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UNITED AGAINST WORKPLACE BULLYING 

virtual conference
16-18 NOV 2021 

UAWB 2021 was held during anti-bullying week 2021 for 3 days with live talks from expert speakers from around the world. Including the UK, the USA and the Philippines. Alongside updates from people who have experienced workplace bullying courageously sharing where they are now after joining our Moving On programme.

All conference content was recorded

and available to delegates only.

With thanks to our sponsors:

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ALL PROCEEDS USED TO SUPPORT THE work of the stop hurt at work project, FROM CAMPAIGNING TO SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS THROUGH THE MOVING ON PROGRAMME

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Tuesday

9.30am

Welcome

Our mission is to end workplace bullying through the development of meaningful prevention activities for employers and the implementation of effective routes to redress for employees.  Nicki provides an update on the calls to action made at the end of last year's conference, and progress made in challenging current practice and legislation around workplace bullying.

9.45am

Workplace Bullying: lessons learnt from a legacy of investigations

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Fulcrum's session, 'Workplace bullying: lessons learnt from a legacy of investigations', looks at the dos and don'ts of responding to allegations of wrongdoing. 

 

The session will consider how to build a robust internal investigations framework that ensures the safety and protection of the whistleblower or complainant. We'll also be looking at the practical steps a company should take when wrongdoing is reported, how to implement appropriate remedial measures, and how to ensure such wrongdoing is mitigated for the future.

10.45am

Understanding Misunderstandings

Chris explores understanding of complexity, some of the pitfalls in our thinking (and how we might overcome them), understanding misunderstandings (with the evidence base), constructing good teams in healthcare and the impact of negative behaviours on our ability to perform as a team.

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11.30am

Solutions for a Sector - The Film & TV Industry

12.30pm

Bullying when it's a Hidden Disability

Kate explains the impact of workplace bullying when someone has a hidden disbailty.  Kate is neurodivergent herself and brings her lived experience of dyspraxia and ADHD to her work. She also brings many of the strengths associated with these neurodivergent conditions such as passion, empathy, problem solving and hyperfocus.

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Break

2pm

Readiness and its relevance to Workplace Bullying

Chloë shares her approach to improving the effectiveness of workplace bullying interventions through assessing organisational readiness pre-intervention. Posited firmly in the 'pracademic' realm, Chloë is highly motivated to translate her research into feasible and practicable actions that seek to effectively prevent and reduce this incredibly damaging form of behaviour. 

3pm

Creating Healthy Work Culture

Lisa shares how she is helping business leaders to look at how to lower sickness absence and turnover just by thinking about their ‘people experience’ within the workplace.  A happy and healthy workplace is driven directly by good employee engagement and you cannot achieve that if you have a toxic culture centred around workplace bullying and harassment.  

Daily Highlights & close

4pm

17
Wednesday

9.30am

Essentials of Psychological Safety

One of the most significant discoveries in the field of team development is the role of Psychological Safety, identified as the single biggest factor that correlates to high performing teams. Since then, psychological safety has also been found crucial for inclusion, innovation and culture. 89% of employees now believe that psychological safety is essential. 


But what exactly is Psychological Safety? This session will demystify and help you understand the essentials of WHAT it is, WHY we need psychological safety (especially in this new reality), and HOW to build a culture of psychological safety.

10.30am

Safeguarding and the Connections to Bullying & Harassment

Tammy is currently working on numerous projects helping people to both recognise the connection between Safeguarding and Bullying and Harassment and prevent and respond effectively. Tammy’s recommendations are always proportionate, relatable, values-led and achievable. If we want to make real change, we need to ensure it’s possible within our current circumstance.

11.30am

The Bullied Brain - Insights and Strategies to improve brain health at work

Naomi blends 20 years of Learning & Development and Coaching Consultancy with academic research in Applied Neuroscience to bring brain research to life in the workplace. In this talk, she’ll make a case for why the emerging research into brain health, mental health and wellbeing supports an urgent strategy to address workplace bullying.  

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Moving On - where are they now? 

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Break

2pm

What will the workplace bully landscape look like post Covid-19?

3pm

Campaigning for Change - what can we do differently?

Daily Highlights & close

4pm

18
Thursday

9.30am

Closing the gap in legislation for workplace bullying

10.30am

The role of ISO 45003 and psychological health, safety and wellbeing in the prevention of Workplace Bullying

The prevention of workplace bullying is not just an HR issue.  It is everybody's responsibility.

How can Health and Safety professionals play a greater role, particularly with the launch of the new international standard ISO 45003 Psychological health and safety at work — Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks? How do we encourage a greater focus on the social factors identified, from interpersonal relationships, leadership and culture to the prevention of bullying, harassment and violence at work? How does ISO 45003 fit with wellbeing strategies?

11.30am

Charter for Change - the effectiveness of interventions

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Voices for Change

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Break

2pm

Factors distinguishing Healthy Workplaces and Successful Leaders

Matt Paknis and Megan Carle will discuss researched characteristics distinguishing healthy workplaces and leaders from respective bullying workplaces and executives.  They will also consider how international cultures influence acceptance and common themes, regardless of country.  These traits will be highlighted with real life anecdotes and examples based on Matt’s 30 + years in international management consulting and football coaching and Megan’s 30 + year business career.

3pm

Keynote Closing: Transformational Culture

Transformational Culture - more details coming soon

4pm

Closing statement & Call to action

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