLIAMS, PCA LEAD PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
The PCA’s Lead Personal Development Manager, Lynsey Williams, believes negotiating is a key skill for players to have.
She said: “Negotiation is a life skill that is relevant both on and off the field of play, be it buying a car or negotiating a playing contract.
“It’s important to provide opportunities for our members to develop and practice a variety of life skills alongside their playing careers.
“The skills session was very practical, and the players engaged brilliantly.
“Thanks to Phil from The Negotiation Club for sharing his knowledge and his experience with the group.”
The Negotiation Club was founded in 2018, and it has been delivering taster sessions all across the country. Brown was ‘honoured’ to deliver a session to the Nottinghamshire squad and he believes the practice could benefit them.
He said: “Negotiation is a life skill which profoundly benefits our lives and a little practice can go a long way.
“The opportunity to practice negotiation skills with outstanding professional sportspeople was a wonderful experience.
“Cricketers understand the importance of practice on that journey to greatness.
“I am honoured to coach negotiation to such an exciting group.”
The Negotiation Club was founded in 2018 and trains individuals across the country to develop their negotiation skills. Click here to find out more.