Bullying in the Workplace: How to spot it? What to do about it?

April 13, 2017, 11:00am-12:30pm
Clough Lounge 205Q (near Starbucks)

Bullying is an insidious assertion of power over someone deemed by the bully to be vulnerable. It often happens out of the blue, making it hard to anticipate and counteract in the moment. Longer term, it can have repercussions for one’s peace of mind, confidence, social relationships, and overall job performance. The speakers will address how to recognize bullying and understand its causes, as well as how to develop strategies for successful resistance, so that one can put a stop to it.

 

Presenters

Pearl Alexander

Pearl Alexander
Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

Pearl Alexander, JD, PCC, ACC, serves as executive director of diversity, inclusion, and engagement at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a visionary leader who has navigated a progressive 29-year career catalyzing transformations in culture and organizational leadership practices. Currently, Pearl leads learning curricular innovations, professional development, and engagement experiences designed to build and nurture global leadership capacity and model inclusive excellence. She is a certified professional coach and facilitator integrating her expertise in diversity and inclusion principles within her coaching, practices, and coaching consultancy services.

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Kim Harrington

Kim Harrington
Associate Vice President of Georgia Tech Human Resources

Kim Harrington came to Human Resources from the Georgia Tech Student Center, where she served as director since 2012. She has been in a leadership role at Georgia Tech since arriving in 2001. After being named interim associate vice president in January 2015, Harrington successfully steered Human Resources through a number of significant transitions, including a reorganization. Under Harrington’s leadership, Human Resources has instituted and streamlined the process for campus reorganizations and has also placed a renewed emphasis on providing quality customer service. She was named Associate Vice President of Georgia Tech Human Resources in November 15 and has served in that capacity since.

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Laura Hollengreen

Laura Hollengreen
Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

Laura Hollengreen is Assistant Provost for Academic Advocacy and Conflict Resolution, helping students, faculty, and administrators resolve the issues that can impede academic progress and advising on related policy initiatives. She joined the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech in 2009 and teaches architectural history and theory at all levels of the curriculum.

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