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Robert Bordone

Director of the CBI Training Academy (in development)

Robert C. Bordone (Bob) is an internationally recognized expert, author, speaker, and teacher in negotiation, conflict resolution, mediation, and facilitation.  A Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School and the Founder and Principal of The Cambridge Negotiation Institute, he also served on the full-time faculty at Harvard Law School for more than twenty years as the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law, Director, and Founder of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program before launching his consulting practice. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and has served as Visiting Professor of Clinical Practice at the Boston University School of Theology.

As a professional facilitator and conflict resolution consultant, Bob works with individual, non-profit, governmental, and corporate clients across many sectors. He specializes in assisting individuals and groups seeking to manage conflicts in highly sensitive, emotional, or difficult situations. He has also trained professionals from virtually every governmental, corporate, educational, and non-profit sector in skills of negotiation, conflict resolution, and handling challenging conversations.

His clients include major law firms such as Clifford Chance, LLP, Shearman & Sterling, LLP, & Weil, Gotshal LLP; corporations such as Microsoft, Delta Airlines, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Google, The Gap, Shell Oil, Fidelity Investments, YouTube, Exelon, Edwards Lifesciences, Novo Nordisk, and Eisai; governmental bodies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Swiss Foreign Ministry, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and the International Criminal Court; and non-profits such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Massachusetts General Brigham (MGB), the United Way, Everytown for Gun Safety, the American Friends Service Committee, the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Beth-Israel Lahey Health.

At Harvard Law School, Bob led the school’s flagship Negotiation Workshop, more than doubling its enrollment. He also developed several new classes at Harvard including an Advanced Workshop on Multiparty Negotiation and Group Decision-Making and a Facilitation Workshop. He continues to teach negotiation for the Center for Workplace Development and for Professional and Executive Development at Harvard University. 

Bob earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and his A.B., summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College where he majored in Government. You can follow him on Twitter with the handle @bobbordone, on his YouTube channel,, or on his website: