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Is There A Bully in Your Workplace? (Victoria)

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bill 14 means that BC employers can no longer afford to be ignorant about the dangers of disrespect. Workplace bullying negatively impacts workplace relationships, organizational culture and ultimately, productivity, profit and the bottom line.

This practical workshop will support you to recognize how workplace bullying presents when it is occurring in your work environment and how it is different from other power-based behaviours such as discriminatory harassment.

You will be introduced to tools to support you to address bullying situations that are occurring in your workplace, and provided with the information required to understand legal considerations under Bill 14. Further, you will be introduced to strategies to proactively set your organization up to create a respectful workplace culture.

You Will Learn:

- What workplace bullying is and how it can affect individuals within an organization.

- The distinction between workplace bullying and discriminatory harassment complaints.

- How power, fear and communication skills contribute to workplace bullying complaints.

- To design respectful, empowered complaint resolutin processes to deal with workplace bullying complaints.

- How workplace bullying fits in the current legislative framework in BC, Canada and legal considerations.

- Why proactive management of workplace bullying is critical to organizational growth and productivity.

Erica Pinsky, CHRP, B.A., MSc, is a respectful workplace solutions expert. As a speaker, trainer, author and consultant she provides a full range of customized services and solutions to eliminate discrimination, harassment, bullying and destructive conflict in the workplace. Creative, dynamic and results oriented, Erica shows people how to step into their power and speak up with respect, to resolve their issues and create healthy empowered relationships to build personal and organizational success.

Her highly acclaimed book, Road to Respect: Path to Profit is filled with engaging stories, powerful insights and concrete strategies on how to for achieving sustainable success in today's challenging and diverse business climate. Erica was a Top 10 finalist in North America's Next Greatest Speaker contest 2012.

A gifted and passionate presenter, possessing specific strengths in training, dispute resolution as well as diagnostic and analytic thinking, Erica has a solid track record of policy development, alignment of organizational practices and motivation of leaders and teams.

Prior to starting her consulting practice in 1998, Erica acted as the corporate harassment and conflict specialist at Canadian Airlines International. This experience, combined with her work as a Labour Relations practitioner, provides her with the expertise to successfully facilitate multi-party disputes, investigate and mediate complaints, and handle emotionally charged conflict situations.

Erica distributes a monthly client e-newsletter and podcast, posts weekly on her blog and is a regular contributor to the Respectful Workplace website. She has been featured on CBC, Fanny Kiefer and Urban Rush TV, in HRIQ, Business in Vancouver, BC Business Magazine, the Globe and Mail, The Economic Times of India, Right Course and Canadian Retailer.

Erica is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and has served on the board of her local chapter for several years. She received her Conflict Resolution Certificate from the Justice Institute of BC and is a member of the Canadian Conflict Resolution Network, SHRM, BCHRMA, and the BCODN. In 2010 she participated as a mentor for the Women in Leadership foundation mentorship program, and in 2012 participated as a community leader in the Minerva Learning to Lead Weekend.
Pre-registration required. Go to for more info and how to register.

Cost: Student: $245.00
Member: $285.00
General: $400.00
Category: Everything Else
Location: Global Knowledge
2nd floor - 838 Fort Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults
More Info: Carolyne Taylor
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