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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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Director’s Update

Institute Director Harry Katz provides an update for July.
Professor Katz
Director’s Update

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

The Collaboration Council of the North Central Bronx Hospital

Scheinman Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August examines the collaborative employee structure of a major inner city hospital.
Doctor Looking at X-ray
The Collaboration Council of the North Central Bronx Hospital

More Neutrals are Better Than One: A Progressive Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Scheinman Institute Employment and Labor ADR Hub will mark its one-year anniversary, with a very special webinar discovering how Scheinman Arbitration and Mediation Services is leading the way via a collaborative team approach along with the motto “Several heads are better than one.”
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More Neutrals are Better Than One: A Progressive Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution

Negotiating Police Reform

The Scheinman Institute hosts an important discussion on police reform.
Protestors for Black Lives Matter
Negotiating Police Reform

Director Katz Moderates All Star Pandemic Sports Panel

Harry Katz, the Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at Cornell’s ILR School and Director of the Scheinman Institute, moderated an all star panel on the future of professional sports in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Director Katz Moderates All Star Pandemic Sports Panel

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.

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


Learn more about Advanced Internal Investigations Process

Learn more about 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

Patient Centered Collective Bargaining

Scheinman Institute Director of Healthcare and Partner Programs John August continues his examination of patient centered collective bargaining.
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Patient Centered Collective Bargaining

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
Panel Examines Unionization In Big Tech

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
Patient Centered Collective Bargaining (Part One)

Teaching

Vietnam Program Goes Virtual

The Scheinman Institute's Vietnam Program was conducted virtually this year.
Vietnamese Person With Vegetables
Vietnam Program Goes Virtual

Scheinman Program Explores Native American Conflict Resolution

The Scheinman Institute has developed an innovative program exploring dispute resolution among Navajo and Hopi tribes.
Woman holds a sign reading "Honor Our Voice"
Scheinman Program Explores Native American Conflict Resolution

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 Announce New Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution