Noam Ebner, a professor in the negotiation and conflict resolution program at Creighton University, will present the program, “Negotiation is Changing,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, Room 221, at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Bassett Road.
Ebner will look ahead to the future of negotiation in which more, rather than less, change is likely, and will seek to help negotiators and mediators adapt their practices to their changing world.
“Negotiation has been an increasingly busy field of exploration, in practice and in academia alike, for the past 50 years,” Ebner said. “However, negotiation research has explored negotiators and negotiation without taking our changing world into account. In particular, people have been changing over the course of the past couple of decades, as our immersion into a technological world has altered the way we do business, live our home life, love, create and interact with others.”
He said researchers in other fields have uncovered a wide range of human change across our behavioral, emotional and cognitive domains. As any other subcategory of humans, negotiators are changing. And, as negotiators change, it may be that negotiation itself is undergoing fundamental change.
“This session will apply a change perspective applied to core areas of negotiator attributes and negotiation dynamics,” Ebner said. “Negotiators will find that awareness to change – even its embrace – is key to their ongoing success.”
He also will discuss changes in mediation and what that will mean to the future of mediation practice.
Originally from New York, Ebner has lived in Israel for many years, dividing his time between his home in Jerusalem, and his teaching, training and consulting activities in the United States and abroad. He currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida
Before joining the faculty at Creighton University, Ebner held positions at several universities around the world, including Sabanci University in Turkey and the UN’s University for Peace in Costa Rica. Formerly chair of Creighton’s Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program’s online graduate degree, Ebner was among the first educators to promote and develop online teaching in the area of negotiation and dispute resolution; he has taught dozens of courses online, spearheaded curricular and pedagogical development for an online master’s degree program, and taught one of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on negotiation.
Outside of academia, Ebner has practiced as an attorney, negotiator, mediator and trainer at his own Jerusalem-based firm.
This program, which is part of the Quinnipiac Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop Series, is free, but registration is required by emailing [email protected].
The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop Series features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. The talks are open to the public as well as the Yale and Quinnipiac communities and are structured to allow time for questions and discussion.