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Friday, April 10th, 2015
May 14, 2015
Dove Conference Center
For health professionals, CEUs available
Friday, February 27th, 2015
Richard Himmer, WBI Affiliate and Workplace Bullying University graduate, leads bullied targets on a unique journey beginning on March 19 from 7 to 8 pm at Extendicare Health 3220 Rosedale St., Gig Harbor, Washington. Richard has a unique process designed to restore targets’ lost dignity. He is endorsed by WBI.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Wednesday Feb. 11 Webinar for Employers & HR
2 pm EST, 60 minutes
A joint production of the Workplace Bullying Institute and Biz21 Publishing
When the Bully is the Boss
Many companies assume they don’t have a bullying problem. Employees get along. In meetings, team members respect each other. But look closer. You might find that the bully is the very person you would expect your employees to turn to if they are being bullied—the boss.
Some managerial bullying is unintentional — supervisors see themselves as “demanding results.” Other times bosses know their behavior crosses the line, but don’t care.
Not convinced? Consider the slew of new state laws protecting workers against bullying. And consider the number of companies that have rushed to adopt anti-bullying policies and procedures for investigating complaints.
The costs are real. The employee’s health can suffer, causing missed work, higher healthcare costs and reduced productivity. Bullied employees are also a flight risk, as are those who witness bullying. And there’s the threat of lawsuits against the company.
In this session, Dr. Gary Namie will teach you:
• How to recognize and respond to a bully boss
• What differentiates “bullying” from other conduct- both illegal (discrimination) and legal (non-abusive disagreements)
• Why the workplace climate may be allowing the bully to prosper
• Why owners and executives often tend to defend bullies
• How to build an abuse-intolerant, accountable culture for all employees, regardless of rank
• How to measure outcomes of anti-bullying activities that benefit both employees and the company.
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
A workshop “Eliminating Bullying and Incivility: Training the Trainer” on Thursday Nov 6 is part of the 8th Annual ABA Labor & Employment Law Conference in Los Angeles.
The session: 2:15-3:30 pm in rooms Platinum H-J, JW Marriott Hotel
Bullying and incivility in the workplace raise concerns that go beyond whether the behavior is illegal, and affect all aspects of the working environment. This program features an expert in anti-bullying training and is designed to provide practical, hands-on training to participants such that they will be able to train others in the workplace.
Monique Gougisha Doucette, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.,
New Orleans, LA
Luanne M. Peterpaul, Gluck Waltrath, LLP, Red Bank, NJ
Gary Namie, PhD, The Workplace Bullying Institute, Bellingham, WA
Tags: American Bar Association, attorneys, employment attorneys, Gary Namie, labor law, Luanne M. Peterpaul, Monique Gougisha Doucette, training, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Nevada State Coordinator Kassina McClary leads a rally
in front of Las Vegas City Hall
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas
Join us for this local celebration of Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week.
The event will include testimony by bullied individuals and education about the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill to be introduced in 2015 in the Nevada State Legislature.
Also attending and speaking will be Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie, founders of the Workplace Bullying Institute and leaders of the U.S. Workplace Bullying movement and campaign to enact state laws in the U.S. Come meet them in person. They are scheduled for 1:30 pm.
The Namies are authors of The Bully At Work (the book for bullied individuals) and The Bully-Free Workplace (the book for employers). Visit the extensive WBI YouTube channel for hundreds of bullying-related videos.
Tags: Freedom from bullies at work week, Gary Namie, Las Vegas, Ruth Namie, The Bully At Work, The Bully-Free Workplace
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Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Tags: adult bullying, Broward Crime Commission, conference, Gary Namie, James DePelisi, July 24, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
This week, the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) hosts its 40th annual conference in Chicago. Attendees include attorneys associated with all major professional sports leagues, universities and agents for pro athletes.
Presenting details about the Jonathan Martin/Miami Dolphins bullying case are Wm. David Cornwell, Sr., Gordon & Rees, LLP and Dr. Gary Namie, Director, Workplace Bullying Institute. Both Mr. Cornwell and Dr. Namie were retained to assist Mr. Martin. The NFL investigation, conducted by attorney Ted Wells and its report released on Feb. 14, 2014, incorporated facts about workplace bullying conveyed to Mr. Wells by Dr. Namie.
This is a challenging time for professional sports. All are reacting to racism and off-field abusive conduct.
Tags: Gary Namie, Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, sports lawyers association, Wm. David Cornwell, workplace bullying
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Nov. 25 UPDATE: We are 40% of the way toward our goal — 65 donors — 49 days remain
Our last national survey on workplace bullying was done in 2010. The WBI is currently seeking donations to fund a new 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey. The goal is modest (you can give a small amount and still make it happen).
Tags: Gary Namie, indiegogo, U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Announcing the 2013 Workplace Bullying Institute Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week — October 20-26. Created to be a special time to try something different to stop workplace bullying for bullied targets, coworkers, family members, supervisors, managers, HR, executives, lawmakers, cities, counties and communities. Read our suggestions for activities.
Tags: bullies, Freedom from workplace bullies week, Freedom Week, Unions, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Thursday, September 12th, 2013
WBI colleague Dr. Matt Spencer has written his first book. He’s applied his 32 years experience as a Superintendent, Associate Superintendent, teacher and coach in public schools to expose the problem of School Boards run amok. Here’s a description.
Exploiting Children: School Board Members Who Cross the Line
By Matthew Spencer, Ed.D.
Published Sept. 22, 2013 by Rowman & Littlefeld
From the Foreword
Hold onto your hats, dear reader. This book is not for the faint of heart. Defenders of the status quo will be rattled. Similarly offended will be the apologists for scheming citizens who occupy seats on local school boards merely to have a pulpit for propagating their mix of anti-public school ideology and a naked desire for personal aggrandizement.
This book comes from the heart of a man with an indefatigable commitment to educating children. He has worked in districts that became the hell he describes in these pages. Authenticity and integrity leap off of every page.
America’s citizens want children to receive a high-quality education in clean, orderly and safe schools staffed with quality teachers, support staff and courageous educational leaders. In many communities, such a school experience is something the students will never have.
Why? One or more members of the governing board desire to use their elected position for personal gain. They are Exploiters. Some desire to exploit a little. Others crave total domination of the school system and become the petty tyrants of education.
Tags: board of education, exploiting children, Gary Namie, Matt Spencer, public schools, school boards, workplace bullying
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