Katrina Nobles is the Director of Conflict Programs for the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at the Cornell University ILR School, designing curriculum, teaching on-campus credit-bearing courses, instructing professional and customized programs, and facilitating discussions for organizational workplace conflicts. On campus, Nobles leads the campus mediation program, which includes a partnership with the Office of the Judicial Administrator to mediate minor code of conduct violations by students. The program includes a 4-credit course and a 2-credit course to train students to be peer mediators. These students then mediate actual code violation cases. In the private and not-for-profit sectors, Katrina has worked with multiple clients to provide facilitation among conflicted teams and departments. In this area, she has also designed and provided training regarding employee relations, collaborative problem solving, cross-cultural communication, performance management, unconscious bias, mediation, facilitation, diagnosing conflict, and leading difficult and heated conversations.
In other work, Katrina has practiced mediation for several years, and prior to her employment at Cornell, Katrina was the Cortland County Coordinator for New Justice Mediation Services. During that time, Nobles mediated hundreds of community, child custody/visitation, child support, and family disputes. Katrina holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Engagement from Antioch University Midwest.