Optimal Outcomes: Solve the Unsolvable – Even Without the Other Side’s Cooperation; a book talk with Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler

Event Date: Wednesday September 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Pound Hall, Room 101, Harvard Law School Campus, Cambridge, MA

A video recording of this event is available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

Optimal Outcomes:
Solve the Unsolvable – Even Without the Other Side’s Cooperation


Jennifer Goldman

Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, Ph.D.

Founding Principal, Alignment Strategies Group


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Pound Hall, Room 101
Harvard Law School

Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

About the Book:

This talk will bring to life the concepts in Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler’s forthcoming book, Optimal Outcomes, and will introduce a set of practices that allow you to free yourself from even the toughest situations and conflicts – at work, at home, and in public life – even without cooperation from the other side. Jennifer Goldman will discuss how to identify what undermines your ability to solve the problem, discover new levers for change, harness difficult emotions, imagine and test sustainable optimal outcomes, and take the pattern-breaking actions required to bring lasting transformation. Through the Optimal Outcomes Method, Dr. Goldman will offers practices and tools to transform relationships, teams, and organizations.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is an organizational psychologist and Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group, a consultancy that helps leaders optimize organizational vitality and growth. For two decades she has advised senior leaders at global corporations and large non-profit and governmental institutions including IBM, Intel, Eli Lilly, Bayer, Barclays, Citigroup, KPMG, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and the United Nations.

Jennifer also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she created and teaches the popular course “Transforming Conflict from Within” on how leaders can successfully face even the most challenging long-term conflicts. She is also an executive coach at the Executive Education Program at Columbia Business School.

A former Graduate Research Fellow at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, Jennifer is author of the book Emotions in Long-term Conflict (2014) and is currently working on her next book, Optimal Outcomes. She has authored articles and chapters in publications including The Huffington Post, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, The International Journal of Conflict Management, The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice.



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