Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation (Pedagogy @ PON)
Pedagogy at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (Pedagogy @ PON) is dedicated to improving the way people teach and learn about negotiation and dispute resolution. Incorporating and expanding upon the historical mission of the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center, (formerly the Clearinghouse) Pedagogy @ PON serves as PON’s intellectual focal point for negotiation education.
Pedagogy @ PON is involved a range of activities including research, curriculum development, training, and networking among those interested in negotiation and dispute resolution pedagogy. The formal mission of Pedagogy @ PON is to:
•Contribute to the growing field of negotiation and dispute resolution pedagogy through research and publications;
•Support both experienced and next-generation negotiation and dispute resolution educators through workshops, idea exchanges, and other educator-focused events;
•Foster connections between communities of negotiation and dispute resolution educators and education scholars;
•Develop and distribute teaching materials that are useful in skills-based negotiation and dispute resolution instruction;
•Explore and test the application of new technologies to improve teaching and learning about negotiation and dispute resolution; and
•Help PON reach new audiences of negotiation practitioners and students through workshops, seminars, and other educational activities.
Pedagogy @ PON publishes a free, weekly e-newsletter, Teaching Negotiation, which highlights current research, new teaching materials, and upcoming events, as well as offering a discussion forum for negotiation and dispute resolution instructors. The discussion forums can be found through LinkedIn and Facebook.
Click here to get our Free Report “Teaching Negotiation – Understanding The Impact Of Role Play Simulations” and to subscribe to Teaching Negotiation e-newsletter. For a glossary of common Program on Negotiation terms, please reference our Glossary
Why are some negotiation exercises still used in a great many university classes even twenty years after they were written? In an effort to understand more about the enduring quality of some classic teaching materials, we asked faculty affiliated with PON to explain why they think some role play simulations remain bestsellers in the Clearinghouse … Read More
In an effort to understand more about how the PON Clearinghouse does and doesn’t meet its customers’ needs, we interviewed a number of long-time Clearinghouse clients. We asked what teaching materials they found most valuable and for what reasons. We also asked how they found out about the Clearinghouse and what additional teaching and training … Read More
How can video be used to enhance the teaching of negotiation? This question was addressed by Michael Moffitt from the University of Oregon Law School in his presentation called “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Camera: Video in Negotiation Pedagogy” at the NP @ PON faculty dinner seminar on April 21, 2011. … Read More
The Program on Negotiation’s 2010 Great Negotiator Award was given to former Finnish President, Martti Ahtisaari, for his many significant achievements in the fields of negotiation and diplomacy. He was central to the Namibian independence negotiations in the late 1980s. He also served as chief United Nations negotiator to Kosovo from 2005-2006, and was instrumental … Read More
The Clearinghouse now offers three, multi-party role play simulations focused on helping cities manage climate change risks. These were prepared by the Science Impact Collaborative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the direction of Professor Larry Susskind. The purpose of these exercises is to engage the public in a mixture of political and technical … Read More
There is often a profound gap – of which we are typically unaware – between what we “know” or “believe” about effective negotiation practice and what we actually do as practitioners under pressure. Bruce Patton, the founder of Vantage Partners and co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project, advocates helping students master key “micro-skills” to enable … Read More
NP@PON has developed several new Teaching Notes to accompany the three values-based and identity-based simulations described in the last NP@PON Newsletter. The simulations are available along with an overview Teaching Note, individual teaching notes for each game, and an Annotated Bibliography. The overview Note offers extensive guidance on how to organize discussions about value-based disputes … Read More
Access to multimedia content is rapidly increasing throughout the world, with videos and short clips permeating our daily life – whether in gas stations, on ATMs, cell phones, or mobile entertainment devices. We are consuming, producing, and interacting with videos more now than ever before: YouTube is the third-most visited website on the Internet, the … Read More
In preparation for last May’s Mediation Pedagogy Conference at Harvard Law School, NP@PON produced a video of an actual landlord-tenant small claims mediation – from start to finish, including side-bar conversations. It is rare that actual (as opposed to staged or acted) mediations are available for instructional purposes. The mediator in this case is Charles … Read More
An Experiment: Exploring Interdisciplinary Linkages between Negotiation and Communication Studies
What would negotiation pedagogy look like if we focused more on the core meanings and practices of communication? How can understanding the underpinnings of communication – the components of conversation and the exchange of meaning – help us understand and improve our negotiations? The weekend of … Read More
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Understanding how to arrange the meeting space is a key aspect of preparing for negotiation. In this video, Professor Guhan Subramanian discusses a real world example of how seating arrangements can influence a negotiator’s success. This discussion was held at the 3 day executive education workshop for senior executives at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Guhan Subramanian is the Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School.