Negotiation Exercises

Our immersive crisis management scenarios geared towards senior decision-makers in government, military, and private sector, as well as undergraduate and graduate classrooms, offer interactive negotiation exercises and training simulations.

NTF exercises engage participants through immersive learning, educate them on critical conflicts in the Eurasian and Euro-Atlantic sphere, and allow them to practice advanced negotiation, decision-making, and conflict management techniques. While helpful, prior knowledge about the region is not required from participants for all exercises. Through our exercises, participants will confront complex issues including sacred, historical conflict, arms control, and territorial disputes, among other themes.


Crisis in the South China Sea
Work towards de-escalation of tensions in the region between the People's Republic of China and the United States.

Negotiate the next strategic arms control treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation.

Nagorno-Karabakh: A Convening of Community Leaders
Understand community perspectives and work to resume formal negotiations between official parties.

The Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
Address the conflict after Euromaidan and resolve urgent short-term and outstanding issues in 2014.

The Future of Georgia
Engage on the political, security, and humanitarian issues facing Georgia and its population. 

The Future of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty
Tackle high-stakes negotiations between the US, Russia, NATO, and the OSCE.

Exercises developed by the Negotiation Task Force team have been used by the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute and by Harvard University, including in the “Post-Soviet Conflict” seminar in the Department of Government, the Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Executive Education course Senior Executives in National and International Security, as well by other organizations.

Product Types

All exercise products may be purchased in either hard-copy or soft-copy form. Preparation can take a minimum of two hours, and exercises run from 3 to 8 hours.

Hard-Copy Products

All NEI hard-copy standard products include participant documents and a teaching guide. Additionally, our team provides an electronic copy of suggested introductory and debrief powerpoint slides. Hard-copy products are more expensive than the soft-copy variant, but require only two hours of instructor preparation for instructors to become familiar with the teaching materials. Optional add-ons, such as name tags and a role matrix, are available. All exercise products may be purchased in either hard-copy or soft-copy form. Preparation can take a minimum of two hours, and exercises run from 3 to 8 hours.

Soft-Copy Products

All soft-copy product includes an electronic file sent via email. This includes digital participant documents, a teaching guide, and suggested introductory and debrief powerpoint slides. The soft-copy product is cheaper than the hard copy variant, but requires additional hours of instructor preparation to prepare and distribute the materials. Soft-copy products may be optionally purchased in a customizable form, allowing for the customization of the meeting schedule, role matrix and name tags.

Please note: NTF materials are protected by U.S. copyright laws and one copy must be purchased for each time that the file will be downloaded, forwarded or copied.

NTF-Facilitated Exercises

NTF-facilitated exercises involve guidance either in person or online from a qualified NTF Team Member. The NTF Team Member will assist with the in-scenario events including managing dynamic exercise elements (dependent on the scenario) as well as answering questions during the event. NTF involvement can range from standby phone support to an instructor-led exercise (complete with an introduction presentation, facilitation of the exercise events, and a debrief). To learn more about this option, please reach out to our team at or at +1 (617) 496-2180.   

Purchase a Product or Get a Quote

To initiate an order request and get a quote, please fill out the linked form above! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note: It takes a minimum of four weeks to process an order, plus shipping time, for hard-copies. Hard-copies may only be delivered to the 48-contiguous states and Washington D.C. through FedEx. Refunds and returns are not possible. Soft-copies will be delivered via email.


Orders are priced $25.00 per individual per license/usage fee, including instructors. All exercises have a minimum number of roles (7-10 depending on the exercise), while the maximum number of roles is flexible depending on the exercise. Special rates and offers are available, upon inquiry. Customization and printing rates range from $15.00-$50.00.