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About Workplace
Peace Institute

Create a Workplace Culture Where People and Organizations Thrive 

Workplace Peace Institute is singularly focused on creating workplaces cultures where people thrive. We know that when people thrive, organizations thrive. To thrive in the workplace, all people must experience peace and dignity. Peace is human security and the ability to experience our inherent worth and value as human beings.  


We are on a mission to create highly engaged workplaces where dignity is consistently honored and experienced. We envision a workplace in which people and organizations thrive.


Our Values



We are committed to ensuring all people, especially those who have been historically oppressed, have an equal voice and share equal rights and opportunities in the workplace.



We believe the best ideas, the most innovative creations, and the most thoughtful approaches are multidisciplinary, cross-cultural, gender-inclusive, and include multiple viewpoints.



We seek to understand the needs of all people and to respond with care and compassion.



We are willing to go first, do hard things, speak truth, advocate for justice, and embrace the unknown.



We ask why. We explore new ideas. We embrace science. We delve into philosophy. We love theory. We apply what we have learned.


Workplace Peace Institute Leadership 

Workplace Peace Institute collaborates with a team of corporate culture development consultants, leadership coaches, DEI and racial equity coaches, leadership development trainers, researchers, mediators, and dialogue facilitators to meet our clients' unique needs.


Dr. Robyn Short (she/her/hers)

Founder & CEO

Dr. Robyn Short  is an organization systems design consultant and researcher, peace-building trainer, mediator, racial equity consultant and coach, and restorative justice facilitator. A serial entrepreneur, she is the founder and publisher of GoodMedia Press, an independent book publisher that’s mission is to promote peace and social justice through books and other media. Dr. Short is also the founder and board chair of Peace & Conciliation Project, a 501(c)(3) antiracism organization that brings communities together to address and repair the harm of racial injustice. She is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in the Master of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program, the Master of Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University, and the College of Innovation and Design at Texas A&M at Commerce. Dr. Short has authored four books on peace building and produced a documentary. 

Scott A. Mischnick (he/him/his)

VP Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Scott A. Mischnick is a highly skilled sales executive with more than 30 years of experience in both business development and large account management. Scott has closed billion dollar deals in distribution services and managed multi-million-dollar accounts in the Consumer-Packaged Goods arena. He has developed Request for Information and Request for Proposal responses for multi-year agreements, as well as negotiating the long-term contracts associated with those deals. Scott holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate from Creighton University. Scott’s passion for people development, dignity in the workplace, and leadership development led him to Workplace Peace Institute to deliver their consulting services and leadership development programs to workplaces worldwide.


Leadership Academy Instructors 

Workplace Peace Institute Leadership Academy instructors bring a collective 100+ years of  experience and numerous academic credentials with most holding a PhD or equivalent to our online leadership development courses and live leadership development workshops.  

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