Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Namie’
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
What is the WBI Workplace Bullying University?
It is the only training in the world designed for professionals which delivers comprehensive, research-driven coverage of every aspect of the workplace bullying/abusive conduct phenomenon. It is a 3-day intensive, immersive, small group experience. The live interactions and discoveries alone among participants are worth the tuition price.
What do participants take home to their practices, organizations or unions?
(1) All the evidence-based materials required to educate/train all workers, including supervisors and managers.
(2) Strategies for a comprehensive employer solution complete with predictable barriers and obstacles to implementation.
(3) All the resources to launch a successful internal anti-bullying initiative in your organization or union.
Who typically attends?
Professionals from the fields of healthcare, mental health, legal, higher education, unions, consulting & training, HR, safety & health, school bullying and individuals charting new career paths.
Who is the instructor?
Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie launched the program in 2008. Gary now teaches the course. He brings 21 years experience in workplace bullying based on: advising bullied targets, coaching high-level perpetrators, conducting research, writing popular books on the topic, serving as expert witness in court cases, creating policies and enforcement procedures for employers, contributing to scientific journals and books, and training teams of experts for unions and employers. Gary’s professional speaking career is backed by his two decades of being an award-winning university professor of management and psychology, trained as a PhD social psychologist.
Does the training cover how to write policies/procedures and how to implement organization-wide campaigns against bullying?
When graduates leave, they will know what their organization needs to do to stop bullying. Policy/procedure guidelines are discussed. Details are available from WBI on a DVD at additional cost.
Do you teach the WBI method of consulting, specifically how to deal with bullies?
No. Our Respectful Conduct Clinic for offenders remains a proprietary process for WBI use with client organizations only.
How often is University offered?
At least four times a year. In 2018, the September session will be the last in the U.S. An October session will be held in New Zealand. January 2019 will start the next year. Dates not set.
What do graduates say about the University experience?
“Gary and Ruth Namie have compiled one of the most impressive educational seminars I have ever attended. Their research and presentation was superb.”
“The most informative, delightful training I have received in 40 years. Dr. Namie is knowledgeable and also cares deeply about employees who are bullied. His sense of humor kept it fun.”
“… the best training I have attended in my twenty-three years as a both a union attorney and union representative. While Dr. Namie’s knowledge of workplace bullying is encyclopedic, he is able to present this information with incredible clarity and passion.”
“This is the first time in my 17 years as a professional that I attended training and walked away with a turn-key program.”
“This is more than a course, a class, or a training. It is truly an experience. I have been in HR for 20 years and I can tell you that attending WBU was one of the most fulfilling and gratifying experiences of my life.”
“This was a unique and remarkable intellectual and personal experience … a jam-packed, soup-to-nuts curriculum … a very, very substantive program”
“I came away with an in-depth perspective that permeated my being”
“Gary is brilliant, charismatic and thoughtful. He keeps the group connected through his experiences and knowledge. I’ve received training on many workplace issues. Finally — now — I have the tools to address one of the most rampant and harmful workplace problems of all — bullying. I’m grateful to have the tools to achieve a psychologically healthy and safe workplace!”
Where are sessions held? Is there an online version?
We meet Friday to Sunday at the Bay Landing Hotel in Burlingame, California (adjacent to the San Francisco airport (SFO)). All travel and meal expenses are borne by participants or their sponsoring organizations.
Currently, there is no online version. When and if there is ever one, enrollees will miss the lively interaction with bright, motivated people who share the commitment to eradicate workplace abuse.
What is the cost?
Normal tuition is $2,500 per person. The time-sensitive discount is $2,000. Organizations can send 3 representatives for the cost of two. Union representatives’ tuition is $2,000.
How do I register?
(1) Visit the University website to learn more about the program or call 360-656-6630 with questions.
(2) Download the Registration Form, complete it and send a check for either a $500 deposit or $2,000 full tuition to be RECEIVED by us on/before Aug. 24.
(3) Complete the online Registration confirming that payment is on its way.
See you there!
