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Social workers against workplace bullying

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Conference was treated to a presentation on workplace bullying by WBI Affiliates Linda R. Crockett and Sherri Tanchack. Both are Canadian pioneers leading the group — Social Workers Against Bullying.

Linda and Sherri recognize both the importance of clinicians treating bullied patients to (1) understand the work environment as causing the harm from workplace bullying and (2) the necessity of therapists hurt by bullying to heal so as to help others. If you are a social worker in Canada or the U.S., contact them. We met Linda and Sherri at Workplace Bullying University.

Here are the two along with their co-presenter at NASW, Dr. Tracy Whitaker, and the new NASW president, Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler.

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Help fund a good documentary

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

We help documentary film makers by participating in their films. One successful documentary was Murder By Proxy.

Filmmakers Sheila Dvorak and Jay Galione, produced Gone Postal: The Documentary. Jay’s father’s experience as a proud postal worker watching the destruction by politicians of the USPS inspired the film. We met Jay and Sheila when they filmed our reaction to the manufactured crises in the Postal Service.

Let’s all help fund completion of this worthy project on Indiegogo. (WBI supporters generously funded the 2014 US Workplace Bullying Survey on Indiegogo.) Please help these filmmakers.

Visit the Gone Postal website | Visit the Indiegogo fund raising page

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South Florida Workplace Bullying event July 24

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

If you are anywhere near Deerfield Beach, FL, you owe it to yourself to attend the Broward Crime Commission Workplace Bullying event. Come meet Dr. Gary Namie (WBI Director, co-author, The Bully At Work), Dr. Maureen Duffy (co-author, Overcoming Mobbing), law professor Kerri Stone, and Jonathan Martin attorney David Cornwell.

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A dedicated educator passes — Vernetta Rosemary Northcutt

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Vernetta Rosemary Northcutt (1945 – 2014)

At South Sacramento Hospital beloved mother and educator Vernetta Rosemary Northcutt passed early evening on June 3, after a valiant two plus year battle against pancreatic cancer. Her son Will and oldest nephew Robert whom loved her dearly, were with her throughout her final hours.

She moved to Elk Grove eight years ago after living in Vallejo, where she was known and respected for over 20 years as a teacher in the VUSD, spending the vast majority of her 25 plus year educational career with the VUSD as a Vallejo High School teacher. Loved and appreciated by a great number of her students, Ms. Northcutt was well known for her devotion to teaching students to reach beyond their potential and be all that they could be using well developed educational tools and creative methods.

She also fought to reclaim the dignity denied her by that same school district. Read the story of her travails here.

A memorial for her past students and close friends will be held on July 27 at the Vallejo (CA) Community Center on 225 Amador St. between the hours of 3 and 8 p.m.

If you are interested in assisting with the memorial in any way please contact her son Will Flynn at AnubanUT2@gmail.com or any member of the Ruth Love family.

Thanks to all that truly cared about her and treated her with the respect she deserved. Let us rejoice, for she is truly at peace in the company of the Lord.

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WBI Workplace Bullying education events in August

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Workplace Bullying University® For professionals — healthcare, HR, unions, legal, mental health, trainers & consultants, individuals making a career transition — the only comprehensive preparation in the nuanced workplace bullying phenomenon. Includes all education materials needed to launch an organization’s anti-bullying initiative, an extensive Research Library, and hours of supplementary resources. Faculty: Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie.

3 days: August 15-17 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition is $3,100
Special: mention “BLOG” for a $500 discount on/before July 25.
Call 360-656-6630

Said a veteran HR director, “Definitely the most value-added program to organizational development I have attended in my 30-plus years in the business.”


Workplace Bullying Retreat For bullied individuals and those who support them. A day of validation, learning and restoration. Bring along a loved one or coworker. Includes a copy of The Bully At Work. Facilitated by Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie.

