Program Summary: Workplace Bullying

In November 2013, Bill 14 was introduced in BC to deal with mental disorders. It became law for employers to protect employees from workplace bullying and harassment. Bullying and harassment in the workplace can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating or humiliating behaviors. If workplace bullying and harassment is not addressed, it can lead to lost productivity, anxiety, and depression.

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In this interactive session we are going to take a look at:

  • What is bullying and harassment
  • How to identify toxic behaviors in the workplace
  • Personal communication styles
  • Tips on how and where to have difficult conversations
  • How to diffuse a potential negative situation
  • How to work together to promote collaboration, engagement and a positive work environment


For over 20 years, Sandra has been a driving force within the human resource community in Western Canada, with a strong focus on business management. After years working in the field of human resources, Sandra is privy to information about companies that few employers ever hear directly from their employees. She has in-depth experience with exit interviews, enough to know that an employee requiring a reference will rarely ever “burn a bridge”—thus producing information that is skewed and suspect. After years of hearing the concerns, complaints and challenges that individuals faced during their employment, Sandra became aware that employers do not realize how they are perceived by their employees. That awareness produced Sandra’s strong interest in helping companies to ensure that they create an engaging workplace for their employees. Sandra has extensive experience working with clients in a wide range of industries including health care, not-for-profit, private and public sector.

She is a sought-after key-note speaker on a variety of topics within the human resources field and has presented at numerous association and industry conferences.