Seth Freeman, JD, is a professor of negotiation and conflict management at Columbia SIPA and at NYU's Stern School of Business. He also has an active training and consulting practice, advising and teaching leaders from Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, and other firms and non-profits. He is also a visiting professor of International Negotiation at several programs abroad in France and China. 

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You can register to both webinars and will receive the zoom link by email.

Finding and Creating a Job in Tough Times
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

In this interactive, encouraging talk, learn eight non-obvious ways to put your search time to good use. Drawing on evidence-based methods that he and his students have used successfully, Seth Freeman shares ideas you can deploy wherever you are in life right now.


Negotiating Recession: Simple Keys to Better Results in Tough Times
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EST

In this practical, encouraging session, you'll learn simple, powerful ways to negotiate mutually-satisfying deals with landlords, suppliers, creditors, customers, and others, even if you feel weak. You'll discover how to find creative solutions, harness little-known sources of power, deal well with tough counterparts and emotions, and do it all with integrity and decency. Especially useful if, like most of us, you don't like negotiating. Engaging exercises complement brief, interactive talks. (90 minutes + an optional 20-minute after-session capstone simulated negotiation)

Information about all of the resources available to alumni through SIPA’s Office of Career Services, including personal advising sessions, is available through SIPALink, or by contacting Jodi Caplan, Director of Executive MPA and Alumni Career Services.

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