Robin Amadei

Robin Amadei

Mediation, Facilitation, Training, & Coaching Services

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Lafayette, Colorado

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Robin Amadei, JD, is the owner of a training, mediation, facilitation, workplace assessment, and conflict coaching organization. Her mission is to help people become excellent communicators and problem solvers so that they are empowered to resolve conflict, enhance skills, meet goals for success, and move ahead in their lives. Robin provides training for corporations and the government in the areas of conflict management, negotiation skills, facilitation, mediation skills, diversity, and effective communication. Representative federal government clients include: US Environmental Protection Agency, US Forest Service, US National Park Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Bureau of Land Management, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and The National Institute of Science and Technology. Further, Robin has been an Executive Coach and Visiting Program Manager for the US Office of Personnel Management, Western Management Development Center since 2006 (for over 40 programs). In these capacities, Robin has worked with personnel from dozens of federal agencies.

Robin has been on contract with the US Environmental Protection Agency since July 2002 designing and delivering the course “Using ADR to Maximize Your Effectiveness as an Advocate” nationally, in all 10 of EPA’s regions, designing a train-the-trainer program for EPA, and serving as a train-the-trainer coach. 

Since 1994, Robin has been an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, teaching programs that address conflict management such as ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Processes and Practices in Negotiation, Mediation, Agreement Writing for Mediators, and Conducting Workshops and Trainings. Due to her excellent reputation as a professor, she was invited to conduct training for University staff in the areas of conflict management, effective communication, and negotiation.

Robin's mediation practice is focused primarily in the employment (government and private sector), real estate, and business areas, as well as in family disputes. A significant portion of her practice is devoted to facilitating public policy and organizational meetings in a variety of areas. Robin has mediated on contract for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission regarding Title VII disputes and the Colorado Department of Education in the special education area. She is certified as an administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and uses this instrument to enhance organizational team building.

Thus far, Robin has participated in two international mediation initiatives. Along with two other professors at University of Denver and the statewide director of the office of dispute resolution, Robin served on a US AID grant consulting project with training faculty and students at Tbilisi State University, Republic Georgia in mediation. Also, Robin is providing facilitation and process assistance for Engineers without Borders-International in the Mideast.

Robin is a published author in the field of mediation and team building in organizations, having written numerous journal and newsletter articles. She is considered to be a leader in the mediation community and often serves as a mentor and coach for newer mediators.

Robin spearheaded the formation and is the past-president of CCMO-Boulder, a Colorado Council of Mediators and Mediation Organizations chapter, and served on the CCMO statewide Board of Directors. She is the former co-chair of the Boulder County Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee as well as an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).

Areas of Expertise
  • Conflict management
  • Diversity
  • Effective communication
  • Facilitation
  • Mediation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Elegant Conflict Resolution
  • The Mediation Process
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Negotiation
  • Sailing Through Conflict in Turbulent Times
  • Certifications
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator