Breakout Session: Inappropriate Behavior

Inappropriate behavior can come in many forms, but it’s usually thought of as harassment, bullying, or aggression and violence. Harassment is often associated with unwanted sexual come-ons or comments, but it also includes any form of behavior that humiliates or intimidates others. Inappropriate behavior can also include racist or sexist humor, dishonesty,  and gossiping. In this highly interactive session, you’ll learn techniques for dealing with inappropriate behavior in the workplace, both as a manager and as an employee.

How to Handle Inappropriate Behavior in the Workplace

Inappropriate behavior is behavior by another person that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Legal action or organizational support is not always an option. Your ability to manage it successfully can be empowering.

In this fast-paced breakout session, you will learn:

  • Who is responsible for inappropriate behavior
  • Five tips for dealing with inappropriate behavior
  • Techniques for getting out of uncomfortable situations
  • How to decide what is inappropriate behavior
  • How to decide what action to take

For more than 40 years, Don Crawley has worked with technology, from broadcasting to automation systems to data networks. A former IT trainer and consultant, he is the author of eight books for IT professionals, including The Compassionate Geek. He’s especially good at helping IT teams work together so they can get things done.

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