Our Mission - “Educating the Next Generation of Neutrals and Practitioners”
The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University promotes interdisciplinary education, research and training in dispute resolution for students, academics, neutrals and practitioners. The Institute builds on the Cornell ILR School’s proud tradition of instruction in the practical use of conflict resolution skills in the workplace and beyond.
In support of its mission, the Scheinman Institute's principal activities involve:
- Undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees
- Training and certificate programs for neutrals and professionals
- Consultation and technical assistance to practitioners and neutrals
- Scholarly and empirical research and evaluation
- Conferences, symposia and workshops
In Cornell's ILR School, the Institute continues its focus on programs dealing with workplace dispute resolution. Through its joint program with the Cornell Law School and relationships with the other Cornell colleges, the Institute addresses commercial, environmental, international, regulatory and other conflicts that arise in the public, private and non-profit sectors as well as in complex litigation where creative conflict resolution can have a meaningful impact.
In all of its activities, the Institute is committed to promoting diversity, cross-cultural understanding and equal opportunities for individuals without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or other protected characteristics.