Labor Arbitrator Development Program

To meet tomorrow's needs to resolve labor-management grievances through the arbitration process, the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell ILR has created a unique program. Cornell ILR faculty members and arbitration experts throughout the nation add their talents, expertise and experience to this program to help develop the process skills and substantive knowledge of the select students who are admitted.

Designed for attorneys, union leaders, human resource professionals and others who have distinguished themselves in labor-management relations and who seek to transition into the practice of labor arbitration, this program will develop and hone the skills that are critical to the success of this transition. Unlike other programs designed for individuals who no longer work as advocates, this program allows and anticipates students to remain in current employment while contemplating and or transitioning to a neutral career.

In addition to the process and substantive knowledge segments, the program will devote considerable time to teaching students how to build a successful practice by building a personalized strategic business plan.

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