Fall Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Toby Berkman

Toby Berkman is a Senior Associate at CBI and affiliated faculty at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. An attorney by training and a former corporate litigator, Toby has been facilitating dialogue and mediating complex public disputes for more than a decade. His practice focuses on helping organizations and stakeholders collaborate more effectively around difficult public issues, both domestically and internationally. He has worked with stakeholders and organizations at the local level, in the Alewife neighborhood right in CBI’s backyard, as well as the national and international stage, with the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Department of Defense, the United Nations and the World Bank. As affiliated faculty at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Toby teaches courses on collaborative problem solving and dispute resolution to law students, executives, and professionals from around the world.

Carri Hulet

Carri Hulet is a Senior Mediator at the Consensus Building Institute. She works primarily as a facilitator and mediator helping collaborative groups make decisions that have public or widespread impact on issues related to climate change, energy, water, or transportation. She also runs trainings in negotiation and has a particular interest in research and practice at the intersection of negotiation and gender.

Faculty: Toby Berkman and Carri Hulet

Enrollment: Register Fall 2019


This course wasn’t just theory; it was serious experience. We actually applied the principles during class. Over the course of the program, I used the course concepts and negotiation preparation strategies to engage in multiple real-life negotiations. The result? A completely different understanding of my counter-parties that led to a major shift in our business direction.

Stever Robbins, past seminar participant

No matter how much experience you’ve had negotiating, this course will teach your more about negotiation than you can imagine, and along the way even more about yourself.

Yen-Hsi Liu, past seminar participant


This highly interactive semester-length seminar explores the ways that people negotiate to create value and resolve disputes. Designed both to improve understanding of negotiation theory and to build negotiation skills, the curriculum integrates negotiation research from several academic fields with experiential learning exercises.

Students engage in a series of hands-on simulations set in domestic and international contexts, building from simple two-party encounters to complex multi-party scenarios. Some of the exercises emphasize psychological aspects of bargaining, value creation, and distribution, coalition dynamics, and intra-team negotiation, with a special focus on organized preparation and process analysis. Participants should finish the class as more effective and reflective negotiators.

Eligibility Requirements: PON seminars are open to participants from all disciplines and professional fields. Fluency in English is a must (suggested minimum TOEFL score 570).

Course Materials: Photocopied materials will be provided to students.

Location: Harvard Law School campus

Tuition: General Tuition: $1500; Graduate Student Tuition: $1150

Enrollment: Register Fall 2019

For more information about our courses, registration, or eligibility for the Graduate Student tuition rate, please feel free to call us 1-800-391-8629 (International calls: 1-301-528-2676), or email us at negotiation@law.harvard.edu.