Bullying in the Workplace (½ day)

Bullying at work creates a crisis not only for individuals who are targeted, but also for the greater organization. Effective responses to bullying need to address both its impacts and causes, while holding perpetrators of bullying meaningfully accountable for their actions. This workshop will give participants strategies for responding to workplace bullying from the perspective of the target, the witness, and those with authority. This workshop pushes beyond attitudes and responses that rely solely on isolation and punishment and move towards more appropriate and preventative approaches. Participants will develop skills to put a stop to bullying behaviour, to keep themselves and others safe, while strengthening individuals and groups to prevent future harm.

Workshop Outline

  • What bullying is and is not
  • Distinguishing between types of bullying
  • Changing Behaviour
  • Principles for Responding to Bullying
  • The Target’s Response
  • The Witness’ Response
  • The Organization’s Response
  • Developing a Plan
  • Case Studies

Method of Delivery

Presentation, case studies, video, PowerPoint, small and large group discussions