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A new two-session program for HR professionals who need a more strategic view of workplace culture and who need specific strategies for addressing well-entrenched negative employees is being offered this June as part of USM’s “Professional Development Series” in Human Resource Management.

The “Workplace Culture and Toxic Employees” program runs over two Fridays in June from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

  • Session One is on June 13. It includes a review of current workplace challenges to employee engagement, how workplace bullying develops, different types of difficult employees, how supervisors are neutralized, an analysis of manipulation tactics and where we often go wrong, as well as general overviews of bullying and the importance of developing positive workplaces.
  • Session Two is on June 20. This day includes a review of workshop sociology, strategic approaches to workplace conduct, crafting and using a code of conduct to shift culture, rules of thirds applied to HR implementation, performance counseling with bullies, and how best to stay personally grounded while controlling what you can and having an enriching non-work life.

The instructor is Suzanne Benoit, LCSW, SPHR. She is an author, speaker, and consultant. Her recently released book on Toxic Employees describes how negative dynamics develop and how they can be shifted toward the positive with a strategic approach. Suzanne is a human resource consultant working with companies and HR professionals to develop tools and solutions for a wide variety of employee relations problems, including strategic planning and workplace quality. www.benoitcentral.com.

For more information on the program, including fees, click here.