The Program on Negotiation offers a number of courses taught by leading Harvard faculty and experts in the field of negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. The offerings range from one-day sessions to semester-length courses. Participants come from around the world from both the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as from a variety of industries, including business, government, law, and education.
The Program on Negotiation offers a number of courses taught by leading Harvard faculty and experts in the field of negotiation. The offerings range from one-day sessions to semester-length courses. Participants come from around the world from both the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as from a variety of industries, including business, government, law, and education.
Mediation at PON
The goal of mediation is for a neutral third party to help disputants come to consensus on their own. Rather than imposing a solution, a professional mediator works with the conflicting sides to explore the underlying interests beneath their positions. The Program on Negotiation offers a number of mediation programs that will provide your with core mediation skills as well as with advanced programs that can take your mediation skills to the next level.
PON Expert (PONX) one-day programs are designed to help you build expertise in a specific area. Taught by world-class faculty from Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School, one-day programs explore and provide next-level strategies for overcoming major negotiation problems, including managing emotions, negotiating international deals, dealing with difficult people and the art of saying no. PON also offers other special programs and events during the year.
Let us help you develop a customized educational program that delivers world-class Program on Negotiation expertise directly to your team. Conducted virtually or in-person, (or a hybrid of both), our built-for-you programs can provide you with learning modules on specific negotiation topics, frameworks, and techniques—all aimed at helping your organization improve your negotiation capabilities and outcomes. Our expert team will work with you to provide a learning experience unique for your organization.
Several times a year, the Program on Negotiation holds in-person negotiation trainings in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Offerings include our flagship program, Negotiation and Leadership; Mediating Disputes; and—for advanced negotiators—the Harvard Negotiation Master Class. Join accomplished business, government, legal, and education professionals from around the world to improve your negotiation effectiveness and achieve better outcomes at the bargaining table—every time.
In addition to our in-person programs, we’re pleased to offer a diverse portfolio of online programs, including two semester-long seminars—Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and Negotiation and Dispute Resolution—and several one-day, online-only PON Expert (PONx) programs. Designed to address specialized negotiation challenges, PONx sessions focus on timely topics, including overcoming psychological barriers, navigating complex business deals, and leveraging emotions in negotiations—all taught by expert PON faculty. We’ll also be launching a new two-day program for professionals who are new to negotiations—Negotiation Essentials Online (NEO)—in January 2023.