MISSION & VIsion
Our mission is to help nurture problem-solving, cooperative, and shared societies in which people from different backgrounds and communities have the skills and sense of possibility needed to creatively and constructively negotiate challenging issues with one another.
We imagine a day when every student, educator, and leader – irrespective of background or social/political outlook – will be equipped to transform their negotiations into joint, creative problem-solving.
History & Heritage
PATHWAYS launched in 2015 as an independent nonprofit organization to bring negotiation education into educational systems and to build bridges between diverse communities. Our ongoing and expanding work is based on a 3-year pilot program developed by Dr. Shula Gilad (Program on Negotation, Harvard Law School) and Dr. Rachel Tal (Amal) based on methodology developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project. Our student curriculum was developed in close cooperation with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and consulting firms Vantage Partners and Triad Consulting Group.