youth program

We are offering a special opportunity for high school students to attend the Negotiation & Leadership Conference 2016 which will take place only on April 23, 2016, at Harvard University. This exciting program for the youth will run concurrent to the main adult program and will feature tailored presentations and activities for the youth designed to equip them with the tools and skills of negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership development. The program will also include the following:

  • Negotiation and conflict resolution training for emerging leaders
  • Economic empowerment strategies for career development and entrepreneurship
  • Managing difficult situations and people
  • Learning to create a culture of collaboration


This youth event is geared towards exposing our youth to the same tools and techniques that academia and corporate America is using in negotiation, conflict resolution and leadership development. This initiative is part of a new blueprint for inspiring our youth in a new way. This opportunity is being organized by the Institute for Negotiation Leadership & Diplomacy (INLD), BUILD and the Harvard Negotiation Alumni Society.

Program Details & Criteria

Program Location

Harvard University | Martin Conference Center | Boston, MA

Program Date
April 23, 2016 | 12:30pm – 5:30pm

(students should arrive at the conference by 12:00pm for check-in)

Program Participants
This program aims to invite a delegation of high school students to attend this special youth initiative at the Negotiation & Leadership Conference 2016.

Program Cost
This will be free of charge to youth participants if from an under-resourced background (admission, meals, etc, will be included).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Should currently be a 9th – 12th grade high school student.
  • We would like to select, as much as is possible, an equal number of males and females.

Registration Process

Program administrators and chaperones should ensure that student registrations are completed via the online registration process. Please feel free to contact us at or call 781-492-5675 with any questions.

Youth Program Agenda

Saturday, April 23

Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Negotiation

Youth Program
12:00 – 12:30 Registration
12:30 – 1:00
1:00 – 1:10 Session 1 – Andre Bisasor
1:10 – 2:10
Session 2 – Dan Shapiro
2:10 – 2:30 Session 3 – Scott Boras
2:45 – 3:45
Session 4 – Randall Pinkett
3:45 – 4:00 Session 5 – Jordan Belfort
4:00 – 4:15
Session 6 – Kimberlyn Leary
4:15 – 5:00 Session 7 – Hajj Flemings/Debrief
4:30 – 5:00
Session 8 – Join Main Program (Last Panel)
5:00 – 5:30 Setup for Youth Bazaar

* Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Click here to REGISTER


About | Institute for Negotiation Leadership & Diplomacy (INLD)

The Institute for Negotiation Leadership and Diplomacy is a social enterprise/non-profit organization based in Boston whose mission focuses on educational training services in negotiation, conflict resolution, and leadership development for youth, minorities and non-profit organizations. Our core mission is to use negotiation theory and practice to transform the lives of students in high school, particularly those from under-resourced communities. We focus on using negotiations as an economic empowerment tool to equip these students with enhanced skills to help them become successful in their entrepreneurial or career endeavors. Our strategy is based on collaboration where we seek to complement, rather than compete with, existing youth programs. As such, our simple programs are designed to be an overlay or an adjunct to the curriculum or pedagogy that already exists with many established youth outreach programs in the region. Our program teaches students the value of negotiation skills, helping them to become empowered negotiators who are equipped to create economic dignity for themselves and for others as well as to solve the most pressing problems within their communities and beyond. We believe that there will be a transformative effect in our society as we teach negotiations to students. This is the heart of the Institute’s mission.


About | BUILD

BUILD, a non-profit that focuses on teaching entrepreneurship skills to low-income students, uses entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college and career success. BUILD’s unique program offers students a four year entrepreneurship experience designed to reinforce the Common Core, develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school. Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As they journey through high school, BUILD provides students with support in navigating the college application process and the opportunity to explore college and career options, while expanding their businesses or opting into community internships.


Contact Information For Youth Program

Tel: 781-492-5675



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