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Sarah Woodside

Sarah Woodside is a negotiation and conflict management consultant and trainer. She currently teaches at several Boston-area colleges, including Babson College where she teaches Negotiation in the MBA program, Northeastern University where she teaches International Conflict Resolution, and Clark University where she teaches
Negotiation and Mediation. Past teaching experiences include a graduate seminar on Women and Conflict at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and negotiation workshops at Princeton.

As Sarah prepares to complete her PhD at Boston College, her current research focuses on implementing alternative dispute systems in Fortune 500 companies. She has published several articles on conflict resolution issues, including coordination among international negotiation organizations, and justice and peace education.

She worked at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (PON), where she participated in teaching the Harvard Negotiation Workshop and the Program on Negotiation’s executive education courses in Negotiation and Advanced Dealmaking. She also managed negotiation trainings and similar programs for Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and other Boston-area schools. Additionally, while at PON she wrote a manual on conflict assessment for complex
organizational and public disputes and multiple simulations.

Sarah holds a B.A. (Joint Honors) from McGill University, Montreal, in Middle East Studies and Political Science, a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is also a graduate of Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Workshop. Originally from Canada, Sarah has lived in Southern Africa and Switzerland and speaks fluent French.