Public Speaking and Workshops

Over the years I have made presentations to a number of groups on topics related to conflict, managing conflict, mediation and negotiation, and how to make the tough talks in people’s lives go better. I have also presented on decision-making and how results can be improved by improving internal decision-making systems and processes.

I have found these topics to be universal in their appeal. Most people are interested in negotiation and learning how they can improve their skills. Whether we know it or not, we negotiate all the time.

Anyone who has been involved in litigation is anxious to learn that there are alternatives that can more effectively and efficiently resolve conflict. Mediation has the potential to solve problems, resolve conflict, preserve relationships and create value.

Another popular presentation centers on making the tough talks in one’s life go better. Again, we all have conversations in our lives that we must have but that we would prefer to avoid. This presentation is based largely on the seminal book “Difficult Conversations – How to Discuss What Matters Most”, by Doug Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen. I spent a fascinating week in a workshop at the Harvard PIL that was taught by these authors. It was one of the highlights of my career and the material is once again relevant to everyone.

I also present workshops on these subjects to groups of various sizes.

Generally I charge a fee for speaking engagements that fluctuates based upon the program requested and other relevant factors.