The 4P Leadership Framework for Enhancing Your Personal Effectiveness

Event Date: Friday January 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

The 4P Leadership Framework for Enhancing Your Personal Effectiveness

A virtual discussion with:

Robert Wilkinson

Robert Wilkinson
Lecturer in Public Policy and Leadership,
Harvard Kennedy School


Friday, January 29, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (U.S. and Canada)


About the event:

Leadership in any type of organization, whether governmental, non-profit, or private sector, and at any level of authority, requires the effective management of oneself and others. Robert Wilkinson believes effective leadership and decision-making depends heavily on the capacity to work across political and cultural divides and to constructively engage multiple stakeholders utilizing our negotiation skills and overall ability to enhance personal effectiveness.

This webinar will introduce the 4P Framework for Personal Leadership Effectiveness, which is intended to provide participants with a clear model to engage in difficult leadership and negotiation situations more effectively. The 4P framework is a set of four domains of personal effectiveness, which are: Perception, Process, People, and Projection. The 4Ps are built on academic literature and incorporate scholarly and practitioner frameworks, which will enhance participants’ awareness of important dynamics and challenges in a wide range of leadership situations. They will provide a number of key principles and practical tools to help you get better outcomes as you continue to enhance your capacity to lead.

About the Speaker:

Robert Wilkinson is a negotiation and leadership specialist, who is on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he teaches graduate courses on leadership in complex environments, and on negotiation theory and practice. Wilkinson has won several Dean’s Teaching Awards at Harvard, and also served as a Special Advisor on Negotiation at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT). Previously, he was on the faculty at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, at Tufts University, for 8 years.

Wilkinson actively consults for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, international organizations, and charities, helping them build their negotiation, leadership and team management skills, and increase their overall effectiveness. He has more than 25 years of experience, in over 50 countries, across the public, private and not-profit sectors.

Previously, Wilkinson worked overseas for 15 years on a variety of international projects. This included spending three years in Rwanda working with Hutu and Tutsi communities, two years working with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Angola, and 18 months in Laos, consulting on a variety of community development programs. He began his overseas work in Nicaragua, in both Sandinista and Contra areas.

Wilkinson earned his Masters of Science (MS) from Stanford University, and Bachelors of Science (BS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

His latest publication on the 4P framework for Strategic Leadership can be found here:

A 4-part Podcast series on the 4P Framework can be a found here:

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on NegotiationThe Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

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