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Negotiations Ninja

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Negotiation Training That Delivers Results

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SIMSA “Educational Event” sponsorship sold-out!   Thank you to our sponsors Deca Industries and Kelly Panteluk Construction. 


negotiations.ninja exists to develop and deliver the most engaging negotiation training programs in the world and to have fun doing it. Utilizing his extensive experience speaking to executives and their employees on the topics of negotiation, our founder, Mark Raffan, leverages the data and teams that already exist in your business to drive more value by providing them with the tools they need to succeed.

We coach people to become negotiations experts and get better deals and we have fun doing it! Because no one likes boring training and coaching programs!

If you’re a business manager or owner, we’ll coach you to “do more with less” by teaching you how to use your existing resources to drive up profitability. We do this through showing you how to reduce the cost of acquisition and increase the volume of sales to the business. If you’re looking to: increase performance; profitability; make more efficient use of your time; and/or make more efficient use of your assets and team, reach out to us.


Utilizing his extensive speaking experience, our founder, Mark Raffan, delivers winning training, keynotes, and coaching to an underserved market filling a void in the negotiation training world by providing engaging, useable, and market relevant training programs, keynotes, and coaching programs. Mark has worked as a high-level negotiator in c-suite negotiations at Agrium, CNRL, and Canadian Pacific Railway for many years, negotiating deals in excess of $350M and as low as $5K, and everything in between. Now running his own practice, Mark gives unbiased 3rd party coaching and training that delivers results.



• Introduction – Who is negotiations.ninja and Mark Raffan and why should SIMSA members
• Negotiation Strategy – Negotiation Research and Development – The Power of Body Language
• Negotiation Tactics – Ask for More than You Expect to Get – Nibbling
• The Corporate Procurement Person – Mindset and Focus
• Close – Next Steps



  • 11:30 am – registration
  • Noon – lunch
  • 12:30 pm – Presentation
  • 1:30 pm – Q&A


“Mark’s talk with our team, combined with training for key leaders, has changed the nature of how our people do business. It’s not in our nature to practice and hone the art of negotiation, but Mark has showed us ways that help serve us better for both short and long term success. I can’t imagine continuing to do my work without the techniques learned from Mark’s course.” – Ben Johnson, CEO of Benifactor Capital

“Mark came to our office and gave an engaging and educational talk on negotiation. He was able to get the whole group participating in a topic that they weren’t certain they needed to learn about. Mark’s presentation and teaching gave the team tools around negotiation that they could immediately apply to their roles within the company and theIr personal lives.” – Mike Williams, President of RingPartner

” I was pretty excited to hear about this great opportunity to partake with Mr. Mark Raffan in a negotiations course. As I expected Mark ensured the day of training was professional, interactive and very beneficial with the tools we acquired through the workshops. This is a course that can be applied immediately to your everyday lives and particular into your business realm. There is nothing more important to business success than understanding what you have and what you want and Mark can show you how to identify that and work with it. ” Ryan Flodell, CEO of Thoar Mining


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Sponsored by:


January 23
11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Deca Industries
Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd.


Ramada Hotel Saskatoon, Riel Room
806 Idylwyld Dr N
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 0Z6 Canada
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306) 665-6500