Advanced Negotiation Skills (Online)

Becoming an expert negotiator requires the ability to structure and execute complex negotiations effectively. But because many negotiators don’t have the knowledge or tools, they find themselves in situations where they keep getting the same results. 

In this online program, you’ll learn how to transition from a capable dealmaker to an expert negotiator and how to create value for yourself and your organization. Going beyond basic negotiation tactics, this highly interactive online program delves into strategic planning and the systematic thinking that exemplifies expert negotiators. 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 online 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 deal-making pitfalls, utilize expert planning tools, and emerge prepared to conduct a wider range of complex negotiations with confidence.

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Program Benefits

  • Design and execute more effective negotiation strategies
  • Improve outcomes
  • Boost your bargaining power
  • Identify and eliminate barriers to success
  • Develop more effective and focused thinking
  • Communicate more effectively and influence others
  • Negotiate across international or cultural boundaries
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • Orchestrating the negotiation process
  • Offers, anchors, and influence
  • Methodology of sequencing, mapping parties, and interests
  • Interests, constraints, alternatives, and perspectives analysis
  • Addressing cognitive errors, perceptions, and biases
  • How to communicate more effectively and motivate others
  • System 2 Thinking and controlling the optics
  • Principles of influence: preparing your argument and your audience
  • New insights into cross cultural negotiation strategy
  • The challenges of multiparty/multi issue negotiations

Who Should Enroll

This online program is designed for professionals in business, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations 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 situations.

Program Information

Program Dates

May 24–27, 2021
Instructor Eugene B. Kogan
July 19–22, 2021
Instructor Maurie Kelly

Class Times

March 2021: 10:00—1:30 pm ET
May 2021: 3:00—6:30 pm ET
July 2021: 3:00—6:30 pm ET

Program Fee

2021 Program Fee: $2,150


Online (Zoom)


Dr. Maurie Kelly teaches the Negotiation Skills and the Advanced Negotiation Skills seminars for the Harvard Division of Continuing Education Professional Development Program. She has more than thirty years of professional experience working with, and developing solutions for, a wide range of organizations from government to industry to NGOs.

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Eugene B. Kogan, Ph.D., elevates leaders by coaching them to think like negotiators. He teaches about power dynamics in negotiation and leadership at Harvard’s Professional Development Programs and conducts research at Harvard Business School. A former Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Program, he recently concluded his five-year term as the inaugural Research and Executive Director of Harvard University’s American Secretaries of State Project.

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