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.
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).
Labor Arbitrator Development Program
Unions and employers agree that there is a shortage of qualified labor/management arbitrators. This has created a growing demand for a new generation of arbitrators who reflect the diversity of today’s workforce. The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell ILR has developed a unique program for those interested in a career as a labor/management arbitrator. The Program will include the exploration and identification of career pathways and opportunities as aspiring and emerging neutrals embark on building their conflict resolution practices.
- October 2023, NYC
- Spring 2024, Washington, DC
- Fall 2024, NYC
Cornell University, ILR School
NYC Conference Center
570 Lexington Ave., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
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.
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.
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.
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