The Power of a Positive No


Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am



This workshop will explore challenges behind saying “no” and potential risks, impact, and feelings that prevent us from being honest.  Learn how to say “yes” to yourself by identifying what is important and work towards a positive, respectful outcome at work or at home. This course is based on the Harvard Negotiation Program co-founder's book: The Power of a Positive No which will be sent as pre-work.


You will learn

  • Techniques to assert your interests while still respecting those of the other.
  • Tips for other ways of saying “no”.
  • How to invent options for mutual gain while standing up for yourself.

Your Commitment as a Participant

  • Complete pre-work assignment prior to class
  • Actively participate and be prepared to customize session-content to yourself and your role
  • Complete course evaluation following class-completion

Enrollment Deadline: 3- weeks in advance of the class start date. 


Audience: All

Pre-Requisite Class: None

Cost: None

Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None


Pre-Work: Read provided book The Power of a Positive No. Participants will be sent the book three weeks prior to the class and should begin all pre-work Activities at that time, this will allow enough time to complete the pre-work.

Completing pre-work will greatly enhance your participant experience as it is used to complement and support classroom materials. Please consider your ability to finish assignments when registering.
This class  is being switched to a 90-minute virtual workshop.  Please note that no fees are associated with this registration.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Class enrollment closes BEFORE April 28th due to required pre-work activities.
Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information here.