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What is a Negotiation Workshop?

A negotiation workshop is designed to give attendees the strategies, tools, and skills they need to succeed in business and personal negotiations.

Negotiating effectively requires the ability to change the game – moving away from conflict and toward collaboration. In a negotiation workshop, you acquire a proven framework for maximizing the value of your negotiation, whether you are behind the bargaining table with a client or across the table with an opposing party.

At the Harvard Negotiation Institute, a negotiation workshop will focus on critical aspects of negotiation and mediation. From structuring high-stakes deals and mediating complex disputes to resolving intractable problems and strengthening difficult relationships, these offerings are the perfect choice for those who can devote five or ten days to intensive study.

In one negotiation workshop, you may dive into the mediation process, where you will learn the practical skills and techniques for facilitating negotiations between disputing parties. While in another negotiation workshop, you can learn to overcome barriers and turn negotiations from difficult to collaborative, from breakdown to breakthrough.

Examine how your own assumptions and behaviors can help create and perpetuate negotiation dynamics you desperately want to avoid, and learn how to enact new behaviors more likely to foster successful negotiations.

A Harvard negotiation workshop features dynamic lectures and demonstrations, small group exercises, real-world case studies, hands-on simulations, negotiation role-play and other skill-building exercises, and one-on-one coaching.

These Harvard Negotiation Institute (HNI) programs are led by a distinguished team of educators, authors, thought leaders, and practitioners. Acknowledged experts in their fields, HNI faculty draw on the latest thinking and research to deliver practical techniques and real-world strategies for effectively conducting personal and professional negotiations.

To find out more, get your copy of The Harvard Negotiation Master Class Program Guide, where you can learn the details for this comprehensive, advanced program. This program offers unprecedented access to negotiation experts from Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, and MIT.

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Developing Negotiation Skills for Integrative Negotiations – Does Personality Matter?

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Imagine that after some negative experiences at the bargaining table or if you are frustrated in your efforts to improve your negotiation skills, you’ve started to worry that you simply don’t have the right personality to be a great negotiator let alone a value-creating, integrative negotiations expert. The other party always seems to get the … Read More

Semester Difficult Conversations: How To Discuss What Matters Most

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Difficult Conversations are an important part of the human experience – at times uncomfortable or painful, however, it is possible to learn how to manage a difficult conversation in a constructive way. From business partners and relationships with customers, clients, supplier and colleagues, to dynamics with family, friends, and members of our communities, the … Read More

Umbrella Agreements, Consensus Building in the Arctic, and Negotiation in Social Enterprises: New Research from PON Fellows and Scholars

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Every year the Program on Negotiation sponsors fellows and visiting scholars while they research and write about topics important to the fields of negotiation and mediation. This lunch provides an opportunity for this year’s two Graduate Research Fellows, Alexandros Sarris and Sarah Woodside, and Visiting Scholar Stefanos Mouzas to share their findings with the negotiation … Read More

Negotiating Difficult Conversations: Dealing with Tough Topics Productively

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Course Dates: This course is closed When negotiations become difficult, emotions often escalate and talks break down. To overcome barriers and turn negotiations from difficult to collaborative, from breakdown to breakthrough, you must learn to understand the inter- and intra-personal dynamics at play. In this program, you will examine how your own assumptions and behaviors can … Read More

Grant Strother (HLS 2012) Wins Conflict Prevention and Resolution Award for Best Original Student Article

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Recent Harvard Law School Graduate Grant Strother ’12 was selected to receive The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Outstanding Original Student Article Award for his paper, “Resolving Cultural Property Disputes in the Shadow of the Law.” This award recognizes a student article or paper that is focused on events or issues in … Read More

Video: Professor Robert Mnookin leads negotiation skills training for Jewish and Arab students in Israel

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In this video, Professor Robert H. Mnookin, Chair of the Program on Negotiation, reflects on his experience leading a negotiation workshop for high school students in Israel. The key negotiation skills emphasized in the workshop were active listening and the ability to understand the perspective of the other side. As Professor Mnookin states … Read More

Mnookin featured as a distinguished speaker in Israel

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In December 2011, Professor Robert Mnookin, Chair of the Program on Negotiation, was invited by Daniel Shapiro, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, to speak on the topic of his recent book: Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate and When to Fight. Part of a series on “Distinguished American Speakers, ” the event was held in … Read More

Video: PON-sponsored negotiation workshop engages Jewish and Arab students in Tel Aviv

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In March 2011, Professor James Sebenius, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, led a negotiation workshop for Jewish and Arab high school students in Tel Aviv, as part of a pilot program co-sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, with support from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. This innovative program offered three … Read More

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program receives Conflict Prevention and Resolution Institute’s 2010 Award

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The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Institute (CPR) selected the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) to be the recipient of its 2010 Problem Solving in the Law School Curriculum Award at its annual awards banquet on January 11, 2011 at the New York offices of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP.  The clinic’s director and founder, … Read More

Harvard Law School Hosts 2010 American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition

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Sixteen teams from nine different law schools from throughout the Northeast took part in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition at HLS on November 13–14, 2010. Approximately 35 judges, all practicing lawyers in the Boston area, evaluated the teams and chose the winners. A team comprised of two first-year law students from Boston College Law School … Read More

Harvard Negotiation Institute Begins!

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On the morning of June 8, 2009, hundreds of participants from around the world began their week-long intensive Basic Negotiation Workshop and Mediation Workshop.  Participants will engage with instructors Bruce Patton and Frank Sander for five days of interactive study.  There are still seats available in our 2-Day Intensive  Basic Negotiation course, which begins Thursday, … Read Harvard Negotiation Institute Begins!

Robert Bordone Appointed Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

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Robert Bordone, founding Director of the HLS Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program and the Thaddeus R. Beal Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, was promoted Thursday to full Clinical Professor of Law by unanimous vote of the HLS faculty, Acting Dean Howell Jackson has announced. Bordone will be teaching two workshops at the Harvard Negotiation Institute this … Read More