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Our Mission

We operate under the principle that conflict is an inevitable part of human interaction and its resolution is essential for personal and organizational growth and health. We exist to deeply study how and why conflict happens, and turn that knowledge into education, training, and practice. 

We partner with organizations and individuals to develop practices and cultures that effectively manage conflict. When leaders develop their skills in managing conflict, organizations become more effective.

We combine Cornell University’s academic depth with the knowledge of leading practitioners to provide skills and strategies for individuals and best practices for organizations. We sit in Cornell’s ILR School, the leading institution studying the workplace.

Our People

People at Scheinman

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Board of Advisors

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Our Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Xenia Dvoriantchikova

Scheinman Conflict Resolution Club alumn Xenia Dvoriantchikova reflects how what she learned from the Scheinman Institute's internship, Vietnam and other programs became the foundation for her successful career in employee relations.   

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We prepare students to use conflict as an opportunity to achieve positive change

Scheinman alumni make a difference

Conflict Resolution in Practice

Careers in Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution is an expanding field of professional practice, both in the United States and around the world.

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Connect with neutrals on a national level

Find neutrals in your area who have successfully completed Scheinman-led training.

The Cornell University Roster of Dispute Resolution Neutrals is available for use in the public, private, and federal sectors.

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