A Campus Symposium Against Workplace Bullying

Event Details

December 13, 2013
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Auditorium

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Derek J. Doughty

The Committee on Workplace Climate and Bullying will sponsor a
half-day symposium on workplace bullying.  The symposium, which is the beginning of a comprehensive educational campaign aimed at increasing understanding of the problem of workplace bullying, minimizing its occurrence, and clarifying the responsibility of supervisors for ensuring a productive workplace in which all can contribute to their maximum potential, will feature national experts on the topic, as well as Representative Story, District Attorney Sullivan, and campus union leaders.

Committee on Workplace Climate and Bullying


Symposium on Workplace Bullying – December 13, 2013

Campus Center Auditorium


9:00 AM

Doors open

(Minuteman Continental Breakfast:  Freshly baked assortment of premium pastries, seasonal fresh fruit, assorted juices, a selection of cold cereals, Yogurts, granola, coffee and tea)

Kathy Rhines and Derek Doughty will MC event


David C. Yamada KEYNOTE


Representative Ellen Story


Chancellor Subbaswamy 

10:30 break



Workshop A 

 “We need your ideas as we move forward with our anti bullying campaign”

Panel members: David Yamada, Ellen Story, District Attorney David Sullivan, Randy Phillis (Faculty), Joe Connolly (AFSCME)


Workshop B

“A Sampler of Ideas on How to Immediately Address Bullying in your Workplace”

Facilitated by Fran Sepler

Resource Room

While the Workshops are occurring there will be another room which will be staffed by committee members, administrators (Ombuds) and mental health care professionals

In this room campus employees can pick up literature related to bullying (recognizing, reporting, responding), fill out surveys related to the symposium content, provide suggestions for the next phase of the campaign.


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