The Power of Negotiation – Are you playing the wrong game?

  • 25 November 2020
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Webinar


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Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi for a live webinar about The Power of Negotiation – Are you playing the wrong game?

Are you excited and passionate about your career but feel the playing field is not leveled?

Do you feel like you are on the outside of the “old club” and can’t get a seat at the table?

How do you use the power of negotiation to join the club or should you be creating your own narrative?

Women continue to be chronically underrepresented in key leadership roles across the globe. As business leaders, we are in a unique position to help make the future more equitable for everyone and accelerate progress. Join us for an exciting talk on negotiation skills and how to progress your career under your own terms. There has never been a better time to invest in your personal brand, distinguish yourself using negotiation tools and propel your career.

Speakers will be discussing the following topics:

  • What is the game?
  • Understand “Survival of the Species”
  • The pitfall of homogeneous thinking
  • Gender positive negotiation tools
  • Together we can change the conversation

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    Fadwa Sahly, CFA, Director  –  Grant  Thornton Risk Advisory

    Fadwa has over 16 years of Banking and Central Banking experience internationally, starting her career with Deutsche Bank in Toronto. She has held many leadership positions withing world class organizations and has had to negotiate at multiple levels to progress and access opportunities. She is passionate about advancing a gender positive agenda and is very enthusiastic about helping, mentoring and advising. Fadwa holds a Bachelor degree from George Mason University in the Washington DC area, a Master’s degree from Concordia University and is a CFA charter holder.

    Roberto Ordonez, Managing Partner – Alkimya Catalyst

    Roberto is a change agent and an expert negotiator. He advises large corporations, governments, SMEs, and family businesses with complex negotiations. He is the Managing Partner of the Aluna Catalyst Middle East office and the Founder of Alkimya Catalyst, a boutique global consulting firm that specializes in innovation and complex negotiation strategies in the Middle East region. Roberto has a Bachelor and a Master of Science degrees (BS, MS) in engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


    David Laliberte, Executive Director, Legal, Digital 14 LLC

    David Laliberte is a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years of experience across the telecommunications, media and technology industries. His broad areas of expertise include corporate governance, intellectual property law, technology law, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, cybersecurity law and privacy.  David also has a wealth of knowledge in the roles and responsibilities of board members having worked alongside board leadership on several public, private and not-for-profit organizations.

    Throughout his career, David has held various counsel and leadership positions at organizations including Dentons LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Rogers Communications Inc., BlackBerry Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. As Executive Director of Legal Affairs for Digital 14 LLC, David manages a team of six lawyers and is responsible for developing and implementing Digital14’s corporate IP strategy.  Until 2016, David served as Director of Intellectual Property Policy at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he was responsible for driving the company’s IP strategy, positioning, and engagement in several jurisdictions, including Europe, India and Canada. 

    David received his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in Public Policy and Administration from York University. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Ottawa. 


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