Robert Wilkinson is a negotiation specialist, who helps organizations deal with negotiation, leadership and management challenges. He is on the faculty at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and was previously a faculty member of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Rob has successfully supported numerous Fortune 500 companies, major government agencies, international organizations, and charities, helping them to build their negotiation and leadership skills, and to increase their overall effectiveness. He has nearly 25 years of experience, in more than 45 countries, across the public, private and not-profit sectors.
Non-profit and public sector clients include the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Wildlife Fund, National Urban League, US Postal Service, CARE International, the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the White House, where he trained Presidential Appointees in negotiation, management and leadership.
Corporate clients include companies such as General Mills, Chevron, IBM, Merck, Fidelity Investments, Philips, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, PwC, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Deloitte and many others.
Previously, Rob worked overseas for 15 years, on a variety of international negotiation projects. This included spending three years in Rwanda working with Hutu and Tutsi communities, two years working with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Angola, and 18 months in Laos, consulting on a variety of community development programs. He began his overseas work in Nicaragua, in both Sandinista and Contra areas. His most recent publication is a teaching case based on his work supporting a negotiating team in the Paris Climate Accords.
Rob earned his Masters of Science (MS) from Stanford University, and Bachelors of Science (BS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).