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october, 2016

06oct11:30 am1:00 pmEvent OverOctober Luncheon - October 6thAre you concerned about Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace?

Event Details

Why are work settings worldwide increasingly vulnerable to bullying and harassment? Just the reports of incidents of bullying and harassment have significantly impacted many people’s sense of safety at work. The resulting fear and anxiety have created a forum for both productive and unproductive dialog.

Reactive vs Proactive;  Often reactive solutions do not address the issues while being proactive can prompt initiative in others. Some employers react by planning for worst case scenarios, which often breeds an environment of increased vulnerability. Others react by facilitating dialogue that will explore ways to reduce risks and motivate employees to become part of these proactive efforts.

Join us as Brad Blaisdell facilitates a conversation about creating a respectful workplace and the impact on your organization’s psychological health.  Brad shares some approaches, tools and models that have been proven to have an impact within organizations together with some case studies and research on respect in the workplace.

A respectful workplace will;

  • Improve team communication
  • Strengthen employee retention
  • Comply with the Canadian Labour Code
  • Enhance organizational health
  • Increase morale
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Mitigate legal liability
  • Create stronger corporate culture and reputation
  • Increase productivity

Brad Blaisdell has a wealth of experience in Business Development, Sales Force Management and Organizational Effectiveness and oversees the Respect in the Workplace Programs for Respect Group Inc.  Respect Group was incorporated in 2004 by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue their common passion; the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment.

Brad has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and is a seasoned corporate consultant and advisor aligning people and teams within organizations to excel. With a proven background of “Getting Things Done” through people respectfully, Brad stands for the Customer Experience and is a Voice of the Client advocate in every organization he works with.

Cost: $40 – includes Tip & GST, payable at restaurant

The Living Room Restaurant – 514 17th Ave SW – October 6th

11:30 (Networking)

12:00 – Conversation begins

1:00 – Dialogue completed

We host a monthly luncheon to discuss a variety of topics of interest to people in organizations. Our topics focus on areas of diversity & inclusion, employee engagement, well-managed change, building working relationships, and health and wellness.

We welcome all interested employers, employees, HR professionals, team leaders, business leaders, project managers, change managers, coaches and others to join us! Complimentary parking in rear.



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Guests List Attending 5

Barb PurkissMarjorie MunroeSherry MathesonAlanna LoftusBrad Blaisdell

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(Thursday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST


The Living Room Restaurant

514 - 17th Ave SW, Calgary Alberta


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