The course, run by former Harvard negotiation skills trainer Shahzad Bhatti, involved the learning of strategies and techniques to employ to successfully negotiate one's interests in a number of contexts. Course participants took part in a variety of exercises over the two days to put theory into practice in situations involving individual and group negotiations. Participants included doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants, academics, students, businessmen and community workers.
The negotiation skills training is the second of such capacity building exercises run by the MCB. The former, a Media Skills training course, was run in November 2006. The programmes are part of the MCB's commitment to building and sustaining skills competency for the service of the British Muslim community.