Working Notes: New York City conference on workplace bullying, April 28

On April 28, the New York State Psychological Association’s Organizational, Consulting, and Work Psychology Division is hosting a conference on workplace bullying at John Jay College of the City University of New York in Manhattan. Gary Namie and I are the keynote speakers, joined by an impressive cadre of presenters and moderators.

I’ve pasted in the agenda, speakers, and registration info below. Although I imagine that most of the attendees will be organizational psychologists and consultants, the conference is open to the public, with sliding fees based on affiliations, student status, etc. The registration link is here.

As a side note, this helps to explain why I haven’t been posting as frequently lately. In addition to hitting a busy point in the semester, I’ve got a heavy schedule of speaking commitments that takes me through July. Most of these appearances require the preparation of materials to share with fellow participants and attendees, which is keeping me on an ongoing cycle of writing, cutting, and pasting!

It’s all good, though — a sign that these important workplace issues are getting a hearing.


The New York State Psychological Association
Organizational, Consulting, and Work (OCW) Psychology Division
Bullying In and Out of the Workplace and Other Organizations:
Psychological & Legal Perspectives on Prevention, Intervention, & Amelioration

Sunday April 28 – 10 am to 4 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of CUNY
Tenth Ave. at 59th St., NYC

This conference brings together two Keynote National Experts on workplace bullying (WB) and a broad range of leaders and advocates in the psychology, conflict resolution, law, and business communities. I/O psychologists, private practice psychologists working with individuals experiencing WB related anxiety, depression, and/or PTSD symptoms, forensic psychologists doing WB assessment/evaluation and consulting, conflict resolution professionals, and managers and human resources professionals dealing with organizational stress and change will find ways to enhance their understanding and skills.

CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College
NYSPA’s Independent Practice, Forensic, Psychoanalysis & Women’s Issues Divisions
Manhattan Psychological Association
Society for the Psychological Study of Social IssuesKeynote Speakers

Gary Namie, PhD
Founder and Director of the Workplace Bullying Institute
Social psychologist viewed as North America’s #1 authority on WB, and author, together with
Ruth Namie, PhD, of “The Bully-Free Workplace” and “The Bully At Work”. He has taught management and psychology courses at the university level for more than 21 years and directs the only U.S. research and education organization dedicated to workplace bullying.

David Yamada, JD
Foremost Legal Expert and Author of the Healthy Workplace Bill
Professor of Law at Suffolk Law School in Boston, he is considered the leading legal authority on workplace bullying. The Healthy Workplace bill has been introduced in a number of states, including New York. Its impact on employers and employees, when passed, will be discussed.

Panel Presenters

Sharon Brennan, PhD – Dynamic and Interpersonal Issues in Workplace Bullying
Harold Takoosian, PhD – Bullying in Academe – A Global Problem
Ann Winton, PhD – A Forensic Psychologist’s Views on Bullying

Richard Wexler, PhD – The Organizational Psychologist’s Role in Preventing & Ameliorating Workplace Bullying; Moderator of Q & A
Sylvan Schaffer, J.D., Ph.D., A Forensic Psychologist’s Hypothetical Case
Judi Segall, Stony Brook University Ombudsman – The Ombudsperson’s Role

Ira Richman, PhD, Carol Goldberg, PhD & Michael Grove, PhD – Moderators


CE credits (pending, but expected) and opportunity for Free OCW Membership.

ONLINE REGISTRATION. Space is limited.

$35     Members of Co-Sponsoring Divisions/Organizations

$60     NYSPA Members (Includes OCW Membership)

$90    General public, Not members of co-sponsoring organizations

$25    Early Career Psychologists

$15    Students

$10 For CE Credits (pending)
$20 – At-the-Door Registration

Registration includes morning coffee/muffins and a light sandwich buffet lunch.

Registration also includes membership in the OCW Psychology Division for NYSPA members who are not already members and would like to join now as part of the registration package

5 responses

  1. Thank you, Dave, for the information. Are we considered members of co-sponsoring organizations/divisions? I noticed when I tried to register, the co-sponsoring tab came up as the only one to choose. I would prefer the $35, of course, to what I think is the alternative, which is $90.00

    Any feedback?

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