Bonus Day: May 18, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

Negotiating the Impossible

Faculty: Deepak Malhotra

Some negotiations go smoothly, while others seem completely hopeless, with escalating conflict, increasingly aggressive behavior, and neither side willing to back down. Yet no matter how high the stakes or how protracted the dispute, even the most explosive situations can be defused. When handled effectively, even the worst conflicts have potential solutions.

In this one-day session, Harvard Business School professor and renowned author Deepak Malhotra draws on behind-the-scenes stories of fascinating negotiations from history, business, medicine, and sports to provide principles and tactics that can be applied in everyday life, whether you are negotiating a corporate deal, fielding a job offer, resolving a business dispute, or tackling obstacles in personal relationships.

By the end of the day, you will have both the confidence and the tools to tackle situations that might otherwise have seemed impossible.

In this highly interactive one-day program, you will:

  • Learn to defuse situations in which no one is willing to back down
  • Find out how to negotiate effectively even when you have no leverage
  • Gain the skills to deal with people who are acting aggressively or negotiating in bad faith
  • Think differently about how protracted or escalating conflicts should be handled
  • Discover how to deal with difficult people in your work or daily life