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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New Simulation on Science Diplomacy

Lara SanPietro   •  02/04/2020   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Science Diplomacy

Teach Your Students to Incorporate Scientific Findings into International Policy Decisions
Science diplomacy elevates the role of science and technology in addressing global challenges. While science diplomacy has a long history of bringing nations together through sharing technological innovations, it has becoming increasingly important as climate change and environmental hazards receive greater attention from the international … Read More 

Digitally Enhanced Simulation Packages – Try for Free!

Lara SanPietro   •  01/31/2020   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Enhanced Simulation Package Sample Question

*Right now, try online, digitally enhanced simulation packages for free on the iDecisionGames platform:  

Worried about how you’ll run your class online? Right now iDecisionGames is waiving platform usage fees for any professor new to the platform who is impacted by COVID-19.
In-depth Teaching Materials with Real Time Data Analytics Designed to Enhance Teaching Negotiation 
New from the … Read More 

Teach Your Students Value Distribution with a Simulation on Solar Power

Lara SanPietro   •  01/29/2020   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Value Distribution

Do your students really understand the difference between value distribution and integrative negotiation, and have you given them a chance to practice their distributive bargaining skills? Do they understand that every negotiation includes elements of both value creation and value distribution? To help teach these key negotiation skills the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC) has developed a … Read More 

Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar: Attend in Person or Online!

Lara SanPietro   •  01/23/2020   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

conflict management

The Mediation and Conflict Management Seminar starts Monday January 27 – don’t miss your last chance to register! 
The Program on Negotiation (PON) offers a semester-length seminar on mediation and conflict management designed to raise your awareness of your own approach to conflict. Led by David Seibel and Stevenson Carlebach, renowned mediators and dynamic instructors, this … Read More 

New Advanced Search! Find New Teaching Materials in Seconds

Lara SanPietro   •  12/06/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Advanced Materials Search

The Advanced Materials Search feature allows you to search for teaching materials based on nine different categories, including time required, number of parties, and the negotiation concepts you want to teach.
The Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Advanced Materials Search, which allows you to quickly find the … Read More 

2019 Negotiation Pedagogy Conference

Lara SanPietro   •  10/31/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Negotiation Pedagogy Conference

Join us in Cambridge on Friday, November 15th, 2019 for a conference on excellence and innovation in teaching negotiation.
The Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC) at the inter-university Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that the 2019 Negotiation Pedagogy Conference will take place on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at Harvard Law … Read More 

Ask A Negotiation Expert: Helping Lawmakers Build Bridges

PON Staff   •  09/30/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

Amid our polarized political climate, dysfunction and conflict seem to rule the day in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures. To help legislators and their staff learn to build bridges and negotiate through impasse, the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Legislative Negotiation Project, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Madison Initiative, has developed … Read More 

Powerful Conflict Resolution Games to Help You Teach Negotiation

PON Staff   •  09/19/2019   •  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 

How Negotiation Role-Play Simulations Can Help You Resolve Environmental Disputes

Lara SanPietro   •  09/18/2019   •  Filed in Teaching Negotiation

negotiation role-plays

From complicated land use debates to the regulation of pollutants, environmental negotiations are fraught with dynamic legal, scientific, and societal considerations. Because many of the natural resources in question are limited and fragile, disputes over them can be particularly difficult.
To help educate professionals about how to work through challenging environmental and sustainability negotiations, the Program … Read More 

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