Thursday, March 3, 2016

Perkins School For The Blind visit Perkins School For The Blind website

Semester: 2016 Spring

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution Advice

Students: Amy Woolfson and Martina Radney

Perkins is an organization committed to improving the lives of people with blindness and deafblindness all around the world. The organization is driven by a team of experts and supported by a community committed to fulfilling this core mission.

Over the last year and a half, Perkins has undergone some significant changes to the leadership team and has undertaken new initiatives.  In light of these sizeable changes, Perkins invited the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program to assess the impact of recent changes on Perkins staff and their work.  With a desire to constantly improve, Perkins also invites the HNMCP team to make recommendations targeted at enhancing morale and increasing engagement across campus.

Activities & Deliverables

  • Interview existing staff and other key stakeholders and experts;
  • Present assessment findings, suggest strategies for managing conflict, and make recommendations on how best to move forward.