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On April 28, the New York State Psychological Association’s Organizational, Consulting, and Work Psychology Division is hosting a conference on workplace bullying at John Jay College of the City University of New York in Manhattan. Gary Namie and I are the keynote speakers, joined by an impressive cadre of presenters and moderators.
I’ve pasted in the agenda, speakers, and registration info below. Although I imagine that most of the attendees will be organizational psychologists and consultants, the conference is open to the public, with sliding fees based on affiliations, student status, etc. The registration link is here.
I sometimes field variations of this question concerning workplace bullying: Aren’t we talking about people who can’t deal with a tough boss?
My typical response is that there’s a big difference between a tough boss and an abusive one.
Case study: Christine Quinn
I’ve read and heard opposition to the adoption of laws that address bullying in work or school settings on the ground that such measures ”demonize” those accused of engaging in bullying behaviors.
I can’t speak for all current and proposed anti-bullying laws. However, as the author of the Healthy Workplace Bill, which serves as the primary template for workplace anti-bullying legislation across the country, I certainly can address whether that criticism fairly applies to this particular proposal.
I’ve spent most of my career associated with various non-profit organizations, and those experiences have taught me a lot about work life in this sector. Here’s a collection of posts especially relevant to working for non-profits:
1. Non-profits: If you need a committee to obsess over your mission statement, you may not have a real mission (July 2012) — Any decent non-profit organization should know its mission without convening a committee to define it!