In 2008, Payam Kabiri started working with students at a University level. Later in 2011, while helping to build a Student Dispute Resolution Center for Institutions of Higher Learning (Universities and Educational Corporations), he earned his Masters of Organizational Psychology specializing in Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Payam also earned his Theory and Application of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Certificate through The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) and is a certified Level 1 and Level 2 Title IX and Civil Rights investigator through the Association of Title IX Administrators (AtIXa).
During his tenure in higher education, Payam Kabiri has positively impacted the lives of thousands of people including University administrators, C-level executives, and Students. More specifically, he has resolved over 3000 informal and formal disputes and participated in hundreds of mediations involving external complaints through federal and state governmental agencies, student initiated disputes involving Title IV violations, Title IX violations, fraud, academic integrity issues, discrimation, and bias. Payam also spent time volunteering at the California Superior Court mediating divorce related disputes in an effort to give back to the community and diversify his conflict resolution skill set.
In 2018, Payam branched out into the private sector working with corporate executives and middle management to address high level external conflict and implement and improve internal conflict resolution systems to better address employee and customer service related disputes. Payam has worked with Real Estate companies, private education firms, governmental entities, and start up corporations helping to improve institutional efficacy and address internal and external conflicts.
Payam Kabiri believes that education is a life long learning process. Currently, he is working on finishing his final chapters of his Doctoral Dissertation in Organizational Psychology (PsyD) specializing in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at the University of Arizona. The focus of his Dissertation is on dispute resolution processes and their impact on organizational retention and the student experience. Mr. Kabiri is set to have his dissertation complete and published this year (2022).