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The Promise of Mediation for Business and Society

In today’s polarized times, the ability to bring people together is a critical challenge for leaders across sectors, industries and professions in order to break silos.
So what happens when tensions escalate, and constructive dialogue falters?  We can try mediation, which enables the pursuit of negotiation by other means.  If managed responsibly, mediation is preferable to protracted conflict, but it remains underutilized in much of the private and public sectors.
In this dynamic presentation, the co-authors of a new book, Mediation: Negotiation by Other Moves, will offer vignettes and answer questions on how to drive a mediation process, uncover the roots of conflict, acknowledge the parties’ needs, identify workable solutions, and overcome common traps, while ensuring professional and personal ethical standards.
01. Juni 2021: 18:30 – 20 Uhr
Anmeldung unter: bewerbung@smbs.at


Alain Lempereur

ALAIN LEMPEREUR is Alan Slifka Professor and Director of the Conflict Resolution Program, Brandeis University, and Affiliate Faculty of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He is a crisis mediator and has set up responsible mediation and negotiation programs worldwide for 27 years, including for humanitarian organizations


Eugene B. Kogan

EUGENE B. KOGAN is an expert in the power dynamics of negotiation.  He coaches executives in the private and public sectors to achieve desired outcomes in high-uncertainty environments and contentious negotiations.  He teaches at Harvard University’s Professional Development Programs, conducts research on crisis leadership at Harvard Business School and has taught for SMBS in Salzburg, Toronto and Washington, D.C. (by Zoom).

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Mediation: Negotiation by Other Moves

Alain Lempereur, Jacques Salzer, Aurelien Colson,
Michele Pekar, Eugene B. Kogan