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Robyn Short
Robyn Short

Associate Mediator

Associate MediatorThis mediator has at least 40 hours of mediation training, has mediated at least 10 cases for at least 40 hours, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice..Premium Member

Robyn Short

Dr. Robyn Short is passionate about creating a workplace culture where all people thrive. This passion led her to create Workplace Peace Institute, an organization systems design and research firm and the WPI Leadership Academy, an online leadership development program that supports leaders in cultivating new paradigm leadership skills and competencies.

Workplace Peace Institute’s alternative dispute resolution services illuminate paths to peace, helping individuals, teams, organizations and communities navigate conflict productively and collaboratively. Our mission is to create highly engaged workplaces where dignity is consistently honored and experienced. We know that the ability to navigate conflict peacefully and productively is critical to a highly engaged workplace.

We work exclusively in workplace conflict, bringing a transformative mediation approach to conflict resolution. The Workplace Peace Institute Leadership Academy also provides online, self-paced conflict resolution courses to support leaders in bringing positive peace to the workplace.

Services include: Civil Mediation, Facilitation, Conflict Coaching, Corporate Training, and the Development and Implementation of Restorative Justice Models

Dr. Robyn Short holds three certificates in mediation and has expertise in transformative mediation and restorative justice models for dispute resolution. Dr. Short assists parties in discovering the root causes of their conflicts, so they may transform their professional relationships and create new and productive paths forward individually and as teams. Dr. Short helps organizations through mediation, facilitation, onsite and online conflict training seminars, leadership training and dialogue circles.


Mediation is a process for parties to achieve their desired outcome; therefore, I respect and follow the interests of the parties. Taking a facilitative approach, I help parties problem-solve and achieve agreements as efficiently as possible. When parties will maintain a relationship after an agreement is achieved, a transformative approach may be implemented.


Robyn holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Auburn University, a Masters in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University, and a Doctor of Liberal Studies with a focus in Organizational Systems Design and Peace-Building.

Areas Of Practice

  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Labor - Management
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

Per-Party Fees for Mediation and Consultation Services are based on Half-Day ($700.00 per party) and Full-Day ($1400.00 per party)

Hourly Fee of $350 per Hour for the Following:
The hourly fee may be pro-rated and charged for work required by your mediator between sessions, such as: Text, email and phone communications; coordinating services with other professionals involved in mediation process; Administrative tasks associated with mediation process

Liability Insurance

  • Yes