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New Paradigm Leadership

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

Watch the New Paradigm Leadership online leadership training session to learn the tenets of new paradigm leadership, and the behaviors associated with leading in a constantly changing workplace.

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New Paradigm Leadership Webinar
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American businesses are witnessing a shift in the collective mindset of the workforce and what it means to be a contributor to the workplace. Expectations are evolving, and traditional models of leadership are no longer adequate for today's workforce. A paradigm shift in leadership is necessary to support and sustain this emerging collective mindset.

As leaders and as contributors to our workplaces, we must acknowledge that the workplace culture has not historically worked for everyone. Employees know that work environment matters and that work/life balance is essential to a healthy and thriving life. The Great Resignation demonstrated that employees are choosing who to work for, when, and in what capacity. Consequently, the traditional management model — even in a virtual space — is being challenged by employees.

As leaders, we must take seriously the voice of every contributor to the workplace and allow them to fully participate in the mission and purpose of the organization, in rich and authentic ways. This will require new ways of thinking, new skills, a new mindset, and new behaviors.

In the New Paradigm Leadership webinar, participants will learn …

  • The different between Newtonian Organizational Paradigm and Quantum Organizational Paradigms and how they impact leadership

  • The difference between traditional approaches to leadership and new paradigm leadership approaches

  • How dignity and basic human needs are more accessible in a new paradigm organization

Each of the courses offered by WPI Leadership Academy are designed to support you in growing your skills and competencies in new paradigm leadership. Explore our online, self-paced courses here.

The New Paradigm Leadership webinar is presented by Robyn Short

Learning Facilitator

Dr. Robyn Short is an organization systems design consultant, leadership development consultant, peace-building trainer, and mediator with expertise in restorative practices and transformative mediation models. Dr. Short works with individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations in discovering the root causes of conflicts, so they may transform their relationships and create new and productive paths forward individually and as teams. She also works with community leaders and political and governmental leaders to develop initiatives for building sustainable peace in areas of historic conflict. In this capacity, she has been featured in news outlets internationally.

Dr. Short 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 Commerce. She holds a Doctor of Liberal Studies degree with a focus in peace studies and systems design. She holds a Master of Art in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University with a focus in 15th century European history. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Auburn University. Her research interests focus on the role of dignity in organizational systems design.


Workplace Peace Institute Leadership Academy exists to support leaders in honoring basic human needs and dignity needs in the workplace, so they can actualize human potential in the workplace. The online Leadership Academy optimizes competencies in human behavior, communication skills, conflict resolution, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging to create highly engaged workplaces where basic human needs and dignity are consistently honored. All our courses are offered online and can be customized for in-person workshops and seminars.


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