Marian University to Sponsor a Workplace Bullying Prevention and Awareness Seminar

by Elizabeth Griffith | Jun 23, 2015

A learning and development seminar on recognizing and preventing bullying in the workplace.

Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) at Marian University recently announced a workplace bullying seminar to be held at the Marian University Theatre on August 12, 2015. This is a free event and open to the public. The topic—workplace bullying and prevention—is applicable to employees at any level including managers, supervisors, human resources personnel, and business owners. It is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This “Work Shouldn’t Hurt” seminar is the result of a collaborative effort between The Chris Lytle Foundation and the students and faculty of MAP’s current Meeting and Event Planning concentration. Classes within this concentration, as well as 31 other courses in MAP, are partnered with local businesses or non-profits to provide creative solutions for actual business challenges. MAP students have worked with organizations like Indy Parks, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Indy Eleven, and Broad Ripple Village Association.

Keynote Speaker Chris “Lights Out” Lytle, retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter, empowers and educates others in the fight against bullying, domestic violence, and sexual assault. The Chris Lytle Foundation has been hard at work rallying the Indianapolis community to “Rise Up Against Bullying”.

Bullying is any conduct that is threatening, humiliating, and/or intimidating to another person. While the topic of adolescent bullying has continually received nation-wide attention, the reality is that many of those bullies continue that pattern of behavior well into adulthood. According to a 2014 survey by The Workplace Bullying Institute, “65 million workers are affected by workplace bullying.”

Andrea Morehead, Emmy award-winning WTHR Eyewitness News anchor will emcee the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with Chris as well as a panel of business professionals representing a wide range of industries. This collaboration of leaders will provide valuable insight to help identify workplace bullying, and present preventative game plans to keep workplaces bully free.

MAP will provide autographed copies of Chris Lytle’s Lights Out on Bullying children’s book to the first 50 people to arrive at the August 12 event. Additional photo and autograph opportunities will also be available.

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