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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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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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Workplace Bullying University® dates & discounts for 2014

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Since 2008, 120 professionals have graduated from the 3-day Workplace Bullying University®, the only comprehensive training for professionals in North America, created and delivered by the founders of the U.S. movement — Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie. Small groups. Research-driven. Target-centric. Graduate-level seminar.

In early 2014, we are happy to provide a session in Texas. The dates and locations are:

January 17-18-19 in Houston, Texas
February 7-8-9 in Bellingham, Washington

Also, we offer significant tuition discounts for timely registrations.

$500 off for Jan. Houston University if deposit paid by Nov. 22
$500 off for Feb. Bellingham University if deposit paid by Dec. 13
$300 off for Jan. Houston University if deposit paid by Dec. 20
$300 off for Feb. Bellingham University if deposit paid by Jan. 10

Professionals who attend University:

• Nurses
• Counselors
• Teachers
• Professors
• Attorneys
• Trainers
• Consultants
• Union Representatives
• Psychotherapists
• HR Professionals
• Entrepreneurs launching new careers

Reviews …

“Definitely the most value-added program to organizational development I have attended in my 30-plus years in the business.”

“This is the best training I have attended in my 22 years of being a union advocate.”

“What a gift of the years of knowledge and experience you gave us and wrapped in a fun envelope that made it easy to understand.”

“I can’t say enough about the level of expertise that Gary and Ruth possess. They are on top of the latest legal, organizational, and psychological information.”

Join us. Visit the Workplace Bullying University website for details.

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The Courage to Face Workplace Bullying Demons

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Are bullies demons? Bully apologists abhor “demonizing” abusers in the workplace. What’s the alternative? Revere them. Thank them for showing us how loathsome and dark can be the human condition? Ignore their cruelty foisted on the best and brightest workers whose principal goal of every day is to be “left alone” to do their jobs? Of course, that’s exactly what bully apologists do. We think they stand on the wrong side of the moral fence.

We at WBI are target-centric. We’ve chosen the other side. We didn’t start the U.S. Workplace Bullying movement to treat it as an academic exercise in neutrality. Targets deserve and need support. Institutions do a fine job of defending perpetrators.

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The Free Lance-Star: They Stand Up to Workplace Bullies

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

By Cathy Jett, (Fredericksburg, VA) The Free Lance-Star, April 20, 2013

Dr. Ruth Namie thought she’d be helping families solve their problems when she began working in a private clinic in 1995.

Instead, the clinical psychiatrist ran into one of her own. Her name was Sheila, and she proved to be the proverbial “boss from hell.”

Sheila was nice for the first three weeks, then began complaining that Namie was “worthless,” said Namie’s husband, social psychologist Gary Namie.

The bullying ratcheted up when Sheila overheard clients say that they drove an hour just to see Namie, and were urging others to go to her instead of Sheila. Sheila stripped Namie of her clinical work and gave her clerical work instead.

The Namies hired a lawyer, but discovered to their dismay that there was nothing illegal about one woman bullying another. They figured there must be some organization that could help, but there wasn’t one. So the couple started the Campaign Against Workplace Bullying.

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Workplace Bullying University training in May

Monday, April 1st, 2013

It’s time for the next quarterly training for professionals, the unique Workplace Bullying University® created and delivered by the Drs. Namie, WBI founders. Small group 3-day immersion in the research and all aspects of the phenomenon. Join us!

May 10-12 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition fee discounts available, enroll by April 10 to guarantee your seat

Participants come from a variety of disciplines
• Healthcare – physicians, nurse leaders, counselors, psychologists
• Legal
• Management & HR
• Consultants & Trainers

Program details at the University website.

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2013 dates set for Workplace Bullying University training for professionals

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Workplace Bullying University®, begun in 2008, is WBI’s unique, intensive 3-day experience that prepares professionals in mental health, law, management, human resources, life & executive coaching, unions, speaking & training with graduate-level instruction and materials to gain incomparable knowledge in Workplace Bullying to use in their practices, businesses or jobs. Facilitators are Dr. Gary Namie & Dr. Ruth Namie.

The 2013 Bellingham, Washington sessions will be held:
February 22-24 and May 10-12 and August 16-18 and November 15-17.

Visit the WB University website for details.

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Types of Bullies from The Bully At Work by the Drs. Namie

Friday, September 21st, 2012

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Workplace Bullying Institute principals discuss the phenomenon

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Linda Thomas, co-host

of the morning news show on KIRO-FM, Seattle,

interviewed Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie and received

tips from WBI Coach, Jessi Eden Brown.

Listen to the the April 26 broadcast.

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If you’re a target of workplace bullying, you can get personalized support from our coach, Jessi Eden Brown.

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The Namies discuss workplace bullying on Seattle TV

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

New Day Northwest show host Margaret Larson discusses workplace bullying on KING-TV, Seattle on March 22, 2012 with Dr. Ruth Namie and Dr. Gary Namie, founders of the Bellingham, WA-based Workplace Bullying Institute.

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