SNI's Shapiro Lends Expertise as Master Negotiator During Trip to Jerusalem, the West Bank and Tel Aviv to Unite Kids Through Basketball.
The real experts on bringing people together, however, are in the field every day on behalf of PeacePlayers International.
Baltimore, MD (1888PressRelease) August 02, 2012 - Today, Shapiro Negotiations Institute (SNI), a premier global provider of training and consulting, announced that Ron Shapiro, chairman of SNI, recently visited Israel as part of a delegation on behalf of PeacePlayers International, a nonprofit organization that uses basketball to unite and educate young people in divided communities around the world. The delegation traveled to Jerusalem, the West Bank, Tel Aviv and religious sites to see the work of PeacePlayers International in action. Shapiro was able to leverage his expert negotiation skills to aid interactions with the group.
Shapiro has been volunteering with PeacePlayers International for nearly 10 years, assisting with fundraising and acting as chairman of the board. He's currently chairman emeritus of the organization, which serves children ranging in age from five to 18.
"During my tenure with PeacePlayers International, I've heard stories of children in areas of conflict like Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel who, with the help of PPI, are building bridges and inspiring hope," Shapiro said. "This was my first site visit, and I felt the power of the work PeacePlayers International is doing," Shapiro said.
The PeacePlayers International delegation gave the children their own basketballs and participated in coaching and playing games with the kids. They also spent time with the PeacePlayers International Leadership Development Program, comprised of boys and girls ages 15 to 18.
"From time to time, I was consulted on the trip for perspective as a 'negotiation expert,'" said Shapiro. "The real experts on bringing people together, however, are in the field every day on behalf of PeacePlayers International."
Expert negotiator, sports agent, corporate attorney, educator, New York Times best-selling author, civic leader, and founder of Shapiro Negotiations Institute, Ron Shapiro has developed his negotiations philosophy on four decades of deal-making experience. He is best known as having represented more Major League Baseball Hall of Famers than any other agent, including Cal Ripken, Jr. USA Today called Ron "an effective behind-the-scenes negotiator." His negotiation and influencing techniques have resolved a national symphony orchestra strike, facilitated solutions to human relations problems, and reconciled disputes in government, corporate and major biotechnology challenges.
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