Speaking Engagement:

CALPELRA 2015 Annual Conference | Preventing Workplace Bullying: Staying Ahead of an Emerging Trend

Event Information


Thursday, October 22, 2015


10:20 - 11:50 AM


Portola Hotel & Spa
Monterey, CA

Sponsored By:

California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA)
2015 Annual Training Conference (October 19-23, 2015)


David W. Tyra


In 2014, a large segment of state employees bargained for, and obtained, and expansive “dignity” clause in their Memoranda of Understanding with the State of California.  That same year, the Legislature added a requirement that supervisors’ bi-annual sexual harassment prevention training include a component on “abusive conduct.”  These actions, and others, demonstrate an emerging focus on the issue of workplace bullying.  This interactive session will focus on this growing trend.  It will provide attendees a working definition of workplace bullying.  It will include examples of conduct, both overt and more subtle, that may constitute bullying.  Finally, it will provide strategies for preventing bullying and addressing it when it occurs.  Attendees will emerge from this session with a greater understanding of what workplace bullying is and how to combat it.