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Control Freaks, Queen Bees and Workplace Saboteurs: Preventing, Managing and Eliminating your Project Nightmare
March 24, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Venue Address: 
Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave South
Bloomington , MN 55431
Program Description: 

Disrespect happens. No matter how we reinforce expectations for workplace respect, every workplace encounters those who become workplace nightmares. If ignored or handled badly, bad behavior can devastate a project, team or organization like a wildfire. If handled early and effectively, relationships and workplace culture will be enriched. This makes disrespect management critical – it takes skill to effectively avoid arguments, clarify misunderstandings, deal with disputes, and repair relationships. Simply put - disrespect requires intervention and direct conversations.

Disrespect can be effectively managed and even avoided if steps are taken early to reinforce behavioral expectations and devise an action plan for going forward.  Furthermore, by applying a series of thoughtful steps and tools, most be behavior can be resolved effectively.  Critical to success is learning how to engage early, using skills to identify and confront the disrespect and avoid escalation.

The focus of this presentation is on providing leaders with tools for approaching and resolving disrespect issues, before they become full-blown conflicts. Participants will learn how to assess the situation early, maturely and how to change the context of the conversation.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Paul is a corporate lawyer, project manager, international public speaker, and business executive with over 25 years experience in senior roles in government and industry. A pioneer in the legal profession, Paul fused his law career with project management and has over 15 years in senior management, leading transformational projects and teams.  A recognized leader in the project management profession, Paul also serves on the Project Management Institute’s Ethics Member Advisory Group.
During his career, on more than one occasion, Paul realized he was the target of disrespectful workplace behaviour and workplace bullying. Workplace bullying can be as harmful at work as it is in schools. Paul knows this from personal experience. He will share his story and how it led to the work he does today. 
Leveraging his experiences, Paul established his consulting business with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring change. He is now an advocate, consultant and expert in strategic workplace bullying management, workplace respect and training. Helping organizations establish strategic policies, programs, and processes for openly, fairly, and effectively addressing workplace bullying is his focus. He is a regular presenter at global conferences and other events. 
Paul is a published author in the field of workplace bullying. Paul’s 2016 book “Workplace Bullying – It’s Just Bad for Business” is an inspirational call to action for business leaders to eliminate bullying.


Special Instructions: 

Directions to Normandale Community College 

Normandale is located at the intersection of 98th Street and France Ave S in Bloomington. From that intersection…

1.       Go west on 98th Street PAST the main entrance to campus.

2.       Turn right at the first stoplight, which is Collegeview Road.

3.       Go past the parking ramp and take the next right into Parking Lots 3 & 4. The Partnership Center is the dark brick building on the left.

4.       Once inside the Partnership Center, follow the signs to P0806, which is on the ground floor.