Participate in a 3-day Advanced Negotiation Training on Conflict, Crisis, and Complexity at Stanford University

OPPORTUNITY: The “Transition Exercise” is Harvard’s most complex negotiation and crisis management exercise. An exclusive opportunity exists for a small number of Harvard alums and HCSF members to participate in an edition of this immersive training simulation, to be held at Stanford University.

TRAINING VALUE: The exercise trains participants in the art of “networked thinking” during collaborative problem solving. It enables them to build, sustain, manage, and block coalitions across nested negotiation networks, to navigate fragmented multi-constituency environments, and to develop a deeper understanding of interconnected decision-making in spite of resistance, surprises, and uncertainty.

SCENARIO: This one-of-a-kind, intensive, multi-party negotiation and crisis management exercise places individuals and teams in a variety of challenging roles, ranging from the members of the National Security Council of the United States, to high-ranking diplomats from dozens of countries, to leaders of dissident groups and human rights activists. Responding to a dynamic and realistic simulation environment, participants have to deal with the uncertainty and pressures of elections in unstable democracies, terrorist attacks, domestic political constraints, and military action.


REGISTRATION: A special sign-up link exclusively for HCSF members:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 12pm to 9pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 9am to 9pm
Friday, September 15, 2017, 9am to 2pm
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Registration required by Aug. 31, 2017

Questions? Arvid Bell, HKS, MPP ‘12