HBA Houston – Real World Negotiation Skills

How fine-tuned are your negotiation skills? Did you know that 20 percent of women never negotiate while men negotiate four times more than women?

On Tuesday, 2 March 2021, HBA Houston had the honor of hosting a distinguished panel of senior executives from the Texas Medical Center as they shared key insights and practical applications on real-world negotiation situations and the skill sets necessary to gain the desired outcome when negotiating.  

As our moderator, Mitali Paul, administrator, department of surgery, Houston Methodist, guided our expert panel through a series of thought-provoking questions and discussions. Our experts not only provided a behind-the-scenes HR perspective but also delivered advice, guidance and action items to those in attendance to implement within their own personal and professional negotiation interactions.
 

Throughout the discussion, the panel shared how to truly become a savvy negotiator, along with staying calm throughout the discussion and not just knowing your worth but being able to detail and articulate your contributions; strategy and practice are key to a successful negotiation. Pearls of wisdom were scattered throughout the discussion as the evening was packed with their personal observations and key learnings from their many years of experience. 

HBA Houston would like to extend the warmest appreciation to Mitali Paul for her contribution and leadership in creating this event and our esteemed panelists for sharing their experiences and wisdom and allowing us the opportunity to learn from them.

HBA Houston was thrilled to welcome almost 400 registrants from across the globe to this event and would like to thank Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and TransPerfect for sponsoring the evening’s American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter.

Because our chapter’s success could not be accomplished without dedicated volunteers, the HBA Honored Volunteer award was presented to Maime Ballard for her many contributions to HBA Houston. 

Thank you to all of our HBA Houston board leaders and volunteers for their many contributions to make this event a great success. We hope to see everyone at our next HBA Houston event on Tuesday, 30 March – “Making the Most of Your HBA Membership”.