Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Bullying in the Workplace: Strategies for Managing Conflict (Corporate Workshop)

Professional development workshop specifically designed for the business sector


Creating a positive, respectful workplace culture is fundamental for employers who are responsible for the health and safety of their staff. Workplace bullying can affect staff morale, lead to stress and health issues, increase staff turnover, and impact productivity and profit. This workshop will help participants understand why bullying behaviour may occur, how to respond, and develop strategies to prevent bullying from escalating and to enhance relationships.

Note: Participants will need to identify a workplace (or other relevant) situation they (or others) are experiencing that may indicate bullying is occurring that they want to improve and develop a strategy to manage.

• Difficult behaviours and bullying – the psychology behind the behaviours
• Personal conflict management type
• Reframing difficult situations and developing strategies to enhance relationships and prevent bullying from escalating

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Explore the notion of bullying from a personal and wider lens
• Understand one's own conflict management style
• Develop a strategy to manage a difficult situation

Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua PhD, RN, BN, MN(Dist), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN
Dr Chris Taua has over 25 years’ experience in health/disability sectors. A published author, she holds a senior lecturer role with The University of Queensland and has been delivering professional development in workplaces through her consultancy work, offering extensive knowledge relevant to modern workforce management.

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