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We train people in bold new ways to build and sustain positive workplaces


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.

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Labor Arbitrator Development Program

Labor Arbitrator Development Program

With a shortage of qualified labor arbitrators, there is 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 a unique Labor Arbitrator Development Program, providing students with the training, skills, mentoring, and practice necessary for professional success to meet this demand. 


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Certificates and Workshops

Conflict Resolution




These courses and certificates train people to actively solve problems – designing resilient systems for their organizations to address conflict.

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Employee Relations and Investigations

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These courses and certificates are designed for those responsible for building and maintaining healthy relationships among employees.

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Labor Relations



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These courses and certificates equip labor relations professionals with the practical and research-based knowledge and skills to lead effective union-management relationships.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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These courses and certificates give you the tools to design and implement DEI strategies for your organization.

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Human Resources

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These courses and certificates are designed for HR professionals who are problem-solvers, design-thinkers and organizational leaders.

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On-site and Customized Training

We bring skills and strategies based on best practices. This includes tools, activities and practice sessions. We also offer joint certificate immersion programs. The programs include group work, interactive exercises, role plays and simulations to practice learned skills and allow participants to work together to develop organization-specific strategies and tactic. 

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Develop Your Workforce

Our professional development training is flexible. You can take courses in-person at our midtown NYC office, online, or at your place of work. Build up individual workshops into a certificate and take your career to the next level. 

We blend theory with practice and present topics that address real work issues. Workshops include role-playing, case studies, and action planning to practice the tools we provide. We can also design customized immersion programs. We partner with you to bring skills and strategies to your office. Custom training includes exercises such as group work and simulations to develop your organization's effectiveness to solve the problems you're having at work right now. 

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