Cornell University

Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

456 ILR Research Building, 607-255-9298

Certificate Programs

Workplace Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management

This certificate program is designed for mediators, arbitrators and other professionals looking to develop or strengthen skills necessary in the workplace dispute resolution arena. It is also an ideal program of study for those who are considering a career change to the rapidly expanding field of alternative dispute resolution. Both a basic and an advanced certificate are available.  Click here to learn more.

Labor Arbitrator Development Certificate Program

This unique certificate program is designed for attorneys, union leaders, labor relations and human resource professionals and others who have distinguished themselves in labor/management relations and who want to develop a successful practice as a labor arbitrator. 

This is a highly intensive and participatory program. In addition to process and substantive knowledge courses, students will gain experience observing hearings conducted by some of the nation’s best labor arbitrators. Students will then write draft awards and receive personal feedback from the program’s participating arbitrators.  Acceptance to this certificate program is by application only. Click here to learn more.

New Professional Program of Study

We are very pleased to announce an exciting new program of study in the field of conflict resolution. Reinventing Your Career provides the most comprehensive training in alternative dispute resolution ever offered. It is designed for attorneys, business executives and other professionals who wish to pursue new careers in mediation, arbitration and related dispute resolution processes. Our 2010 inaugural cohort has already begun their program. For further information please contact Traci Morse at or check the links below: