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Friday, April 18th, 2014
We announce the first-ever healing workshop for bullied targets and their loved ones.
The inaugural Workplace Bullying Retreat will be Saturday May 31 in Bellingham, WA. The one-day Retreat is facilitated by WBI founders, Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie. Attendees will understand the storm that ripped through their lives, its impact on their health, and solutions when employers do nothing to stop it.
“Bullying is perplexing, leaving targeted workers with lingering questions such as ‘Why me?’,” said Dr. Gary Namie. “The retreat is designed to answer those questions so the person can move on with her or his life after bullying.”
This new workshop differs from WBI’s other programs that emphasize education alone. The Retreat is designed to create a validating, encouraging, emotionally positive, healing, and supportive, safe harbor for attendees who have endured emotional abuse.
“No one else has talked with over 10,000 bullied targets like we have,” remarked Dr. Ruth Namie. “We’re proud to create this first-ever, in-person experience just for targets after 17 years of advocacy on behalf of targets.”
Family members are also encouraged to attend in order to learn how to best help their loved one move on toward an abuse-free working life.
The first three scheduled days in 2014 are May 31, June 28, July 19
Discounts are available for the first 10 registrants.
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
The Massachusetts anti-bullying legislation, the Healthy Workplace Bill — HB 1766, passed the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. As of April 7, it is slated for a vote by all members of the House of Representatives. We all stand with the advocates on the ground there — the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates — wish them success. You can track progress on the bill at the MA State Page of the HWB website.
Tags: bullying legislation, HB 1766, Healthy Workplace Bill, law, MA, Massachusetts, Massachusetts healthy workplace advocates, workplace bullying
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
The Workplace Bullying Institute and the New Workplace Institute are happy to announce the launch of a joint initiative, the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse, which will support and promote the multi-disciplinary work of leading and emerging educators, researchers, practitioners, writers, and advocates who are dedicated to understanding, preventing, stopping, and responding to workplace bullying and related forms of interpersonal mistreatment.
“For over a year, we’ve been contemplating how to bring together an American network of leading and emerging experts on workplace bullying and related topics. The Academy is our conduit for doing so. We look forward to highlighting the good works of these incredible people,” says David Yamada, Suffolk University law professor and New Workplace Institute director.
The Academy has over 50 Fellows including leading psychological researchers, physicians, attorneys, occupational health experts, professors of management, nursing, and communications, counselors, union trainers, military leaders, advocates, and consultants. The complete list of Fellows can be seen at workplacebullyingacademy.com.
“When we started WBI there was one trade unionist and a couple of academic researchers with the courage to focus on workplace bullying. Since then the field exploded exponentially,” says Gary Namie, PhD, Co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute, established in 1997. “We recognize the universality of these destructive behaviors, and this network focuses on the unique challenges posed by American employee relations, mental health, and legal systems.”
Tags: abuse, bullying research, David Yamada, Gary Namie, Mobbing, new workplace institute, U.S. academy, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Monday, March 17th, 2014
This week in anti-bullying legislative news:
Albany, New York
Tuesday March 18 at 1 pm
LCA Room, Legislative Office Building
Advocates for New York bills: A4965 & S3863
- Assemblyman Steve Englebright & Senator Diane Savino, bill sponsors
- Mike Schlicht & Tom Witt, NY Healthy Workplace Advocates
- Randy Goldberg, President CSEA Local 658, Albany
- John Richter, Mental Health Assoc in NY State (MHANYS)
- Citizen advocates
Press contact: Elizabeth Nostrand for ASM Englebright – 518-455-4804
Tuesday March 18 at 1:30 pm
Legislative Plaza Room 12
State Capitol complex
Public hearing for SB 2226
Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
Chair Sen. Jack Johnson, Vice-Chair Sen. Mark Green, and Vice-Chair Charlotte Burks
Contact these Committee members using our E-Z Letter e-mailing tool on the TN State Page of the national Healthy Workplace Campaign website.
Wednesday March 19 at Noon
Room HHR 30, State Capitol
Public hearing for HB 1981
House Local Government Subcommittee.
Chair, Rep. Joe Carr
Contact Rep. Carr and HB 1981 Rep. Parkinson using our E-Z Letter e-mailing tool on the TN State Page of the national Healthy Workplace Campaign website.
Tags: a 4965, anti-bullying legislation, Antonio Parkinson, Diane Savino, HB 1981, Healthy Workplace Bill, Joe Carr, New York, New York Assembly, s 3863, SB 2226, Steve Englebright, Tennessee, workplace bullying
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
The ad speaks for itself.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
The American Psychological Association (APA), sponsor of the annual competition for the Psychologically Healthy workplace, has posted an informational resource page on Workplace Bullying for employers.
They also produced a cartoon which is factually correct. Thank you, APA.
Tags: American Psychological Association, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines bullying as:
• any unwanted aggressive behavior(s)
• by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners
• that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and
• is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated.
Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm. A young person can be a perpetrator, a victim, or both (also known as “bully/victim”).
Bullying can occur in-person and through technology. Electronic aggression or cyber-bullying is bullying that happens through email, chat rooms, instant message, a website, text message, or social media.
In addition, the CDC remarked
School-based bullying prevention programs are widely implemented but not always evaluated. However, research suggests promising program elements include:
• Improving supervision of students
• Using school rules and behavior management techniques in the classroom and throughout the school to detect and address bullying by providing consequences for bullying
• Having a whole school anti-bullying policy, and enforcing that policy consistently
• Promoting cooperation among different professionals and between school staff and parents
WBI offers “whole school solutions” that address both youth and adult (workplace) bullying in schools.
Consultants: Dr. Gary Namie & Dr. Matt Spencer
Speaker & WBI Business Development Director: Frank Mulcahy, 713-545-2222
Monday, January 13th, 2014
This ensures that the 2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey will happen!!
with Major Funding from An Anonymous Donor and
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Since 2008, WBI has offered the only comprehensive training for professionals in North America in the every aspect of the phenomenon — Workplace Bullying University® — created and taught by Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie.
The next sessions open to the public are:
January 17-19 in Houston, Texas
February 7-9 in Bellingham, Washington
Enroll by Jan. 10 to claim your $300 tuition discount for the Feb. session.
Tags: Gary Namie, Ruth Namie, training for professionals, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying University
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Please contribute to the WBI Indiegogo campaign to fund our national 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey.
Give a voice to the millions of bullied targets and invigorate the campaign to end workplace bullying with your gift.
On Jan. 6, we hit 140% of our goal!!!!
Campaign ends on Jan. 12.
Can you help with a donation as low as $5 to make a difference? Perks available for donations of at least $50.