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Masterclass: Strategic Negotiation Fundamentals


Strategic Negotiation Fundamentals

July 31, 2024
1 p.m.−4:15 p.m. ET

In this Masterclass, you’ll learn the essential skills to successfully negotiate, mediate or resolve differences in the public policy arena. Learn how to engage internal and external partners to achieve more favorable outcomes on an issue, policy or project. You’ll improve your ability to influence others and enhance your decision-making processes.

This event is part of our four part Masterclass Series. You can learn more and register for the full series here.

1:00 – 4:15 p.m.
(15-minute break included)

We all negotiate every day, and in these complex times, this skill has never been more important for both our work and for our lives.  Negotiation can be, at times, a highly challenging activity, and the side that is better prepared nearly always has the upper hand. In addition, negotiating better outcomes is contingent upon building successful relationships, effective communication across differences, understanding our own alternatives and balancing difficult trade-offs.  In this masterclass, you will be given the central framework from Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation, which is a proven and effective approach aimed at building your negotiation capacity, agility and resilience—a tool kit you can use to lead more effectively within and beyond your organization, and to ultimately get better results on a daily basis.

Robert Wilkinson

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Leadership
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Management, Leadership and Decision Sciences (MLD) Area


Join us from anywhere! The masterclasses will be conducted virtually and will run for 3 hours and fifteen minutes. In some classes, we will use Zoom breakout capabilities to facilitate interactive group exercises. A recording will be made available to registrants for three weeks following the masterclass.

Who Should Attend?

The masterclass curriculum is developed for public affairs executives and senior leaders. Topics are chosen based on input from the Public Affairs Council Board Programs Committee.

This Masterclass is eligible for 3 Core credits toward the Certificate in Public Affairs Management.


Members: $799
Nonmembers: $969

More Registration Info

Can’t attend the live event?

  • Recordings will be made available to registrants for three weeks following the masterclass
  • Registrants also have the option to transfer their registration to a colleague for no charge

** As a Signature Event, this program is not included in Membership Plus.

Additional discounts may apply to this meeting. These discounts may include:

For multiple registrants: A discount will apply to the standard member/nonmember rate for organizations that register two or more participants for the same meeting. The first registrant will pay full price, the second participant will receive a 10% discount and each additional registrant will receive a 15% discount. To register multiple participants, you may either register online or download the print and fax registration form.

Member discounts: Discounts for members are applied to all Public Affairs Council meetings.

Nonmembers: Join the Council today, and save by registering at the member rate and using the $200 new-member coupon you will receive. Contact our membership team for information about joining the Council.

Questions? Contact us at 202.787.5950.


Kristin Brackemyre
Senior Director, Public Affairs Practice
202-787-5969 | [email protected]