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Harvard DCE

Advanced Negotiation Skills

Oct 23—24
2 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
USD 2850
USD 1425 per day

How it works


In this program, you’ll transition from a capable dealmaker to a master negotiator and learn how to build value for your organization. Going beyond basic negotiation tactics, this highly interactive program delves into strategic thinking and planning. You’ll learn how to drive success as a negotiator, whether you’re inking a high-stakes deal for your company or engaging in multiparty negotiations.

This fast-paced learning experience includes negotiation exercises, analysis of business cases, and discussion of challenges you may face at the bargaining table. You will develop more sophisticated negotiating skills, learn how to avoid common dealmaking pitfalls, and emerge prepared to conduct a wider range of complex negotiations with confidence.


  • Design and execute more effective negotiation strategies
  • Improve outcomes involving multiple parties, issues, and agendas
  • Negotiate across international or cultural boundaries
  • Boost your bargaining power while creating value for all parties
  • Identify and eliminate barriers to success
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education


  • Orchestrating the negotiation process
  • Sequencing related deals
  • Aligning dealmaking and implementation phases
  • Building and managing coalitions across the negotiating process
  • Managing your team to gather constituent support
  • Choosing how and when to share new information
  • Deciding when to present new options for creating value

Who should attend

This program is designed for professionals with some negotiating experience who want to take their strategic skills to a higher level. It is especially helpful for those engaging in multiparty deals, international negotiations, or more complex deals.

Those in the following fields may find the program particularly beneficial:

  • Sales managers
  • Legal professionals, arbitrators, and mediators
  • Agents and brokers
  • Business owners
  • Politicians and public servants
  • Purchasing managers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Investors and venture capitalists


Maurie Kelly is a member of the research faculty and director of informatics at Pennsylvania State Institutes for Energy and the Environment. She is also an instructor in the division of business and engineering and instructor in the department of risk management at the Smeal College of Business ...
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