Advancing the theory and practice of collaborative negotiation to strengthen leadership with impact.
The Harvard Kennedy School Negotiation Project (KSNP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary collaboratory for advancing “leadership with impact.” KSNP promotes practitioner-oriented student learning by encouraging the open flow of information, ideas sharing, and rapid prototyping of new forms of collaborative negotiation.
Drawing on the insights, expertise, and world-class research and teaching of the Center for Public Leadership and the Harvard Kennedy School, KSNP is an integrative bridge between the studies and practice of leadership and negotiation. KSNP seeks to equip next-generation collaborative leaders with the skills necessary for negotiating across organizational boundaries, sectors, and networks.
KSNP’s student-focused programming includes HKS course work, co-curricular skill-building simulations and workshops, and experiential learning opportunities such as summer internships, that provide students with comprehensive, integrative leadership and negotiation training applicable in a range of careers.
Students benefit from KSNP’s position:
- At the Harvard Kennedy School, where KSNP will integrate its teachings and research with the school’s broader focus on tackling the most challenging public problems.
- Within the Center for Public Leadership, where KSNP’s work will complement CPL’s initiatives training students to exercise leadership in a rapidly changing world.
- At Harvard University, where KSNP will harness the institutional strength and research of Harvard’s other professional schools.
These advantages uniquely position the Kennedy School Negotiation Project to equip students with the foundational academic knowledge, practitioner experience, and professional networks they will need in order to exercise adaptive leadership as cross-boundary, collaborative leaders advancing change across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.