This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically
Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held
on June 26-27, 2014.
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The challenges of the contemporary workplace are routinely expressed by
reference to complex, overlapping ideas: harassment, bullying, unfairness,
personality conflict, blame, and responsibility, to name but a few. This
confusing landscape of ideas can make difficult workplace situations even more
difficult to address, rather than easier.
This session introduces a clear, practical framework for engaging with others
about these ideas. Using this framework, organizations and individuals can
identify effective strategies to both deal with difficult situations, and
enhance psychological health in the workplace.
After completing this session, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the continuum of inter-related workplace behaviors that impede
- Identify “behaviors” versus “labels”
- Identify “incidents” versus “issues”
- Identify “conflicts” versus “disputes”
- Apply a decision-based theory of behavior in supporting psychological health
in the workplace
Respectful Workplace Specialist,
Pierre Nadeau has over 20 years’ experience in the field of adult education.
Pierre has a degree in science from the University of Ottawa and has a
background in management, at all levels, including the Director level.
Language Centre Director for Berlitz International in Vancouver, Pierre was
responsible for the administration of multiple language programs as well as
cross-cultural and translation services. As founder, President and Executive
Director of Rainbow College International, Pierre set the vision and strategic
direction for the organization and had ultimate operating, regulatory and
customer service responsibility; he grew the organization to annual revenues of
$1.3 million and staff of 35.
As a Respectful Workplace Specialist with
ProActive ReSolutions for the past 7 years, Pierre has made and continues to
make a significant contribution by training new trainers as well as delivering
the full suite of ProActive Prevention Programs in French and English to a
variety of clients across Canada.