All posts by Michael Moffitt

Whisper “Here’s my contact information; don’t accept anything until we’ve talked.”

In this morning’s Chronicle of Higher Education, an article entitled “Time to Change the Rules of Negotiation,” focusing on entry-level employment negotiations, what’s negotiable, what’s reasonable, and what’s not.  The most provocative passage is: In my ideal world, hiring officials would begin showing their hand so that candidates could craft the best possible deal. But until that happens, we … Continue reading Whisper “Here’s my contact information; don’t accept anything until we’ve talked.”

Conflict Resolution / Peacemaking Art Contest

From our friends at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program comes an announcement of an art contest (available at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/hnmcp/hnmcp/news/2015-hnmcp-art-contest/).  Any original artwork reflecting themes of conflict resolution or peacemaking welcome, with prize money and a place on the walls of Harvard going to the winner. TOTH Sara del Nido.

Students Experimenting in the Field, or “The Pedagogical Value of a Can of Beans” (From David White)

I used to give my Negotiation students at Harvard a set of fieldwork experiments, assignments to go try out this or that concept in real life and report back.  In my mind, I had pedagogically sound reasons for doing so.  And for some years, it went either fine or great.  And then one year, it went disastrously, … Continue reading Students Experimenting in the Field, or “The Pedagogical Value of a Can of Beans” (From David White)

Negotiation Advice for Graduate Students’ First Jobs

This morning’s edition of “Inside Higher Education” (one of the two or three sites I read every morning) includes an article by a current PhD student entitled, “Basic Negotiation Advice for Grad Students.”  Available here. Pieces are consistent with the commonly understood “best practices” of our field, such as they are.  Prepare well.  Don’t just … Continue reading Negotiation Advice for Graduate Students’ First Jobs

Giving Thanks to (Facilitation) Students

From Bob Bordone and Rachel Viscomi (Harvard): November 25, 2014 This fall semester this year a notable one for both of us, for different reasons and motivated by different circumstances. Bob is preparing to take his first sabbatical after sixteen years of continuous teaching in both semesters; by contrast, Rachel embarked upon teaching her first … Continue reading Giving Thanks to (Facilitation) Students