Sam Straus

Management Consultant

Sam W. Straus is a management consultant with CMA, where he works with clients to build capacity for more effective leadership, communication, and collaboration.

Sam teaches negotiation as a senior teaching fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and as a lecturer at the Tufts Gordon Institute. He has facilitated advanced workshops in negotiation for executives through the Harvard Program on Negotiation, and has designed negotiation and facilitation curriculum for the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program and the Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop. His work has been published with Harvard Law School Case Studies.

As a consultant, Sam has facilitated workshops on negotiation, mediation, and communication skills for organisations working in finance, law, biotechnology, engineering, government, higher education, healthcare, and youth development. He has also coached individuals, from graduate students to executives, on how to more effectively manage their most difficult conversations through the Harvard Negotiation Institute, Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop, and Tufts Gordon Institute. Sam also works with the System Justice Project at Harvard Law School, where he has designed collaborative workshops for impact litigators and organisers.

Sam holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Management Science, magna cum laude, from the University of California San Diego. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar. On Saturday mornings, you can find Sam on a local basketball court where he has (still) not given up on developing a jump shot.