Author Archives: WNI

Mediation Beyond Covid

Mediation Beyond Covid

“I’M SO EXCITED, TOO!!” was Roar’s response to his Australian mediator colleague, Sarah Blake, when she invited him as one of the contributors from around the globe to co-author with her in her upcoming book – MEDIATION BEYOND COVID. Roar is proud and honored to be among the contributors, and to helping to empower the […]

Hardcore Soft Skills in Ireland

Hardcore soft skills in ireland

Last week Wægger Negotiation Institute and Roar Thun Wægger ran an online negotiation training for law students from the Law Society of Ireland on the topic Hardcore Softskills. Thank you, John Lunney, for inviting me back to your class. It was an interactive session where students tested how challenging it is to be a good listener […]

Passion Vista Magazine names WNI founder a Global Icon of 2022.

Passion Vista Magazine utpeker WNI-gründer Roar Thun Wægger til et globalt ikon for 2022

I’m honored and humbled to be acknowledged for the work I do to help parties bridge their gaps, and search for possible solutions in the future. With negotiation awareness and skills and a collaborative mindset, I believe more will be successful in the future in many areas of business. Passion Vista Magazine has Named WNI […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar «is hot for yoga» – lawyers should be hot for mediation training

lawyers should be hot for mediation training

Basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was known for his special way of driving toward the basket, and he perfected his famous “sky hook” skill. In addition, he regularly practiced yoga[1] to develop his flexibility to perfect his “sky hook”. This analogy can be applied to lawyers who have mediation training. Lawyers who develop mediation skills strengthen […]

High demand for Negotiation Trainings

“I just have to say I absolutely loved your lecture and learned a lot about how to be a better jurist and human! Thank you again :)” wrote Chama Skounti, a master’s student at Master II Juriste d’Affaires Internationales, the University of Rennes, France, to me after the webinar we held last week. A few […]

Interview: “Hope in times of adversity” – Just Peace Month 2022

Hope in times of adversity - Just Peace Month 2022

Yesterday, on the International Day of Peace, WNI founder Roar Thun Wægger shared some of his thoughts and stories from his work with helping clients overcome adversity and achieve peace. We would like to thank IMI – International Mediation Institute for inviting us to be part of your series of interviews with IMI Mediators. See the full interview in […]

Mediation – Who is holding back?

Alternative dispute resolution, and in particular mediation, is constantly gaining new supporters. But who is holding back from further acceleration in the use of out-of-court dispute resolution? Are there clients who have not understood the advantages or their interests inherent in effective dispute resolution before court proceedings? Is it the advisers who put their financial […]

How To Negotiate By Keeping The Brain In Mind

How To Negotiate By Keeping The Brain In Mind

This article was first published on, where CEO and founder of WNI, Roar Thun Wægger is a Executive Contributor. Rationality is a myth. Instead, human behavior and circumstances are predictably irrational, especially in a conflict situation that negotiations often are. With a basic understanding of your brain negotiators can handle the human behavior significantly […]

Podcast: It’s an inside job

Negotiation by keeping the brain in mind was the topic when Roar was a quest in ITS AN INSIDE JOB podcast. Resilience in negotiation and challenging conversations come down to preparation, preparation, preparation, and will give you the ability to take a step back from the heat of the moment and reflect on your thoughts […]