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WBI Workplace Bullying Retreat: A day for restoral, dignity & hope

Friday, April 18th, 2014

We announce the first-ever healing workshop for bullied targets and their loved ones.

WBI Workplace Bullying Retreat - A Day for Restoral, dignity and hope

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.

Visit the Retreat page for details.

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Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill moves to House vote

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.

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Announcing the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing and Abuse

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.”

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Flurry of Healthy Workplace Bill activity in NY & TN

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

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Nashville, Tenneessee
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.

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Nashville, Tenneessee
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.

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Mythopedia — facts to counter lies that have gone mainstream

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The ad speaks for itself.

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Follow this link after watching the video.

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APA on Workplace Bullying for employers

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.

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CDC: The uniform definition of youth bullying in schools

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

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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

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Fundraising successful! 2014 WBI U.S. survey coming

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The WBI Indiegogo crowd funding campaign raised $7,026 (goal was 6,000).
This ensures that the 2014 WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey will happen!!


Thanks to 94 Contributors at Indiegogo


with Major Funding from An Anonymous Donor and


On-Lock Digital Authentication

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Upcoming opportunities for unique training in workplace bullying for professionals

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.

See who attends and what is included.

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Last week to crowd-fund 2014 WBI U.S. Survey

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.

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