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Like it or not, you are a negotiator

Rhunne Janssens

President - Master of Law at KU Leuven

LCM SA opened a new world to me. Over the past 4 years, I have learned competences that not only enriched me professionally, but also personally. Since the day I joined LCM SA, I learned to look at problems differently: to the deeper meaning and to the why of things. I learned that it is of utter importance to create value for all parties around the table and how very different interests could still be aligned. Most of all, I experienced working with a super differentiated group of people. The way LCM SA brings students with different backgrounds together makes this student organization a one of a kind in Leuven.

Arto Vera

Vice-President / Negotiation Track - Master of Business Engineering at KU Leuven
arto.vera@lcmsa.com

Negotiation is in essence human interaction. The core of our reasoning are our emotions and our limited rationality. Keeping this in mind is key for a negotiator. To get what you want, you first need to understand each other. At LCM Student Association, we enable people to reach their full potential. Our core activity is practicing the art of negotiation together. During the learning process, you will develop valuable life skills. Daring to push your boundaries is a challenge. A challenge necessary to grow as a person.

Arnold De Maeyer

Finance - Master in Business Engineering at KU Leuven
arnold.demaeyer@lcmsa.com

We at LCM SA can proudly say that we are the leading student association in the field of negotiation and mediation. Through the Negotiation Track, LCM SA provides the necessary theoretical basis and, most important, further focuses on practical application of the techniques based on cases in a professional context. LCM SA values the diversity of specializations of its members and the various backgrounds of its lecturers. In this way, we analyze every problem and case from different professional perspectives.


The negotiation track taught me to behave assertively in a negotiation, to come up with creative solutions, and reach valuable agreements under time pressure. LCM SA offered and still offers me an excellent and unique learning opportunity.

Katrien Nys

Public Relations- Master of Law at KU Leuven
katrien.nys@lcmsa.com 

In different media, negotiation is often represented as a situation in which two or more parties have their own interests which compete with each other. The only way to get what you want is to put pressure on the other party and make them believe you have the upper hand. At LCM SA you will learn that this is not the only way to behave in a negotiation. Listening and having an empathetic attitude will get you a lot further. It is perfectly possible for all parties to be satisfied with the agreement when leaving the table.

Caroline Vandeput & Marie-Judith Vanden Kerchove

Events & Alumni- Masters of Law at KU Leuven
caroline.vandeput@lcmsa.com
marie-judith.vandenkerchove@lcmsa.com

Negotiating is more than being right or wrong. It is about understanding the other party, showing empathy and expressing your own views on the subject matter. That way some sort of pareto optimum can be reached. LCM SA taught us the necessary skills to start a proper negotiation and mediation. During different workshops, case sessions and competitions we were able to train our skills. The personal feedback helped us to improve our skills and to become more confident in a negotiation. Being a good negotiator is important both professionally and personally. Consciously or not, we negotiate with other people, so you better be good at it.

 

Stéphanie Bax

Competitions - Master of Law at KU Leuven
stephanie.bax@lcmsa.com

We negotiate every day. Not only in a professional environment, but also in our personal lives. Therefore, a profound knowledge of negotiation can be advantageous for everybody. The negotiation track offers an outstanding program that teaches the members how to negotiate and mediate in an ethical way. A combination of theoretical workshops and practical case sessions allows the members to exercise their skills in real-life situations with enough theoretical background. Because of its interfaculty character, LCM SA gives you the opportunity to meet new people and to experience how students from various faculties approach a negotiation differently.

John Heymans

Collaborations - Master of Bioscience Engineering at KU Leuven 
john.heymans@lcmsa.com

The negotiation doesn’t start until someone says “No”. Whether you like it or not, you’re a negotiation. As a bioengineering student I used to be a total stranger to this skill. Through workshops LCM SA will help you improve your day-to-day life. It will give you a toolbox in negotiation you’ll use in your future professional career. A perfect match between theory, practice and personal feedback is our secret. How do you make the others listen more carefully to your arguments? How to reach an agreement when the other party is hard-shelled? How to give more impact to your argument?


LCM SA helped me to develop myself as a person. New friendships, interesting topics and people from various backgrounds all contributed to an unforgettable year. LCM SA will take you on an enriching journey that I’d highly recommend to any student.

Matthias Koopmans & Stef Praet

Human Resources - Masters of Law at KU Leuven
matthias.koopmans@lcmsa.com
stef.praet@lcmsa.com

No matter where you are, who you are with or where you come from, you are a negotiator whether you like or not, this is a core principle of LCM SA. Even though this is a simple sentence, it really gives an accurate portrayal of our complex reality. Whether it be friends, family or colleagues, our life consists of multiple layers of social interactions and most of those interactions are some sort of negotiation. LCM SA teaches you in a very coherent manner how to ensure these social interactions end with all interests considered.

Laurien Sprengers & Julie Hooft

Marketing & Media - Masters of Law at KU Leuven
laurien.sprengers@lcmsa.com
julie.hooft@lcmsa.com

Negotiating is more than being right or wrong. It is about understanding the other party, showing empathy and expressing your own views on the subject matter. That way some sort of pareto optimum can be reached. LCM SA taught us the necessary skills to start a proper negotiation and mediation. During different workshops, case sessions and competitions we were able to train our skills. The personal feedback helped us to improve our skills and to become more confident in a negotiation. Being a good negotiator is important both professionally and personally. Consciously or not, we negotiate with other people, so you better be good at it.

Our Project Managers

They are supporting our board on a specific domain.

Alina Dillis

Marketing
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Emily Greenaway

Marketing
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Ewout Goudsmedt

Negotiation Track, Advisory Board & Lecturer
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Emma Vandepitte

Internal Communications

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Nicolas Geerardyn

Socials & Feedback Assistants
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Michiel Fraussen

Lecturer
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Tom Vos

Negotiation Track, Advisory Board & Lecturer
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Leonie Van Gerven

Recruitment, Negotiation Track
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           Emma Vets

Feedback Assistants & Lecturer
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Gertjan Muyters

Feedback Assistant
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Laura van Kruijsdijk

Advisory Board & Lecturer
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Gaya Mooens

Project Manager
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             Ester Vets

Advisory Board & Lecturer
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Lars Sudmann

Advisory Board & Lecturer
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Theo De Beir

Lecturer
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the Leuven Center for Collaborative Management

Our mother organization guides and assists us with experience and knowhow.

               Prof. Dr.
           Tijs Besieux

Advisory Board & Lecturer
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Prof. Dr.
Alain Laurent Verbeke

Advisory Board & Lecturer
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Prof. Dr.
Martin Euwema

Advisory Board & Lecturer
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