Elaine Lin Hering

Lecturer on Law

Winter and Spring Terms 2022


Elaine Lin Hering is Managing Partner of Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She is a speaker, facilitator, and writer working with clients to diagnose challenges, design solutions, and facilitate interventions that build individual and organizational capacity in negotiation, influence, and conflict management skills. She coaches women and minorities navigating executive leadership in majority white spaces.

Elaine has worked with coal miners at BHP Billiton, micro-finance organizers in East Africa, mental health professionals in China, and senior leadership at the US Department of Commerce. Having worked on six continents and across industries, she is known for her cross cultural fluency and ability to educate across power and difference.

She has taught executive education programs at Harvard, Dartmouth, Tufts, UC Berkeley, and UCLA and served as the Advanced Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program. Her clients include American Express, Capital One, Google, IBM, Merck, Nike, Salesforce, Shell, Pixar, the Red Cross, and Workday. She has spoken at conferences ranging from the World Business Dialogue in Germany to the Auschwitz Institute on Peace and Reconciliation to the Global Leadership Summit.

Elaine previously taught negotiation and mediation at Monash Law School in Australia and was a Senior Consultant for Conflict Management Australasia, helping them expand their practice in the region. Her research interests include unlearning silence, speaking up, and how race, gender, and non-visible identities influence negotiation.

Elaine has B.A.s in Political Science and Music from the University of California Berkeley and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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