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Scheinman Institute Conflict Resolution Club

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.

The issues surrounding conflict in the workplace are the center of our public discourse and public policy.
It takes a certain set of skills and expertise to navigate this changing landscape.

"With my wife, Laurie, we endowed the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution to provide students, professionals and others interested in dispute resolution with the tools they need to help create a better society. Today, Scheinman Institute faculty and alumni stand at the forefront in resolving the most complicated and significant work-related issues."

-Marty Scheinman, Founder
Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

Watch how the Scheinman Institute addresses the critical conflict resolution challenges of our time through its research, teaching, training and outreach.


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How the Pandemic Has Impacted Conflict Resolution

Jack Sheinkman Professor Harry Katz, Director of Cornell’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, talks with leading experts about the impact of COVID-19 on the work of arbitrators, mediators, attorneys and Ombuds.

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ADR Hub Celebrates HerStory

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution Employment’s Labor ADR Hub recently hosted a virtual panel of dynamic women who are neutrals and advocates entitled, “We Make Herstory.”
Herstory Zoom meeting

Panel Examines Unionization In Big Tech

ILR Dean Alex Colvin recently moderated an important and timely webinar, “Unionization In Big Tech: Why Now”.
Jessica Garcia, Chewy Shaw, and Alexander Colvin

Patient Centered Collective Bargaining (Part One)

John August, Healthcare and Partner Programs Director, analyzes patient centered collective bargaining.
Healthcare worker and a man in the back of an ambulance

Teaching Essential Negotiation Skills

The Scheinman Institute's work with the American Federation of Teachers has helped the AFT develop confident and effective leadership who have a comprehensive understanding of collective bargaining as a tool for positive change.
Randi Weingarten

Scheinman Panel Addresses Workplace Safety Issues During The Pandemic

The Scheinman Institute, in association with eCornell, hosted an informative and timely virtual discussion of workplace safety and related issues in the pandemic.
Worker with hard hat

Beyond Resilience… How Collective Bargaining Creates Conditions For A Sustainable Positive Work Environment

Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August explores strategies that organizations can use to foster a positive work environment post pandemic.
Healthcare Worker

Professional Training

Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Learn and practice the complete step-by-step internal investigation process. Receive extensive content related to conducting interviews, investigation techniques, determining credibility, managing bias, reaching conclusions, and implementing outcomes. Apply a case study to the internal investigations process and interact with expert investigators to learn best practices and acquire new skills.


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    Jun 16 - 24, 2021
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Becoming a Mediator: The Business Plan

This program helps emerging or established neutrals to build a business plan to successfully launch or enhance an ADR neutral career. Explore the nature of self-employment and how to broaden practice areas and increase market potential.

Dates for online sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.

Learn more about Becoming a Mediator: The Business Plan

Learn more about Becoming a Mediator: The Business Plan

Diversity, Equity, and Cross-Cultural Approaches to Conflict Engagement

Examine the roles culture and diversity play in conflict and conflict resolution. Participants will learn to understand how differences are perceived in conflict exchanges. Activities focus on cross-cultural communication techniques to enhance conflict resolution. Dispute resolution methods, perception process and attribution theory are key discussion points.

Dates for online sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.

Learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Cross-Cultural Approaches to Conflict Engagement

Learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Cross-Cultural Approaches to Conflict Engagement


Scheinman ADR HUB Celebrates Black History Month With Four Inspirational Labor Attorneys

The Scheinman Institute ADR Hub, in association with the New York State Bar Association, recently presented a fascinating webinar entitled “We Make History Amplifying The Black Experience In Labor And Employment.”
Four Inspirational Labor Attorneys

Director Katz Participates in Discussion of NLRB and Related Labor Issues

Institute Director Harry Katz participates in an important discussion about the future of the NLRB under the Biden administration.

Inside Labor-Management Partnership

John August, Director of the Institute's Healthcare Programs, explores the management and union partnership at Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente


ILR/Scheinman Institute Announce New Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution

Starting this fall, the ILR School is offering a new Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Conflict Resolution. The MPS in Conflict Resolution, Ithaca Campus, draws upon the strengths of Cornell’s Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.
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ILR/Scheinman Institute Offers Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

The ILR School/Scheinman Institute is pleased to announce a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year.
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ILR Students Learn Dispute Resolution Used by Hopi and Navajo Nations

A new course explores indigenous Native American dispute resolution processes.
Navajo family