Bullying is called the silent epidemic. Although half of workers have experienced or witnessed bullying, policies and laws dealing with it are far less prevalent. This is, in part, because bullying can be hard to identify and address. People wonder, what does bullying look like? How can we discourage it in our workplace? What can I do to protect my staff and co-workers?
All of these questions (and more!) will be answered in this one-day workshop.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To start, you will make sure that participants are all on the same page when it comes to talking about bullying. We will also provide some statistics from the Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2010 survey.
This session will explore the origins of bullying behavior and explore what it can look like. Various types of bullying will also be defined.
This session will give participants four tools to protect themselves against bullying. Participants will also learn about distorted thinking.
Next, participants will learn short-term and long-term strategies for coping with and addressing bullying.
Sadly, many people who witness bullying don’t do anything. This session will explore why and give participants some things to do if they witness bullying.
In this session, participants will learn about the key parts to an anti-bullying policy, as well as how to enforce and monitor it. Participants will also work on an action plan for their workplace.
To conclude the course, participants will look at anti-bullying laws around the world.
At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.