About: Shiona Sommerville

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Shiona is responsible for coordinating a selection of PON’s Executive Education offerings: The Harvard Negotiation Institute Summer Programs, the Advanced Negotiation Master Class, and two semester-length seminars. Shiona comes to PON from the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP) at Harvard Law School where she managed client outreach and mediation case referrals and supervised mediators in the program. Shiona is an accomplished mediator, having trained with HMP in 2007, mediated regularly, and acted as a one of the program’s supervisors in HMP’s court program beginning in 2010. Shiona comes to the world of conflict resolution as an urban planner who facilitated multi-party processes and multi-day design workshops, and she maintains a passionate interest in processes to resolve land use and environmental disputes as well as the application of mediation and negotiation skills for land use practitioners. Shiona is a graduate of McMaster and Guelph Universities, Canada, and holds a Master of Liberal Arts in Environmental Management from Harvard. Shiona can be reached at ssommerville@law.harvard.edu.

Most Recent Article By Shiona Sommerville

The Shadow Negotiation: Kolb Captures the Hidden Dynamics of Gender in the Workplace

PON Steering Committee Member and former Executive Director Deborah M. Kolb has published a lively and incisive new book on the impact of gender in the workplace (and elsewhere) called The Shadow Negotiation: How Women can Master the Hidden Agendas that Determine Bargaining Success. Published by Simon and Schuster, the volume is co-authored by organizational … Read More 

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