Negotiation is a part of life. From resolving family conflict, to getting the most out of school, to negotiating salary at your first job, negotiation is a skill that is essential for every student to master.
Negotiation builds knowledge by requiring students to learn basic concepts from microeconomics, social psychology, behavioral economics, and management science.
Negotiation builds relationships by through teaching active listening, feedback, empathy, persuasion, and how to create positive outcomes for all parties rather than one sided "wins".
Negotiation is a game. It's like chess because it forces students to think strategically and to see more than one move ahead.
Most of all, negotiation can be fun. By cooperating and competing with other students from many cultures and backgrounds, students can have a great experience while learning strategic thinking.