1 day: Sat. August 23 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition: $250, $100 for second person.
Special: mention “BLOG” for $50 discount on/before Aug. 1
Call 360-656-6630

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Adult & Workplace Bullying conference: Broward Crime Commission, July 24

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Register Here (Program appears here for review)

Host organization: Broward Crime Commission, James DePelisi, President

The Workplace Bullying Institute is a proud participant

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Next Workplace Bullying University is June 20-22

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The only comprehensive, research-based training for professionals in the phenomenon of workplace bullying, WBI’s University® is next offered June 20-22 in Bellingham, WA.

The program, launched in 2008 by Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie, covers all aspects of adult bullying in the workplace while engaging participants in lively interaction and debates. This is a unique program that prepares professionals to specialize in bullying, to add that specialization to their existing repertoire of services.

Companies and unions can send representatives who then take back all the materials and resources necessary to start an internal anti-bullying initiative. Attendees become the trainers of others back home.

Tuition has been reduced and there are deeper discounts for organizations that send a second person.

Visit the Workplace Bullying University website for details, testimonials, location and pricing. Join us in June. Seats are limited for this small-group session.

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For employers who have purged destructive workplace bullies

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

It is a rare occurrence that bullies are the ones punished with negative consequences for their actions (targets report 2 to 11% rate, according to different WBI studies). Much more likely, bullied targets are punished with job loss (78% as reported by targets, 61% as the public believes) and transfers.

However, thanks to rising public awareness of workplace bullying, more bullies are being banished from sites where they caused incredible harm.

To those employers: Congratulations.

Just because the major stressor is gone does not mean the emotional distress will clear itself automatically with the passage of time. Recognize that both bullied targets, the direct recipients of the abuse, as well as witnessing coworkers were affected.

Remarkably, some managers now show concern for those still hurting (anxiety, depression, PTSD) after the bully is no longer around. The calls to us compelled us to create a service called — Workplace Bullying Recovery Day. Its goal is to validate affected work team members whose shared experience was painful, whether contact with the source of distress was direct or vicarious. Trust in a safe, secure workplace and loyalty to the employer were shattered. Recovery Day can help restore the sense of safety and trust in the employer.

The incredibly fee for the service is our way of thanking good employers for doing the right thing for workers who survived the bullying experience.

Read the details about the Workplace Bullying Recovery Day.

Workplace Bullying Recovery Day: For Validation and Restoral of Trust

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Sports Lawyers to learn about workplace bullying

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Sports Lawyers Association 40th Conference 2014 ChicagoThis 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.

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Follow the full NFL story from the start in the Category list in the sidebar: NFL: Jonathan Martin Read the NFL investigation report.

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New solution for Employers to address workplace bullying

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

According to the WBI 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey 72% of employers do nothing to mitigate workplace bullying. Most employers deny and discount that repeated abusive conduct occurs within their ranks. Bullying goes unrecognized and therefore unaddressed.

Work Doctor® consulting created the Toolkit Seminar to raise employee awareness of workplace bullying to reverse this trend.

The one day Seminar covers the phenomenon in depth and includes materials to allow employers to train staff. Companies may send participants to Bellingham, WA Seminars for $1,500 per person. This one day train-the-trainer Seminar is also deliverable on site for groups of any size. Fees are $5,000 for corporations, $4,000 for non-profit organizations, and $3,500 for unions.

“Employers do not know how to respond well to bullying and they are reluctant to spend money on a solution when bullying is still legal in the U.S.,” said Dr. Gary Namie, senior consultant for Work Doctor. “The new program is so inexpensive that no employer can again use cost as an excuse to do nothing.”

The new Toolkit Seminar complements the three-day Workplace Bullying University®, offered since 2008.

The Drs. Namie established the Work Doctor® consulting firm in 1985 and the Workplace Bullying Institute in 1997. Since then, the firm has worked only on employer solutions to correct and prevent Workplace Bullying. The Namies’ professional background, consulting experience and unwavering focus on Workplace Bullying give them an unrivaled, comprehensive perspective of the phenomenon which they introduced to the U.S.

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