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CDF Webinar:  Seeking Civility? Eradicating Bullying at Work

In passing AB 2053, California is the third state in the U.S. to pass a law regarding workplace bullying (or what AB 2053 refers to as abusive conduct).

AB 2053 simply requires mandatory sexual harassment training to include a discussion of abusive conduct. Now that this phrase is floating around your workplace, how will you and managers discern between harassment and bullying? What happens if someone claims they are a target of abusive conduct? And did you know that because AB 2053 includes malice in its definition, that managers could be accused of abusive conduct when giving performance evaluations?

AB 2053 is not a moment too soon, because according to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 35% of the workforce encounters bullies at work. Workplace bullying is systematic psychological abuse that degrades and humiliates, and causes anxiety, depression, burnout, and lower levels of job satisfaction in targets and bystanders. Behaviors include frequent yelling, manipulation of work, nasty emails, social isolation, and a host of others. If allowed to flourish, it causes increased turnover, communication breakdown, reduced quality in work and poor customer service.

This one-hour webinar will take you through the process of developing effective strategies for dealing with workplace bullying and provide a step-by-step guide for building a healthy workplace where employees can thrive. At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the social system of bullying, how to define it, and bullying behaviors
  • Describe damage caused to targets, bystanders, and the organization in order to make a business case for ending it
  • Definitively describe the seven differences and similarities between harassment and bullying
  • Understand how AB 2053’s language requires more work from HR than a simple mention of abusive conduct in sexual harassment training
  • Develop action items to avoid potential liability surrounding AB 2053
  • Immediately implement simple action items that will begin the process of ending workplace bullying
  • Create an action plan to build a culture intolerant of abuse

Register today for this engaging webinar!


Event Details

May 17, 2016
10:00 AM PDT - 11:00 AM PDT
Registration is Complimentary

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