This article was inspired by the opportunity to observe a two day negotiation training program' put together by Hamline University School of Law in Rome. It was called "Developing 'Second Generation' Global Negotiation Education." The trainers conducted a high level program for around thirty sophisticated professionals. And over forty scholars observed the training and then spent another two days discussing what was observed. Based on that experience as an observer and my own experience teaching and training abroad, along with additional research, I have identified seven guidelines for U.S. trainers. These guidelines should help trainers reduce any cultural mishaps, prepare for the inevitable surprises, and ultimately deliver an effective program in other cultures.
Abramson, Harold I., "Outward Bound to Other Cultures: Seven Guidelines for U.S. Dispute Resolution Trainers" (2009). Scholarly Works. 551.
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