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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.

News

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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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Pride and Purpose: U.S. Park Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, turns 100

John August shows what we can learn about finding shared purpose from America's oldest park ranger and her story.
Park ranger
Pride and Purpose: U.S. Park Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, turns 100

Discover How Three Women Rose to Leadership Positions at the NLRB

The upcoming event will cover the paths women have taken to becoming leaders in the world of labor law.
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Discover How Three Women Rose to Leadership Positions at the NLRB

Director’s Update - Harry C. Katz

Institute Director Harry Katz provides an update for October.
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Director’s Update - Harry C. Katz

Scheinman/Hotel School Hospitality Conference Tackles Hot Button Labor Issues

The recent Scheinman/Hotel School HR in Hospitality Conference brought professionals in the industry together to discuss a multitude of labor issues.
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Scheinman/Hotel School Hospitality Conference Tackles Hot Button Labor Issues

Mutual Goals Are Not Enough to Achieve Success for Labor-Management Partnerships!

John August explores the concept of a shared vision and its affects on labor-management partnerships.
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Mutual Goals Are Not Enough to Achieve Success for Labor-Management Partnerships!

Understanding the Successes and Failures of Today’s Labor Movement

Director Katz describes the environment and predicaments the labor movement finds itself in.
Labor sign reading "On Strike"
Understanding the Successes and Failures of Today’s Labor Movement

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. Interact with expert investigators to learn best practices and acquire new skills. Live 3.5-hour virtual sessions are Oct 27-28 and Nov 3-4.
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    Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2021
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    Live Online
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    $795


Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Register for Advanced Internal Investigations Process

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 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 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

Outreach

Unionization and Purpose: Achieving Competitive Advantage through Frontline Engagement

John August explores the relationship between employee engagement, unionization, and performance.
Healthcare worker with arms crossed
Unionization and Purpose: Achieving Competitive Advantage through Frontline Engagement

Police Reform Options

Recently, Dan McCray, Director of Labor Relations Programs for the Scheinman Institute, hosted an important and timely discussion on police reform.
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Police Reform Options

The Powerful Possibility of Workplace Collaboration

Institute Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August profiles a hospital whose collaborative approach during the pandemic is a model for other institutions.
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The Powerful Possibility of Workplace Collaboration

Teaching

Summer Interns Help With DEI Certificate Workshops

Judy Young shares her experience with student interns this summer.
 Judy Young, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Public Programs
Summer Interns Help With DEI Certificate Workshops

Scheinman Program Explores Native American Conflict Resolution

The Scheinman Institute has developed an innovative program exploring dispute resolution among Navajo and Hopi tribes.
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Scheinman Program Explores Native American Conflict Resolution

Vietnam Program Goes Virtual

The Scheinman Institute's Vietnam Program was conducted virtually this year.
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Vietnam Program Goes Virtual