Bullying and Harassment at Work

Bullying and harassment at work is widely recognized as a serious safety and health problem in working life. As a result of over three decades of research, a substantial body of knowledge exists about bullying, related to both organisational factors and the features of work that promote bullying, as well as the potential effects of bullying and harassment on the health and well-being of the targets. Bullying is not a problem only to the targets but to the whole work community. Economic costs to organisations and to the society can be considerable.

Course objectives

Based on the most recent research, the course will update the participants’ knowledge on the causes and consequences of bullying and harassment at work. Special focus will be on the prevention and management of bullying and harassment including the assessment or investigation of cases, the implementation of bystander interventions as well as therapeutic interventions with targets of bullying. The course also has special focus on sexual harassment, including the #Metoo movement, as well as cyberbullying.

The course will also give the participants a forum and an opportunity to explore and discuss the issue with researchers and practitioners who work in the area of prevention and management of bullying and sexual harassment.

Target group

  • Personnel management
  • Line managers
  • Occupational safety and health professionals
  • Trade union officials
  • Lawyers
  • Labour inspectors
  • Organizational consultants
  • Clinical therapists
  • Researchers
  • PhD students

Course outline

The course will consist of lectures given by internationally known experts in the field, case presentations, discussions, group work, case studies and practical exercises.

Main topics

• The concept of bullying, harassment and mobbing at work
• Antecedents, causes and consequences of bullying etc. – recent development in research
• Prevention and management of the problem; practical measures to prevent bullying and
harassment at work - interventions and best practice; roles of different actors (e.g. line managers, members of the work unit, health and safety representatives, consultants)
• Settling the situations: basic principles of investigation of a case and investigation processes
• Supporting, helping and rehabilitation of the victims of bullying

Course participants will get practical training in carrying out investigations by means of case studies and various practical exercises.

Registration deadline

September 13th 2019

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Program

Price

The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 530
  • The day package II fee of EUR 315
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 530 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, the social program on Wednesday and dinner on Tuesday.

    The total price of the course is EUR 1030 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 530).

    We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 315 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 815 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 315).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include the social program nor the dinners.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 4th –7th of November 2019 at Hotel Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark. To book a room from the block kindly contact the hotel directly by phone (+45 3338 9600) or email (conferenceisland@arp-hansen.dk) with reference to the group name:  ME NIVA and booking ID: 1607167 (available until 5.10.2019).

    The room price for a single standard room is DKK 1191 (approx. EUR 160)/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 5th of October 2019.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by September, 13th 2019: full refund
    Cancellations received after September, 13th 2019: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course Leader
Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen
Associate professor in work- and organizational psychology
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
email: egemzoe@hotmail.com

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Linda Oksanen
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 5463 277
email: linda.oksanen@niva.org

Course venue

Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark

Course program

Background

Bullying and harassment at work is widely recognized as a serious safety and health problem in working life. As a result of over three decades of research, a substantial body of knowledge exists about bullying, related to both organisational factors and the features of work that promote bullying, as well…

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Course Leader

Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen

Lecturers

Annie Høgh
Kristin Skare Orgeret
Neill Thompson
Pat Ferris
Rebecka Cowen Forsell

General information

Course fee and payment The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA. Accommodation For more information about accommodation options, please see the…

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