The Expert Peers Team
Assuring continuity of the commitment through
leadership changes and budgetary fluctuations.
Our Signature Component of The Work Doctor® Blueprint system
The Expert Peers Team (EPT) is comprised of individuals widely recognized as empathic, good listeners, and with a reputation of standing up to abusive others. The EPT should be large enough to be representative of most levels of the organization and to cut across disciplines.
The primary task for the EPT is to develop an expertise in Workplace Bullying to serve the organization. The EPT is able to:
accomplish the Train-the-Trainer function
serve as the primary information resource about bullying in the organization
clarify misunderstandings and ambiguous events for individuals
validate affected employees
defuse emotions in bullying situations and intervene in appropriate ways
provide informal solutions as an alternative to (or precursor of) solutions that follow formal policy violation complaints
Policies are imperative to show that the organization deems injurious abusive conduct unacceptable. But policies do not convert the workplace culture. Expert Teams complement policies. Expert Teams, over time, transform cultures. Expert Teams sustain anti-bullying initiatives across changes in administrators and executive teams. Expert Teams are trusted by employees.
Training the Expert Peer Team -- Workplace Bullying University®
University is a 3-day, graduate-level, small group training which relies heavily on research. The training includes state-of-the-art empirical findings. Discussions focus on contributions from the fields of occupational health, epidemiology, social and management sciences. Groups typically include professionals from HR, corporate training, the law, nursing, counseling and psychology.
University includes extensive take-home materials. The tuition licenses the use of our materials within the organization.
New for 2013 are two Expert Peer Team training options: (1) organizations can send one or more qualified representatives from the Team to Workplace Bullying University® sessions offered quarterly in Bellingham, Washington (discounts for groups of 3 or more), or (2) designate at least 5 Team members to receive University training onsite.
Consult the Workplace Bullying University® website for session dates, program details, testimonials and current costs.
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