NLCU Summit Handouts for Workplace Bullying

by Oct 4, 2017

Thank you so much for your time on October 3, 2017, at the National League of Cities University Summit in San Diego.

Let’s go further into the important issue of workplace bullying using the NLCU Summit Handouts. With this valuable resource, you will gain insights and strategies for promoting a healthy workplace environment.

Here are the items I promised:

1. Cities who have passed a proclamation regarding Freedom

According to Workplace Bullies Week, click can be found here to see the cities who have passed proclamation regarding freedom, along with the language for the proclamation. This year, Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week is October 15-21.

(Note, this event is put on by the Workplace Bullying Institute, and they included language that commends them for their work at the end of the template.)

2. Respectful Workplace Policy

Here is the template for you to use internally which provides a set of guidelines and expectations for employees within an organization to ensure a work environment that is inclusive, supportive, and free from discrimination, harassment, and other inappropriate behaviors.

3. Examples of bullying behavior

These are a list of examples laid out in the three buckets I shared in the presentation. This list might help you to describe what workplace bullying is if you find you need to.

4. Bullying Infographic

You could use this bullying infographic to describe bullying its impact, and ways to prevent or address it.

5. Flowchart that shows the similarities and differences

This flowchart shows the similarities and differences between workplace bullying, harassment, violence, conflict, and more.

Beyond those resources, if you are interested in learning more about the training programs to offer to help cities and organizations build positive work environments, or the coaching programs I offer when coaching workplace bullies, I’ve provided those links.

I look forward to working with you in the future!

Do you know how much money chronically bad behavior costs your company? Spoiler alert – it’s a LOT higher than you want it to be. Download our data and worksheet to see how it’s costing your organization and what you can do to fix it.


About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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