Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Namie’
Monday, March 9th, 2015
What To Do About Your Jerk of a Boss Before You Get PTSD
Millions of workers are suffering from anxiety, depression and even PTSD because of bully bosses.
By Alyssa Figueroa, AlterNet, March 5, 2015
There’s something dangerous happening to millions of Americans nationwide. It is happening in places where many people spend at least 40 hours a week. It is causing severe physical and mental illness. It runs off fear and manipulation. But its victims are not talking it about.
So what is it?
Look around the average American workplace and it’s not too hard to find. Twenty-seven percent of all adult Americans report experiencing work abuse and an additional 21 percent of Americans report witnessing it, meaning some 65 million Americans have been affected.
“Anything that affects 65 million Americans is an epidemic,” said Gary Namie, co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute. “But it’s an un-discussable epidemic because employers don’t want this discussed.”
Not talking about work abuse has, in turn, normalized the violence, fear and power structure inherent to the phenomenon.
As Namie said, “Work abuse doesn’t shock Americans anymore.”
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Monday, March 9th, 2015
The final Bellingham 3-day Workplace Bullying University is held March 20-22. Regular tuition is $3,100 per person.
Pay only $2,100 if prepaid by Friday the 13th of March, 3 pm PST.
We’ve never lowered the tuition so much, but we want to end our tradition of University in Bellingham with a bang! We started in 2008.
University is training for professionals. Read all the details for this comprehensive, intensive research-based education program. The only one of its kind in North America.
Great for professionals: counselors, executive coaches, union officials, nurses, healthcare administrators, HR, higher education, teachers, managers, attorneys, consultants, and trainers.
California trainers and managers who attend will take back all necessary materials to comply with the new biannual training requirement for supervisors, California Code 12950.1 (AB 2053).
Monday, October 27th, 2014
Kind words of recognition for me and Dr. Ruth from my undergraduate alma mater, Washington & Jefferson College, published in Change Agents The remarkable ways alumni are making the world a better place, Fall 2014.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Nevada State Coordinator Kassina McClary leads a rally
in front of Las Vegas City Hall
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas
Join us for this local celebration of Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week.
The event will include testimony by bullied individuals and education about the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill to be introduced in 2015 in the Nevada State Legislature.
Also attending and speaking will be Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie, founders of the Workplace Bullying Institute and leaders of the U.S. Workplace Bullying movement and campaign to enact state laws in the U.S. Come meet them in person. They are scheduled for 1:30 pm.
The Namies are authors of The Bully At Work (the book for bullied individuals) and The Bully-Free Workplace (the book for employers). Visit the extensive WBI YouTube channel for hundreds of bullying-related videos.
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Since 2008, Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie have been training professionals in all aspects of the phenomenon of workplace bullying. Their 3-day, intensive and immersive program is called Workplace Bullying University®. It was the first, and remains the only, program of its kind in North America.
The final 2014 session is held in Bellingham, Washington on November 7-8-9
Their research-driven/evidence-based approach covers:
– prevalence in society and among industries
– profiles of targeted individuals and perpetrators
– the range of tactics employed
– understanding coworkers
– origins of bullying — personalities, work environment, societal
– the science and impact of health harm — physical and psychological
– costs borne by employers
– individual solutions and shortcomings
– potential group solutions
– new roles and responsibilities for managers
– employer solutions — band aid to comprehensive approaches
– public policy change in the context of international laws
Participants receive a treasure trove of materials and resources to position themselves as experts in workplace bullying either for private use or to launch a successful organizational anti-bullying initiative for their employer or union.
See the Workplace Bullying University website for details, testimonials and discounted tuition.
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
I began a job a few months ago as a bookkeeper for a medium size company. There are 8 bookkeepers in the company. There is one bookkeeper that is terrorizing everyone and the owner of the company is doing nothing about it. She screams, swears, throws things and decides what part of her job she is going to do. The best I can figure is the owner is afraid of her because he hasn’t fired her. Instead he takes her work and makes other people do it. If you approach her on a bad day to give her work that belongs to her, she will throw it at you and tell you she isn’t doing it. Then she will sit there sing real loud or start laughing like something you would see in a horror film. She is doing it on purpose. She has told me the owner isn’t going to fire her so she will do whatever she wants. I have seen her make another employee cry and I know people have quit because they can’t deal with her.
My concern is a safety issue, what if one day she really does flip out? what if someone gets serious hurt. Who is going to be held responsible? I don’t have patience for bullies and I can’t believe in the year 2014, we do not have laws to protect us from such treatment. I really hope pressure can be put on our elective officials to get things moving.
I really enjoy the work I do but I refuse to allow someone to treat me like garbage or throw things at me. Not sure what will happen when she thinks she can treat me like she does everyone else.
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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.
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
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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.
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, July 19, August 23
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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.
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