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About the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution is the world’s preeminent institute focused on workplace conflict resolution. 

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

Director Updates

Harry C. Katz is the Jack Sheinkman Professor and the Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.  He is also the current President of the International Labor and Employment Relations  Association (ILERA).

Director's Update: Averted Railroad Strike

Institute Director Harry Katz discusses the role of mediation in the recently averted US railroad strike.
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Director's Update: Averted Railroad Strike

Scheinman Institute Director and ILERA President Harry Katz Featured in New Video

In a new video on the important work of the International Labor Employment Relations Association (ILERA), Institute Director and ILERA President Harry Katz is featured discussing his goals on expanding ILERA's mission into Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.
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Scheinman Institute Director and ILERA President Harry Katz Featured in New Video

How the Pandemic Has Impacted Conflict Resolution

Director of the Scheinman Institute Harry Katz talks with leading experts about the impact of the pandemic on the work of arbitrators, mediators, attorneys and Ombuds.
Katz video series
How the Pandemic Has Impacted Conflict Resolution

Developing the Next Generation of Arbitrators

The Scheinman Institute is spearheading three inititaives to develop an inclusive next generation of arbitrators. The Institute has partnered with the National Academy of Arbitrators in a major research study to ascertain, among other issues, the demographic profile of its members. In April of 2023, the Institute will hold a conference in New York City to identify steps to increase the inclusiveness of the arbitration profession. In May 2023, the Institute will form the third cohort of its Labor Arbitrator Development Program.

Here is more information about these initiatives. 

Director's Update: Creating A More Inclusive Arbitration Profession

Director Harry Katz discusses the Institute's initiatives to make the arbitration profession more inclusive.
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Director's Update: Creating A More Inclusive Arbitration Profession

Scheinman Institute Driving Diversity Initiatives For Arbitration Profession

Through its research, teaching and outreach the Scheinman Institute is spearheading initiatives to diversify the arbitration profession.
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Scheinman Institute Driving Diversity Initiatives For Arbitration Profession

Scheinman Institute Helps Launch Arbitration Career

The Scheinman Institute Labor Arbitrator Development Program helped Sarah Espinosa launch a career as a successful arbitrator.
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Scheinman Institute Helps Launch Arbitration Career

Resolving the Dispute

The Scheinman Institute Advisory Board has many notable arbitrators and mediators, who are leaders in the field. The “Resolving The Dispute” video series features members of the Board highlighting some of their most interesting cases, the issues involved, and the approach they used to come to an equitable solution.  

Resolving the Dispute: Scott E. Buchheit

Board member and noted arbitrator Scott E. Buchheit  shares the unique challenges he faced in an interesting and unusual case at a large zoo.
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Resolving the Dispute: Scott E. Buchheit

Resolving the Dispute: Timothy Taylor

Scheinman Institute Advisory Board member Timothy Taylor recounts a sensitive case involving school employees and charges of sexual harassment.
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Resolving the Dispute: Timothy Taylor

Resolving the Dispute: Edwin Baum

Advisory Board member Edwin Baum highlights the important differences between remote and in person mediations.
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Resolving the Dispute: Edwin Baum

Professional Training

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We bring together the insight of leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners to design training courses for the modern workplace. We specialize in work – from HR practices to labor relations and conflict-resolution strategies. We train people who change their organizations.

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Outreach

David B. Lipsky: ILR Icon

David B. Lipsky was a former dean of the ILR School and the founding director of the Scheinman Institute. He died on January 17, 2023.
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David B. Lipsky: ILR Icon

Alumni Spotlight: Paul Maier

Paul Maier '13 explains how the Workplace Relations Commission functions to facilitate conflict resolution when it comes to Irish labor and employment disputes.
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Alumni Spotlight: Paul Maier

Neutral in Residence Ralph Berger Pays Homage to Jean McKelvey

Arbitrator and Mediator Ralph Berger speaks about the impressive career and legacy of the namesake for the Scheinman Institute's Neutral in Residence position: Professor Jean T. McKelvey.
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Neutral in Residence Ralph Berger Pays Homage to Jean McKelvey

Student Activities

Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Members Learn Vital Negotiation Skills

Watch as Aiden Dudley '26 and Ron Varghese '25 of the Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club share their experience learning about and practicing negotiation with SCRC.
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Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Members Learn Vital Negotiation Skills

Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Lines Up Educational Events for Students

SCRC President Patrick Mehler '23 describes the club's events this semester, including simulations and talks from guest speakers.
Patrick Mehler '23
Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club Lines Up Educational Events for Students

AFT Intern Evan Sunshine Learned Important Bargaining Skills

Watch Evan Sunshine '24 highlight the important lessons he learned from his internship with the American Federation of Teachers.
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AFT Intern Evan Sunshine Learned Important Bargaining Skills

Education

Sign Up To Join the Labor and Employment ADR HUB

The Scheinman ADR HUB, under the direction of co-directors Ellen Gallin Procida and Katrina Nobles, is a destination for arbitrators, mediators, other neutrals, advocates, practitioners, other professionals and students to discuss current issues impacting the field of dispute resolution.
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Sign Up To Join the Labor and Employment ADR HUB

Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program Provides Unique Opportunities

Kevin Diaz '24 learned about Hopi mediation and Navajo peacemaking through the Hopi & Navajo Engaged Learning Program.
Kevin Diaz speaking about his experience in the Hopi and Navajo Nations Program.
Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program Provides Unique Opportunities

Campus Mediation Program Provides 'Unique Opportunity'

Anika Bajpai ‘22 learned how to help her fellow students by learning alternative dispute resolution skills through the Scheinman Institute's Campus Mediation Program.
Anika Bajpai
Campus Mediation Program Provides 'Unique Opportunity'

The issues surrounding conflict in the workplace are the center of our public discourse and public policy.

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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

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