T-bird discounts for Global Summit on Negotiation and Trust

Thunderbird faculty, staff and alumni who register early for the Global Summit on Negotiation and Trust will receive a 35 percent discount to attend the event Nov. 8-10, 2013, at the school’s campus near Phoenix, Arizona. Thunderbird students who register early will pay only $150 for full access to the three-day meeting of the minds, featuring many of the world’s leading experts on cross-cultural communication and negotiation.

“The Global Summit is the only professional conference that directly makes the connection between negotiation, trust and achieving a sustainable outcome,” said Thunderbird Professor Karen Walch, Ph.D., one of the featured speakers. “Independent research has established a link between high trust and negotiation results, revealing how these characteristics contribute to improved productivity, higher employee morale, lower organizational conflict, faster decision-making, better teamwork and lower costs of litigation and failed partnerships.”

Participants will learn how to become better at forming and sustaining collaborative relationships, increase cross-cultural competence and trust in international negotiation settings, and guard against the exploitation of trust.

Andre Bisasor, founder of the Negotiation & Leadership Conference at Harvard University, will serve as conference chairman and event speaker. Other speakers include Thunderbird Adjunct Professor Eileen Borris, Ph.D., and many others, including:

  • Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Influence: Science & Practice.
  • Michael Wheeler, Harvard Business School Professor.
  • Bruce Hay, Harvard Law School Professor.
  • Divya Narendra, CEO of SumZero and originator of the Facebook idea at Harvard College.
  • Chris Voss, former head of the FBI International Hostage Negotiation Unit.
  • Edgardo Pappacena, Global Business Transformation Leader and former Chief Strategy Officer at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
  • Hon. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Economic Development in South Africa.
  • Keld Jensen, CEO of Marketwatch.

The discounted price for Thunderbird community members who register before Sept. 30, 2013, is $895. To take advantage of the offer, register here and use the discount code Thunderbird100. Thunderbird students who register early will receive a discount of $145 off the regular student price of $295.

Early registrants also will qualify to enter a random drawing for one free enrollment in the Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations, an eight-week Thunderbird Online course valued at $1,980, as well as one free admission to Communicating & Negotiating with a Global Mindset, a Thunderbird on-campus course taught Dec. 2-4, 2013, and valued at $3,800.

Visit to register or learn more about the event, sponsored by Thunderbird Executive Education.