Teaching Negotiation

Teaching negotiation includes instructional areas such as deal setup and design, dispute resolution systems, arbitration, mediation, and meeting facilitation as well as the use of interactive role-play exercises, books, videos, training materials and role-play simulations designed around a specific negotiation skill or concept. The Program on Negotiation’s educational resource center, known as the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC), develops a wide-range of role-play simulations –including the popular Sally Soprano negotiation case study — interactive teaching exercises, books, videos, and scholarly papers devoted to the application of teaching negotiation and training effective negotiators.

Materials in the TNRC cover negotiation-related issues in areas ranging from climate change to ethics. Many of the themes are substantive (e.g., environmental negotiations or business negotiations), some target specific sectors (e.g., health care industry), or address particular contexts (e.g., cross-cultural negotiation skills) while others are more process oriented (e.g., facilitation).

The most popular simulation topics include:

Environmental
Real Estate
Workplace
Public Policy
Teaching in Law
Water Management Simulations

In addition, once a year, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School selects an outstanding individual who embodies what it means to be a truly great negotiator. To earn the Great Negotiator Award, the honoree must be a distinguished leader whose lifelong accomplishments in the field of dispute resolution and negotiation have had compelling and lasting results.

To help students and professionals learn valuable lessons from these highly skilled negotiators, PON’s Great Negotiator Case Study Series features in-depth studies such as Stuart Eizenstat: Negotiating the Final Accounts of World War II and Lakhdar Brahimi: Negotiating a New Government for Afghanistan.

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Digitally Enhanced Simulation Packages – NEW Simulations Added

Lara SanPietro   •  06/18/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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In-depth Teaching Materials with Real Time Data Analytics Designed to Enhance Teaching Negotiation 
 

New from the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC) at PON, and iDecision Games: digitally enhanced simulation packages designed to take your teaching to the next level.

The Enhanced Simulation Package from the TNRC and iDecision Games brings a new, interactive learning experience to teaching … Read More 

Negotiation Exercises to Help Your Students Avoid Cross-Cultural Pitfalls

PON Staff   •  06/18/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Negotiation Exercises

Avoid cross-cultural misunderstandings with these negotiation exercises

It’s no secret that communication and negotiation etiquette varies widely across cultures. In France, for example, it is rude to talk money over dinner, while in Brazil the American ‘A-OK’ gesture (thumb and forefinger forming a circle) can be a major insult.

The increasingly diverse and global nature of business … Read More 

Global Impact Negotiation Simulation

Lara SanPietro   •  06/18/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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International law and diplomacy is a rapidly evolving field that depends on the brokering of agreements between nations and other stakeholders. Whether there are language barriers, cultural differences, or both, some of the most challenging negotiations involve parties from different nations. Because of the relative lack of clear legal precedents and the difficulties of enforcement, … Read More 

Negotiating Identity and Values-Based Disputes

Lara SanPietro   •  06/11/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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How Do Parties in Conflict Negotiate Core Beliefs?
Identity and values-based disputes are particularly challenging to resolve, as identities are naturally inflexible and values are typically much less elastic than interest-based issues. In conventional interest-based negotiation, parties often do give up one thing in exchange for getting something they want more. This is often not possible … Read More 

Workable Peace Curriculum Series

Lara SanPietro   •  06/11/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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Note: Each of the seven individual Workable Peace Series curriculum units can be purchased separately. Please click on the links below for information about purchasing individual units. 
About Workable Peace
The Workable Peace curriculum – a conflict resolution program for high school students and young adults – is a product of the Workable Peace Project, directed by … Read More 

Negotiating Public Disputes

Lara SanPietro   •  06/06/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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How Negotiation Can Impact Public Perceptions
Companies and governments alike can experience strong public resistance to new initiatives, or fierce public backlash to mistakes. How should they deal with an angry public? Incorporating a public relations perspective into a problem-solving or public dispute resolution processes can make the difference between success or failure. Adopting a mutual … Read More 

Powerful Conflict Resolution Games to Help You Teach Negotiation

PON Staff   •  06/06/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Conflict Resolution Games

From complicated negotiation strategies to artful subterfuge, conflict resolution games are one of the very best ways to prepare for the challenges of real-world negotiation. Games that employ a Prisoner’s Dilemma structure (where rational parties may not cooperate despite their best interests) enable participants to analyze negotiations, make strategic decisions, and anticipate their counterpart’s next … Read More 

Internal Negotiation: Setting Up For Success

Lara SanPietro   •  05/31/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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U.S. Federal Agency Personnel Negotiate Inter-Agency Issues to Better Collaborate with Host Government Officials and Combat HIV/AIDs
Most negotiations between companies, organizations, or governments are broken down into internal negotiation and external negotiation. Internal negotiation occurs between members of the same company, organization, or government in preparation for negotiations with an external entity. There is a … Read More 

Cross-Cultural Video: Negotiation Examples, Lessons And Advice From PON Faculty

Lara SanPietro   •  05/24/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

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Do you teach negotiation to students from different cultural backgrounds? Are you teaching students how to negotiate in a cross-cultural context? Do you teach a “one world” model of negotiation; or, are there cultural variables that require changes in the basic model of negotiation that you teach?

The Program On Negotiation at Harvard Law School invited … Read More 

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