William Ury, author of Getting to Yes and now Getting to Yes with Yourself, will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 11, as part of the free author evening series sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Libraries and the Poudre River Friends of the Library.
The event takes place 7-9 p.m. at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, and is free and open to the public, no tickets required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A book sale and signing will follow the program.
Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s best-known experts on negotiation. With former President Jimmy Carter, he co-founded the International Negotiation Network, a non-governmental body seeking to end civil wars around the world.
For the past 35 years, Ury has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from Kentucky wildcat coal mine strikes to ethnic wars in the Middle East, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union. He has helped hundreds of businesses and organizations reach mutually profitable agreements with customers, suppliers, unions and joint-venture partners. He discusses his work in a popular TED talk, “The Walk from ‘No’ to ‘Yes.’”
Getting to Yes with Yourself is about conducting the inner game of negotiation in order to improve our engagement with loved ones, colleagues, competitors and others. It reveals how we can turn our biggest obstacle into our biggest opportunity through practical, effective methods to help anyone to “get to yes.”
Ury’s Fort Collins appearance is part of a series of free author programs presented by and sponsored by Friends of the CSU Libraries and the Poudre River Friends of the Library, and supported by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, KUNC radio and the Hilton Fort Collins. Book sales are by Old Firehouse Books.