Workshop to Focus on Bullying in the Workplace

March 31, 2009 — At least one out of six people has reported being bullied — not on the playground, but at work.

To give employees and managers more information about workplace bullying and how to stop it, the University of Virginia's Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is sponsoring a workshop, "Bully-Free At Work," to be held April 8 in the Harrison-Small Library Auditorium.

Business consultant Valerie Cade will lead two sessions, one from 10 a.m. to noon focusing on information and awareness and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. on strategic and technical aspects of dealing with bullying. People may attend one or both sessions. Registration is free, but space is limited.

Some of the topics to be covered include: an explanation of workplace bullying, types and tactics of workplace bullies and what motivates them, what to do if you are a target or have a difficult bullying situation in your office and how to create a "bully-free at work" policy.

To RSVP, contact Erika Craig at efc3n@virginia.edu or call 924-3200.