Empowering undergrads to negotiate leadership roles

Bruno Verdini, a recent MIT PhD graduate in “Negotiation, Communication, Diplomacy, and Leadership,” teaches the popular undergraduate course 11.011, the Art and Science of Negotiation, with an eye for equipping his students with the tools to grapple with complex negotiations in leadership positions. By focusing on the a personal relationship, development of people skills, and giving students the ability to showcase their non-technical talents, Verdini allows students to see how talented they are in the field of negotiation. As Verdini says, "A good negotiator can be exactly who you are — caring, attentive, and someone who thinks of others, you can be all of those things and at the same time lead and facilitate solutions to make a better world.”

To learn more about the student experiences in 11.011 and Verdini, read the full MIT News Story by Meg Murphy.

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