MLD-223M A: Negotiating Across Differences

Semester: Fall Mod2

Credit: 0.5

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Kessely Hong


Day Time Location
First Day 10/20
Meet Day T/Th 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM L280
Review W 4:15 PM - 7:00 PM STARR
Negotiation Exercise: Wed., 4:15-7:00, Starr (Required)


This module is an advanced course, designed to follow either MLD-220M or MLD-222M. We will explore challenges inherent in negotiations involving multiple levels: both internal negotiations (negotiating within one's own group) and external negotiations (negotiating with another party). Through discussion of case studies as well as weekly participation in negotiation simulations, students will be challenged to navigate differences in expectations, attitudes toward risk, culture, power, status, and partisan perceptions. We will work to understand diverse perspectives, to reassess and adapt strategies, to give other parties incentives to cooperate, to negotiate effectively as a team, to set up helpful communication processes, and to build trust across boundaries.

Students must be available every Wednesday from 4:10 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (or later as noted on syllabus) to participate in required group exercises. The pre-requisite for MLD-223M is prior completion of either MLD-222M (Negotiation Analysis) or MLD-220M (Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis). MLD-223M may not be taken for credit with HLS-2195-1-WS or HLS-2195-1-S (the HLS Negotiation Workshops). NOTE: The two module sequence of MLD-222M and MLD-223M has a great deal of conceptual overlap with both MLD-224 (Behavioral Science of Negotiations) and also MLD-225 (Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Negotiation) . These two courses and the 222/223 course sequence should be considered substitutes for one another.










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