Workplace bullying training offered

McHENRY – Bullying in schools is a serious problem. What happens to these bullies when they graduate from the playground? They go to work.

Roughly one-third of the workforce will experience bullying in the workplace, said panelists of “Rebel Without A Cause: Best Practices for Responding to Workplace Bullying,” at a recent Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference in Chicago.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice statistics, about two million violent crimes occur at work each year. In response to this serious issue, McHenry County College is offering Preventing Workplace Bullying, a training seminar from 8 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 29 at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry.

The seminar is facilitated by Sheri Bland, trainer, strategic planner, coach and president of Sheri Bland Solutions.

The training program offers practical instruction on how to recognize and prevent bullying in the workplace. It shows bullying behaviors that – while not illegal – are typically prohibited by organizations' policies.

Cost is $99. Register using course ID: NTL C22 002. To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. For more information, contact the Shah Center at 815-455-8593 or email shahcenter@mchenry.edu.

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