Workplace Bullying: Recognition and Response

Arthur W. Breese, MA, MS

February 7, 2012 (9-11am)

GEISINGER CCB LOWER LEVEL – Note change of location

Workplace bullying is an insidious aspect of contemporary work that undermines morale, productivity, and bottom-line results. Such bullying is ongoing aggressive communication, manipulation of work, and acts aimed at humiliating or degrading one or more individuals. Such actions create an unhealthy power imbalance between the bully and the target(s), resulting in psychological consequences for targets and co-workers. There is an enormous monetary cost for an organization where workplace bullying is unchecked.

This interactive workshop helps participants recognize workplace bullying and develop an effective systemic response that will enhance organizational morale and productivity.

Arthur W. Breese has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University, a Master of Arts Degree in Education, and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Misericordia University. He worked for more than 15 years as a family crisis counselor, before moving to academe in the position of Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium and Associate Director of the Diversity Institute at Misericordia University. Arthur has completed the Anti-Defamation League World of Difference Program, and presents locally, regionally, and nationally on diversity education and issues, including several presentations for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity.

Breese has been the Director of Diversity and Mediation at East Stroudsburg University, and currently serves as Director of Diversity for Geisinger Health Care Systems. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium, and currently works with Consult4Diversity, a firm providing assessment and training to colleges, universities, healthcare systems, and businesses.

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