Leaders in Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, and Conflict Management

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MISSION:  Develop Total Force Airmen with adaptive conflict transformation, negotiation, and mediation skills to succeed in a dynamic, global Air Force.

VISION: Develop Negotiation Capabilities as a Critical Engaged-Leadership Competency across the Department of Defense.
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Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. is Director of the Air Force Negotiation Center and Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Air University. Tom has been professionally involved in conflict resolution as a mediator, negotiator, facilitator, trainer, executive and conflict coach, dispute systems designer, researcher, and professor. He has consulted for private, civic, military, religious, and community organizations. Dr. Matyók has been interviewed for radio and television regarding international conflicts and national security issues. He has negotiated significant international agreements and has been recognized for his abilities by the United States Coast Guard and United States Army as well as national and international human rights organizations.

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  • Negotiation Lessons from the Movie "Draft Day"

    Negotiation consumes our lives and is a skill worth improving. I enjoy watching movies for the excitement and entertainment they provide. I especially like movies involving sports; however, when you throw negotiations into the mix, then I really enjoy them! Most of my professional life deals with negotiation and
  • Negotiation a core capability for all Airmen

    The SecAF announced a commitment to formally solidify the Air Force Negotiation Center as the focal point for negotiation research, teaching and outreach efforts while speaking at the Women in Negotiation Summit in New York City Oct. 1.“Building negotiating skills into leadership training throughout our Airmen’s career
  • Military Assistance in Support of Negotiations

    This article presents potential Military Assistance (MA) concepts of operations in support of specific security policy objectives, and it proposes feasible new concepts in MA operations for future NATO Special Operations Forces (SOF). Several of these ideas are explored, mainly through the lens of Norwegian security
  • Take it or leave it: How to control a negotiation like a game theorist

    If you want to be an expert negotiator — or even a savvy game theorist — you must master one thing. Patience. Kevin Zollman, a professor at Carnegie Mellon and one of the leading game theorists in America today, offers us some insight into how to gain the upper hand when it comes to negotiating. Game theory comes in handy
  • 10 Tips to Ensure Win-Win Outcomes

    To some people, the word negotiation has a negative connotation. Typically, these people feel that negotiation is what a salesperson does to get them to buy his products and services. But negotiation is not a negative thing. In fact, every one of us negotiates almost every waking hour of every day.Whenever you


Trust, Information, Power, and Options

Trust, Information, Power, and Options (TIPO) is a simple framework which may help you assess your situation which, in urn, will guide your negotiating strategy selection.


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