“The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is a renowned source of expertise in the field,” reported the Boston Globe today in its story, “Iraq latest crucible for Harvard mediation.” Reporting on the work done by conflict resolution professionals at Conflict Management Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the report notes that “The blood not spilled in central Iraq was another victory for the mediation movement spawned by Harvard Law School guru Roger Fisher, coauthor of the 1981 book ‘Getting to Yes’“. The article noted that “conflict management experts from the Boston area also helped tackle vexing international stalemates, from Northern Ireland to South Africa, Kosovo to China.”
Mediation is frequently called a facilitated negotiation. To improve your negotiation and mediation skills, there are many learning opportunities through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
The Program on Negotiation offers many Free Reports on negotiation, mediation, team building, and conflict management including “The New Conflict Management: Strategies for Dealing with Tough Topics and Interpersonal Conflicts”.