“Educating the Next Generation of Neutrals and Practitioners”

The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University promotes interdisciplinary education, research and training in dispute resolution for students, academics, neutrals and practitioners.

The Institute builds on the Cornell ILR School’s proud tradition of instruction in the practical use of conflict resolution skills in the workplace and beyond.

In support of its mission, the Scheinman Institute's principal activities involve:

  • Undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees
  • Training and certificate programs for neutrals and professionals
  • Consultation and technical assistance to practitioners and neutrals
  • Scholarly and empirical research and evaluation
  • Conferences, symposia and workshops

In Cornell’s ILR School, the Institute continues its focus on programs dealing with workplace dispute resolution. Through its joint program with the Cornell Law School and relationships with the other Cornell colleges, the Institute addresses commercial, environmental, international, regulatory and other conflicts that arise in the public, private and non-profit sectors as well as in complex litigation where creative conflict resolution can have a meaningful impact.

In all of its activities, the Institute is committed to promoting diversity, cross-cultural understanding and equal opportunities for individuals without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or other protected characteristics.

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Manuscripts from 2013

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New York State Teacher Salary Report, Alexander Colvin, Sally Klingel, Simon Boehme, and Susanne Donovan

Manuscripts from 2012

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The Impact of Case and Arbitrator Characteristics On Employment Arbitration Outcomes, Alexander Colvin and Kelly Pike

Articles & Chapters from 2011

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An Empirical Study of Employment Arbitration: Case Outcomes and Processes, Alexander Colvin

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The Effect of Gender on Awards in Employment Arbitration Cases: The Experience in the Securities Industry, David B. Lipsky, J. Ryan Lamare, and Abhishek Gupta

Manuscripts from 2010

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Organizational Primacy after the Demise of the Organizational Career: Employment Conflict in a Post-Standard Contract World, Alexander Colvin

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Joint Labor-Management Training Programs for Healthcare Worker Advancement and Retention, Sally Klingel and David B. Lipsky

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The Conflict Over Conflict Management, David B. Lipsky and Ariel C. Avgar

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The Arbitration of Employment Disputes in the Securities Industry: A Study of FINRA Awards, 1986-2008, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber, and J. Ryan Lamare

Manuscripts from 2009

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The Long-Haul Effects of Interest Arbitration: The Case of New York State’s Taylor Law, Thomas A. Kochan, David B. Lipsky, Mary Newhart, and Alan Benson

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Workplace Arbitration in the Current Economic Crisis, David B. Lipsky

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Organizational Strategies for the Adoption of Electronic Medical Records: Toward an Understanding of Outcome Variation in Nursing Homes, David B. Lipsky, Ariel C. Avgar, and James Ryan Lamare

Articles & Chapters from 2008

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Whose Job Is It Anyway? Preparing Arbitrators for Consumer Dispute Resolution Programs, David B. Lipsky, Rocco M. Scanza, Mary Newhart, and Richard D. Fincher

Articles & Chapters from 2007

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Improved Metrics for Workplace Dispute Resolution Procedures: Efficiency, Equity, and Voice, John W. Budd and Alexander Colvin

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Conflict Resolution and the Transformation of the Social Contract, David B. Lipsky

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Online Dispute Resolution Through the Lens of Bargaining and Negotiation Theory: Toward an Integrated Model, David B. Lipsky and Ariel C. Avgar

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Managing the Politics of Evaluation: Lessons from the Evaluation of ADR Programs, David B. Lipsky, Ronald L. Seeber, Ariel C. Avgar, and Rocco M. Scanza

Articles & Chapters from 2006

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Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations—A Roundtable, David Lewin, Adrienne E. Eaton, Thomas A. Kochan, David B. Lipsky, Daniel J. B. Mitchell, and Paula B. Voos

Manuscripts from 2005

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The Energy Construction Industry Gainsharing Handbook, Michael Gaffney, Ronald L. Seeber, and Scott M. Sears

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The Impacts of Alternative Dispute Resolution on Workplace Outcomes: Discussion, David B. Lipsky

Articles & Chapters from 2004

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Adoption and Use of Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Nonunion Workplace, Alexander Colvin

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From Supreme Court to Shopfloor: Mandatory Arbitration and the Reconfiguration of Workplace Dispute Resolution, Alexander Colvin

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Dispute Resolution in the Changing Workplace, David B. Lipsky and Ronald L. Seeber

Articles & Chapters from 2003

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Public Sector Collective Bargaining and the Imperative for Service Delivery: An Overview, Jonathan Brock and David B. Lipsky

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The Dual Transformation of Workplace Dispute Resolution, Alexander Colvin

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Institutional Pressures, Human Resource Strategies, and the Rise of Nonunion Dispute Resolution Procedures, Alexander J.S. Colvin

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Interest-Based Bargaining in Education, Sally Klingel

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Conceptual Foundations: Walton and McKersie's Subprocesses of Negotiations, Thomas A. Kochan and David B. Lipsky

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The Social Contract and Dispute Resolution: The Transformation of the Social Contract in the United States Workplace and the Emergence of New Strategies of Dispute Resolution, David B. Lipsky and Ronald L. Seeber

Manuscripts from 2001

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Facilitating Conflict Resolution in Union-Management Relations: A Guide for Neutrals, Richard Chaykowski, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Thomas A. Kochan, and Christina Sickles Merchant

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Designing Integrated Conflict Management Systems: Guidelines for Practitioners and Decision Makers in Organizations, Institute on Conflict Resolution and Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution

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An Evaluation of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Pilot Program for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ronald L. Seeber, Timothy P. Schmidle, and Robert S. Smith

Articles & Chapters from 2000

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Resolving Workplace Disputes in the United States: The Growth of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment Relations, David B. Lipsky and Ronald L. Seeber

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The Arbitration Profession in Transition: Final Report to the National Academy of Arbitrators, Michel G. Picher, Ronald L. Seeber, and David B. Lipsky

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The Arbitration Profession in Transition: Preliminary Results From a Survey of the National Academy of Arbitrators, Michel G. Picher, Ronald L. Seeber, and David B. Lipsky

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The Arbitration Profession in Transition: A Survey of the National Academy of Arbitrators, Michel Picher, Ronald L. Seeber, and David B. Lipsky

Manuscripts from 1998

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The Appropriate Resolution of Corporate Disputes: A Report on the Growing Use of ADR by U.S. Corporations, David B. Lipsky and Ronald L. Seeber