Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Clinic Project with the White House, Dept of Education and Dept of Labor

HNMCP Director Prof. Bob Bordone and HNMCP Asst. Director Rachel Viscomi at the United State of Women Summit

HNMCP Director Prof. Bob Bordone and HNMCP Asst. Director Rachel Viscomi at the United State of Women Summit

Today, at the first-ever United State of Women Summit, the Obama administration, private-sector companies, foundations and organizations announced $50 million in commitments, along with new policies, tools and partnerships that will continue to expand opportunity for women and girls. These announcements include a pledge by more than two dozen leading companies to take actions to continue to close the gender pay gap, new resources to empower community college students to negotiate their first salaries, new campaigns to change how our country values caregiving and improve portrayals of women in media, and enhanced global efforts to promote gender quality worldwide.

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is very proud to be part of this massive and important initiative. HNMCP will be conducting a clinic project with the Departments of Education and Labor to bring negotiation skills training to women in community colleges who are preparing for their first jobs, and their first salary negotiations.

From the White House press release:

“New collaboration with Harvard Negotiating & Mediation Clinic to expand career readiness resources through making available negotiation training for community college students nationwide

Negotiation training can be critical in helping workers of any age secure a good job, salary and benefits—but many workers, especially women and those newly entering the job market, can face distinct barriers. The Department of Education and Harvard Law School’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program—as part of their program in negotiation training—are announcing the development of a new toolkit for community college students around the country to equip them with the knowledge and tools that will better prepare them for starting a career and successfully negotiating their first salary. In addition to being available for community college students, the toolkit will be made publicly available later this year—so will be an important readiness resource for all those newly entering the job market.”

Read the full press release here.