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Women in Negotiation: Presentation & Reception for Alumni and Professionals

Join Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida, the Program Director of Columbia University’s M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) program to learn more about this important and practical field of study.

Negotiation expert and author Dr. Fisher-Yoshida will offer a presentation on her research in negotiation with practical actions that you can immediately implement. Afterwards, she will briefly share information about the NECR program and answer audience questions. We hope you will stay for a networking reception where you will also have the opportunity to connect with Dr. Fisher-Yoshida and alumni.

Professionals that join the NECR program join a cohort of global thought leaders: A Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution allows individuals across professional fields to understand the underlying drivers of conflict, transform relationships, manage change, communicate effectively, and create sustainable resolution strategies.

Industries and organizations are facing unprecedented uncertainty. The skills that leaders develop in the NECR program will enable them to transform these challenges into opportunities for positive and innovative change.

This event is open to individuals interested in learning more about negotiation and the M.S. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University and Columbia University alumni.



Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D.

Program Director, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Professor of Practice; Vice Chair of Faculty, School of Professional Studies

As Professor of Professional Practice, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D. teaches classes in negotiation, conflict resolution, and conflict analysis. Her approach to learning is based on her core belief that when we improve communication by developing more self-awareness, we will have better relationships and improved negotiation practices.

Dr. Fisher-Yoshida is Co-Executive Director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) and Director of the Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) program, both housed in the Earth Institute at Columbia University. In her role at YPS she has been working to develop systemic approaches to building more effective communities through youth leadership in Medellín, Colombia, using a Social Lab approach.

Dr. Fisher-Yoshida partners with clients to develop customized interventions aimed at improving organizational performance. She is able to blend the best of both worlds: the knowledge from academia with effective practices to apply successfully to real life situations. Her firm, Fisher Yoshida International, focuses on leading organizations through change by improving communication and creating shared goals and practices to align with the organization’s mission and vision. She works globally with clients and speaks conversational Japanese having lived and worked in Japan for 13 years.

Dr. Fisher-Yoshida is the author of numerous articles, chapters, edited books, and authored a book on transnational leadership. She has a new book to be released soon on women and negotiation. Her main areas of focus are Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM), negotiation, intercultural communication, conflict resolution and transformative learning.

Dr. Fisher-Yoshida is also a Certified Clinical Sociologist (CCS).