Tags: abusive conduct, bullied targets, bullies, Gary Namie, perpetrators, Ruth Namie, Workplace Bullying Institute, workplace bullying training, workplace bullying uinversity
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Monday, January 15th, 2018
Many are hoping that 2017 represented a turning point in the fight against workplace harassment, as the #MeToo moment put a spotlight on sexual misconduct. Now some labor advocates are hoping that the momentum of #MeToo helps to fuel an additional campaign against a different and overlapping type of harassment: workplace bullying.
While there’s been increased attention paid to the bullying of children in recent years, there hasn’t been the same kind of focus on bullying among adults, but statistics indicate that it’s a major problem. According to one 2008 study, nearly 75 percent of participants have witnessed workplace bullying at their job and 47 percent have been bullied at some point in their career. Another 27 percent said they had been bullied within the last 12 months. In a 2014 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), 72 percent of the respondents said that their employer either condones or encourages the behavior.
There’s no universal definition of it, but the WBI defines it as repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is:
– Threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or
– Work interference — sabotage — which prevents work from getting done, or
– Verbal abuse.
WBI sprang from a campaign that was started by Ruth and Gary Namie, a husband-and-wife team of psychologists. In the late 1990s, Ruth worked in a psychiatric clinic and was bullied by her supervisor. To their surprise, the Namies discovered there was very little Ruth could do about the situation. Employment discrimination laws existed, but they didn’t cover things like your boss screaming at you daily or a co-worker trying to sabotage your imminent promotion. If you hadn’t been targeted for abuse because of your race, sex or national origin, or because you blew the whistle on something related to the company, there wasn’t a legal avenue for you to pursue.
The Namies also discovered that there were no organizations working on the issue in the United States, so they started the Work Doctor at the WBI website, where they wrote about the issue, drawing heavily on existing research from countries where it was taken seriously (such as Sweden, Belgium and France). They also created a toll-free hotline for workers to call, counseled thousands of people on the issue, and hosted the first US conference dedicated to the subject of workplace bullying.
At the end of 2001, the campaign moved from California to the state of Washington. At Western Washington University, Gary Namie taught the first US college course on workplace bullying, and the campaign evolved into WBI after a group of research students volunteered to do more survey research.
Tags: abusive conduct, David Yamada, Gary Namie, Gillian Mason, Healthy Workplace Bill, Jobs With Justice, Ruth Namie, Truthout, workplace bullying
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Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Tags: abusive conduct, Gary Namie, Ruth Namie, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
An incomparable amount of public attention has been fixed on sexual harassment in the latter half of 2017. It’s a tsunami, a virtual revolution.
We are finishing a short book, a primer, a white paper on lessons and opportunities for bullied targets to apply from the new movement and changing employer landscape.
The publication will be available for sale at a nominal price in early January 2018.
Check back to get your copy.
Tags: #MeToo, abusive conduct, advice for targets, bullied targets, Gary Namie, MeToo Revolution, Ruth Namie, sexul harassment, workplace bullying
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Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Spend three intensive, immersive days with the Drs. Namie in San Francisco.
April 21-23, 2017
Comprehensive curriculum, graduate-level seminar, evidence-based, derived from our experience as consultants to organizations and advisors to bullied targets.
Since 2008. Always new. Constantly updated.
Tuition discount ends March 31. Number of seats limited. Small group. Register with deposit.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
The cover story of Counseling Today magazine is about bullying. A significant portion of that article, written by Laurie Meyers, features an interview with WBI’s telephone coach for bullied targets, Jessi Eden Brown. Jessi maintains a private practice in Seattle in addition to continuing to provide coaching for targets who seek her advice after discovering her services posted at this WBI website.
Jessi is the most expert advisor to targeted individuals in the U.S. Her fees are inexpensive and worth every penny. Time precludes offering free advice, so please don’t insult her and ask. [Neither can WBI offer free advice by phone as it did for 18 years.] Here is Jessi’s information page.
An excerpt from
Fertile Grounds for Bullying
Counseling Today, April 21, 2016
By Laurie Meyers
Bullying isn’t confined to childhood or adolescence. Adults can experience bullying too, particularly in the workplace. Bullying in the workplace involves less obvious behavior than does school bullying and can be almost intangible, says Jessi Eden Brown, a licensed professional counselor and licensed mental health counselor with a private practice in Seattle.
