Pedagogy at PON

Pedagogy at PON is dedicated to improving the way people teach and learn about negotiation and dispute resolution. Incorporating and expanding on the historical mission of the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center, Pedagogy at PON serves as an intellectual focal point for negotiation education through research, curriculum development, training, and networking

The mission of Pedagogy at PON is to:

  • contribute to the growing field of negotiation and dispute resolution pedagogy through research and publications;
  • support 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 scholars;
  • develop and distribute teaching materials that are useful in skills-based negotiation and dispute resolution instruction; and
  • explore and test the application of new technologies to improve teaching and learning about negotiation and dispute resolution.
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From the Symphony Hall to the Jazz Jam Session: Teaching negotiation to graduate students vs. providing negotiation training to senior executives: Quite Similar or Very Different?

PON Staff   •  11/14/2011   •  Filed in Pedagogy at PON

Negotiation Pedagogy Faculty Dinner Seminar, November 14th, 2011
Panelists: Theodore Johnson (Brandeis University), Deborah Kolb(Simmons College), Deepak Malhotra (Harvard Business School),Brian Mandell (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Melissa Manwaring (Babson College), Bruce Patton (Vantage Partners), and James Sebenius (Harvard Business School). Moderated byMichael Wheeler (Harvard Business School)
The fall Negotiation Pedagogy Faculty Dinner Seminar took place at the Harvard Faculty Club on November 14, 2011. The event brought together more than … Read More 

Why Classic Cases?

PON Staff   •  05/11/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at PON

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 

Former Clearinghouse Customers Speak!

PON Staff   •  05/11/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at PON

In an effort to understand more about how the former 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 former Clearinghouse and what additional teaching and … Read More 

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Camera: Video in Negotiation Pedagogy

PON Staff   •  05/11/2011   •  Filed in Daily, Events, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at PON

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 

New PON Teaching Materials About the Work of Martti Ahtisaari, 2010 Great Negotiator Award Recipient

PON Staff   •  12/09/2010   •  Filed in Daily, International Negotiation, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at PON

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 

Learning to Manage Climate Change Risks: Three New Multiparty Negotiation Games That Can be Used to Enhance Public Engagement

PON Staff   •  10/05/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at PON, Research Projects

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 

Bruce Patton on Teaching the Micro-Skills of Negotiation

PON Staff   •  06/05/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at PON

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 

New Teaching Notes for Three Values-Based Mediation Simulations

PON Staff   •  06/05/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Mediation, Pedagogy at PON

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 

Making and Using Films to Teach Negotiation

PON Staff   •  06/01/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Negotiation Skills, Pedagogy at PON

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 

New Live-Mediation Teaching Video Available for Purchase

PON Staff   •  01/05/2010   •  Filed in Daily, Mediation, Pedagogy at PON

What Makes a Good Mediator?

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 

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