Leaders in Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, and Conflict Management

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Mission and Vision Statements

Mission - Vision IconOUR MISSION:  Develop Total Force Airmen with adaptive conflict transformation, negotiation, and mediation skills to succeed in a dynamic, global Air Force.

  Develop Negotiation Capabilities as a Critical Engaged-Leadership Competency across the Department of Defense.

Meet Our Director!

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Thomas Matyók, Ph.D. is Director of the Air Force Negotiation Center and Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Air University. Tom has been professionally involved in conflict resolution as a mediator, negotiator, facilitator, trainer, executive and conflict coach, dispute systems designer, researcher, and professor. He has consulted for private, civic, military, religious, and community organizations. Dr. Matyók has been interviewed for radio and television regarding international conflicts and national security issues. He has negotiated significant international agreements and has been recognized for his abilities by the United States Coast Guard and United States Army as well as national and international human rights organizations. He has presented and testified to industry and government officials regarding cross-cultural conflict and slavery in the transnational merchant marine. He has also received the honor of being recognized as a Fulbright Scholar. His current research interests are Civil-Military Interaction, Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Professional Military Education, and Peace and Stability Operations. 

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Trust, Information, Power, and Options

Trust, Information, Power, and Options (TIPO) is a simple framework which may help you assess your situation which, in urn, will guide your negotiating strategy selection.


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