Freedom Week: What WBI Is Doing in October

Workplace Bullying education — of bullied targets and several other constituent groups — is the main purpose of the Workplace Bullying Institute.

Our October events.

Wednesday-Thursday Oct. 3 -4 – USMA

Dr. Gary Namie discussed best practices for workplace bullying at the United States Military Academy, West Point, 2012 Diversity Leadership Conference

Sunday Oct. 14 – WBI Webinar

Preparing for Your 1:1 Ambush Meeting. Bullies, when they are managers, love to cheat. They hurriedly call a meeting and mandate that the their bullied target attend. No agenda. No stated purpose. Then, Wham! You’re fired! This is the Ambush Meeting, something you should expect and can prepare for. Listen to, and watch, Webinar #4.

Monday Oct. 15 – National Press Club, 10 -11 am EST

Dr. Gary Namie hosts a WBI press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event commemorates Freedom Week. Presidents of the unions SEIU and NAGE and an AFGE representative will present. The WBI-affiliate Healthy Workplace Advocates from Massachusetts, Virginia and West Virginia who lobby for enactment of our anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill will report on 2012 and 2013 activity. In addition, Neal Dias (Verizon), Susan Rae Baker (private sector) will tell their personal bullying stories. The media and public are invited to the free event. The conference runs from 10 to 11 am in the Zenger Room, 14th floor of the National Press Club building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

The press conference will be filmed. The video will be posted at the WBI site before the end of Freedom Week.

Click on the banner below to see the all-star lineup for the event.


Monday Oct. 15 – MLK Public Library, Washington, D.C., 1 – 2:30 pm EST

Free public networking meeting with participants from the press conference.
Where: Room A-10 at the Martin Luther King Library, D.C., 901 G St. NW, Google Map, accessible by two Metro stations — Metro Center and Gallery Place.
When: 1 to 2:30 pm, after the NPC press conference (to which the public is also invited)

Thursday Oct. 18 – Seattle, Washington – Education & Support Event

A free public event will be held from 7 to 9 pm at the University Heights Center, 5031 University Way, Northeast Seattle, WA 98105

Dr. Gary Namie will brief the audience on what’s new in workplace bullying research, employer engagement and the record of Washington State legislation over the years. New state Coordinators will introduce themselves and describe grassroots plans for the 2013-14 campaign. Individuals with current lawsuits or Freedom Week stories to tell may share their experiences, if succinct. Time will be reserved for support and networking.

For directions and parking instructions

Thursday Oct. 25 – Portland, OR – Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing

Free community presentation, 7:30 pm PST by Dr. Gary Namie
First Floor Auditorium
3455 S.W. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR
Free parking
Campus Map (School of Nursing is Bldg. 30)

Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week sponsored by the Workplace Bullying Institute, is a chance to break through the shame & silence surrounding bullying. It is a week to be daring & bold. Here are different ways to celebrate Freedom Week:

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