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October 2001

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Conference on bullying
Friday 7 December 2001: Making sense of Bullying at work, facing the issue of bullying head-on in 2002. A Pavilion one-day conference to help delegates develop an awareness of the concept of bullying within the workplace in order to move from silent bystander/witness to a more proactive approach.

Venue: ORT House Conference Centre, 126 Albert Street, Camden, London NW1 7NE. Cost 217.36 (independent organisation), 193.86 (public sector and charity), 135.11 (individual and small voluntary organisation). The conference is eligible for use of your Individual Learning Account (ILA). Some sponsored and free places to service users and/or carers and the unwaged may be available.

Speakers include
Welcome and introduction: moving from an individual response to strategic action, Angela Eden, Organisational Consultant
From playground to the workplace - the nature of bullying, Peter Wilson, Director, Young Minds
Continuity in behaviour: do bullies ever grow up? Tim Field, Author, Bully in sight
No excuse: beat bullying at work, TUC/Industrial Society video presentation
Legal and funding aspects of bullying, Paul Spencer, Barrister, Cloisters
Corporate behaviour and its results - the incidence of bullying and strategies for tackling the problem, Diana Lamplugh OBE, Director of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Parallel workshop sessions
Standing up to the bully, Angela Eden
Identifying bullying behaviour, Jo Clifton, Author, Bully Off
Racial bullying, Ronnie Wilson, Commission for Racial Equality
Fight, flight, freeze or flow?, Michael Mallows, Author, trainer and psychotherapist
Setting up an investigation system - the pros and cons of an internal system, Sue Rogers, Senior HR Manager, HSBC
The Trade Union role in tackling bullying, Tom Mellish, TUC Health & Safety Policy Officer

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(Programme correct at time of posting)

Media request - do you live in the West Country?
To tie in with an ACAS seminar on the subject in Exeter on Friday October 12th, Carlton Television (Westcountry Region) are hoping to run a short feature within their news programme Westcountry Live about bullying in the workplace.

Carlton would like to include first hand experiences of bullying in the feature and are keen to hear from anyone in their region - Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset - who would be happy to be interviewed. Please call Katie Taylor (Researcher) for more information

Media request - URGENT
A major UK broadcaster is looking to make a programme on rage in the office. If you've been on the receiving end of physical or verbal abuse and would like to take part call Nicola or contact me for details.

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