University of Pittsburgh
November 9, 2010

Pitt to Present Art of Negotiation Workshop Nov. 18

Hosted by Pitt’s Business School Alumnae Council, the training event is open to the school’s alumni and students
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business will host a workshop on improving negotiation skills. Titled “The Art of Negotiation” and led by Heather Arnet and Tara Simmons from the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF), the event will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 in Ballroom A of the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. 

Presenters will help students and alumni identify negotiation opportunities, develop negotiation strategies, and recognize barriers to negotiating. While the program is designed specifically for women, the workshop is open to all alumni and students of the Katz School and the College of Business Administration. This event is free for students and $25 for alumni. 

Arnet is executive director of WGF. The mission of WGF is to achieve equality for women and girls in Southwest Pennsylvania. At WGF, Arnet has spearheaded efforts to increase women’s representation on the public and corporate boards of Pittsburgh and in elected office. 

Simmons, director of operations and programs, administers the WGF’s business systems, financial compliance, employee benefits, and technology. She also oversees the organization’s regional outreach efforts—cultivating community relationships to increase visibility and awareness to ensure the advancement of the foundation’s mission throughout the region. 

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