Jim Tull is an International Conflict Management Specialist providing process assistance and training in the areas of negotiation, communication, consensus building, mediation and dispute resolution. Mr. Tull has consulted and trained in over 50 countries around the globe, helping non-profits, governments and corporations to deepen their understanding and heighten their effectiveness in the face of conflict.
In the public sector, Mr. Tull has consulted to the governments of Bolivia, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia on their national conflicts. He has advised and trained such diverse groups as OXFAM, Indonesia’s Ministry of Trade, El Salvador’s Ministry of Education, and many of Canada’s First Nations Communities including the Mi’Kmaq, Samson Cree and Ermineskin Cree Nations. He has worked extensively with the WHO, WFP, FAO, UNDP, OCHA and UNICEF branches of the United Nations.
In the private sector, Mr. Tull has designed and delivered training workshops throughout the world for companies such as IBM, General Mills, Major League Baseball, Haagen Dazs, Royal Bank of Canada, Saudi Aramco and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Mr. Tull’s extensive teaching experience includes the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Education and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Tull spent eight years working with Roger Fisher, co-author of the groundbreaking negotiation book, Getting to Yes, as part of the Conflict Management Group. Prior to joining CMG, Mr. Tull spent several years working as an International Partner for Habitat for Humanity in Central and South America. His interest in negotiation theory was made very personal in Nicaragua when he was held hostage by Recompa guerrillas and negotiated his own release, as well as that of his colleagues.
Mr. Tull received his Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his BA, with honors, from Kenyon College. Mr. Tull is fluent in Spanish.