The Coaching Clinic

The Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Collaboratory (NCRC) is offering an intensive coaching clinic, designed using best practices in negotiation skill development and a research-based coaching protocol. The Clinic is an opportunity to improve your negotiations performance through one-on-one feedback from a trained coach who will understand your personal goals, observe you in multiple exercises both virtually and in person, and provide feedback and an opportunity for guided reflection.

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Accepted applicants will:

  • Meet with a coach for a personal 30-minute goal-setting session
  • Participate and be observed in 3 negotiation exercises, both in-person and virtual
  • Receive 30 minutes of 1-on-1 coaching after each of the 3 exercises

In a survey of participants of the Spring 2021 Clinic:

  • 100% of survey respondents said they were "likely" or "very likely" to recommend the Clinic to a friend, colleague, or classmate
  • 100% of survey respondents said the Clinic was "effective" or "very effective" in their growth as a negotiator

General feedback includes:

  • “It was great. Definitely one of the most rewarding and valuable things I have done since coming to the Kennedy School.”
  • “I really appreciate that the Clinic exists! Participating really helped me build my skills and put many of the concepts I'd learned into better practice. The direct feedback was incredibly valuable.”
  • “I really enjoyed the goal setting and the reflection sessions. I feel much more confident in my ability as a negotiator and have been consciously reflecting on my strategies as I go through my job negotiation process.”

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You are eligible if you:

  • Have taken/are currently enrolled in a simulation-based negotiations course
  • Can commit to attending the virtual Launch Day on Thursday, Sept. 30th at 6pm EST
  • (special exceptions will be made, inability to attend Launch Day should not prevent you from applying)
  • Can commit to 4 x 30-minute sessions with your coach
  • Can commit to preparing for each negotiation exercise
  • Can commit to negotiating with their assigned counterparts during the allotted week

The Clinic is limited in participants. We will be judging applications on a 100-word motivation statement, a 100-word reflection statement, and will be looking for potential to grow and a desire to learn as opposed to skill as a negotiator.

This application will close on Sunday, September 19 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than Thursday, September 23.