“Bullying in the workplace is a form of psychological violence,” says Brown, who also coaches targets of workplace bullying through the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), an organization that studies and attempts to prevent abusive conduct at work. “Although popular media theatrically portray the workplace bully as a volatile, verbally abusive jerk, in actuality, the behaviors tend to be more subtle, insidious and persistent.”
Instead of shoving and name-calling, Brown says, workplace bullying includes behavior such as:
– Stealing credit for others’ work
– Assigning undue blame
– Using public and humiliating criticism
– Threatening job loss or punishment
– Denying access to critical resources
– Applying unrealistic workloads or deadlines
– Engaging in destructive rumors and gossip
– Endeavoring to turn others against a person
– Making deliberate attempts to sabotage someone’s work or professional reputation
“It’s the fact that these behaviors are repeated again and again that makes them so damaging for the target,” she explains. “The cumulative effects and prolonged exposure to stress exact a staggering toll on the overall health of the bullied individual.”
What’s more, those bullied in the workplace often stand alone, Brown notes. “While the motivating factors may be similar between workplace bullying and childhood bullying, the consequences for the bully and the target are unmistakably different,” she says. “In childhood bullying, the institution — the school — stands firmly and publicly against the abuse. Teachers, staff, students and administrators are thoroughly trained on how to recognize and address the behavior. Students are given safe avenues for reporting bullying. Identified bullies are confronted by figures of authority and influence — teachers, administrators, groups of peers, parents. When the system works as intended, there are consequences for the bully, as well as resources and support for the target.”
Tags: abusive conduct, counseling, Gary Namie, helping bullied targets, Jessi Eden Brown, psychotherapy, Ruth Namie, telephone coaching, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
The next 3-day public session in Boise, Idaho is May 20-21-22.
Visit the WBI Workplace Bullying University website for program details. Taught personally by Dr. Gary Namie & Dr. Ruth Namie.
Designed for professionals in Labor, Healthcare, Mental Health, Counseling, Management, Higher Education, HR, Training, Consulting, and those in life & career transition.
Tags: Gary Namie, healthcare bullying, Ruth Namie, training, Unions, Workplace Bullying Institute, Workplace Bullying University
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
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Friday, November 27th, 2015
The nation’s only comprehensive training in the phenomenon of workplace bullying designed for professionals — Workplace Bullying University®
An early registration discount is available until Friday Dec. 18 for the January 15-16-17 session in Boise, Idaho.
Call today to reserve your seat in the small group.
Visit the WBI Workplace Bullying University website for program details. Taught personally by Dr. Gary Namie & Dr. Ruth Namie.
Designed for professionals in Healthcare, Mental Health, Counseling, Management, Higher Education, HR, Training, Consulting, and those in life & career transition.
Past graduates have said …
“Like that infernal whack-a-mole game in carnivals, bullies keep popping up in our organizations. Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie have blown the cover of off this game to show us exactly how bullying works, its devastating effects on employees and the negative impact it has to the bottom line. The Workplace Bullying Institute University program has given me the tools to protect our employees from bullying and to permanently disconnect the bully’s power source. Definitely the most value-added program to organizational development I have attended in my 30-plus years in the business.”-Greg H.
“I acquired a treasure trove of historical and current data on the subject, and detailed explanation of every term and dataset along with a substantial amount of supporting material for use in future presentations of my own. This is the first time in my 17 years as a professional that I attended training and walked away with a turn-key program. I highly recommend this program to any professional who wants to be on the leading edge of preventing, training, and correcting one of the leading detractors to workplace health and productivity.”-D.I.G.
“I came away with an in-depth perspective that permeated my being. I received more information in 3 days than in the previous 2 years of research. Gary and Ruth Namie bring a perspective to organizational culture, leadership, and HR that can only be derived from personal experience coupled with scholarly research and study.”-Richard H.
“This is more than a course, a class, or a training. It is truly an experience. I have been in HR for 20 years and I can tell you that attending WBU was one of the most fulfilling and gratifying experiences of my life. It even motivated me to seek my PhD and to write my dissertation on workplace bullying.”-Nathalie D.
“This is the best training I have attended in my 22 years of being a union advocate.” -Judy C.