Expert on workplace bullying set for Boulder workshops, lecture



Professor Loraleigh Keashly will visit the CU-Boulder campus to present two bystander training workshops on workplace bullying, as well as a session at the CU Women Succeeding professional development symposium.

Keashly, of Wayne State University in Detroit, is an internationally recognized scholar on workplace bullying. The workshops will be 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21 in the UMC Art Gallery (room 225) and 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 22 in UMC 415-417.

People who witness workplace bullying report feeling reluctant to act for fear they will be next. They also report that they do not know what options they have for responding. Keashly believes co-workers can learn to respond to uncivil and bullying behaviors and often have a positive impact. The focus of the session is to help participants recognize strategies they can use when bullying occurs in their workplace. In the workshops there will be opportunities to try out some of these responses through role play and debriefing of these experiences.

Space is limited to 40 participants in each session. Click a link below to register:


As part of the CU Women Succeeding professional development symposium, Keashly will present, “Workplace bullying: What’s going on and what can I do?”


In this session, participants will learn to recognize when a relationship becomes bullying and when it is not. Keashly will pay particular attention to women’s experiences. She will draw on current research and participants’ own experiences, and examine how bullying manifests itself in university environments.  The group will then generate strategies that can be utilized by those who feel bullied, bystanders and those perceived to be “bullies” to improve bullying relationships.


This talk will be 2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Feb. 22 in the UMC Aspen Rooms (285-289).


The CU Women Succeeding symposium is free and available to faculty and staff from all campuses of the University of Colorado. Sign up to attend at:

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