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Katrina Nobles Receives Teaching Award

Katrina Nobles

At the recently held 28th annual ILR School McPherson Honors and Awards, Scheinman Institute Director of Conflict Programs Katrina Nobles was a recipient of an “Engaged Learning Teaching Award”. The event is a spring tradition honoring exemplary students and faculty.

In her role at the Institute, Nobles designs curriculum, teaching on-campus credit-bearing courses, instructing professional and customized programs, and facilitating discussions for organizational workplace conflicts. On campus, she leads the campus mediation program, which includes a partnership with the Office of the Judicial Administrator to mediate minor code of conduct violations by students. The program includes a 4-credit course and a 2-credit course to train students to be peer mediators. These students then mediate actual code violation cases. In the private and not-for-profit sectors, Katrina has worked with multiple clients to provide facilitation among conflicted teams and departments. In this area, she has also designed and provided training regarding employee relations, collaborative problem solving, cross-cultural communication, performance management, unconscious bias, mediation, facilitation, diagnosing conflict, and leading difficult and heated conversations.

In other work, Katrina has practiced mediation for several years, and prior to her employment at Cornell, Katrina was the Cortland County Coordinator for New Justice Mediation Services. During that time, Nobles mediated hundreds of community, child custody/visitation, child support, and family disputes. Katrina holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Engagement from Antioch University Midwest.