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Oregon State Career Series:

Bravely Addressing Workplace Bullying

On Demand

From decreased productivity to turnover, workplace conflict can have serious effects.

In addition to the emotional stress and low employee morale, workplace conflicts can also affect a company's forward-facing brand and make it less attractive to future employees, clients and investors.

Workplace bullying is a multidimensional conflict that leaves a substantial impact on an organization’s climate, ability to be productive, and makes it much harder for employees to thrive.

Join Sue Theiss, who is the University Ombuds for Oregon State University, to learn about workplace conflict and practical steps on successfully navigating it.

Sue also teaches an upcoming Workshop on Navigating Conflict.

Webinar Highlights:

By the end of the webinar, you will:

  1. Learn the stages, behaviors, and relational conditions that impact workplace bullying

  2. Discuss what can be done to prevent and address bullying and toxic climates

  3. Have your questions answered!

OSU Ombuds and OSU Professional and Continuing Education are excited to partner in creating this webinar to help give you the tools and empower you on your professional path.

Webinar Host:

Sue Theiss


Sue Theiss has been providing conflict management services and training as an Ombudsperson for over 25 years. While working as a department administrator at the Arizona Health Science Center she volunteered for, and co-chaired, the University of Arizona's Ombudsperson committee.

As the Director for the Ombuds Office at the University of Arkansas, Sue provided confidential conflict resolution services, developed and co-taught a university course on conflict and anger management, and offered a 32-hour mediation course for employees. At Oregon State University, Sue provides informal, neutral, and confidential conflict management services, available to all members of the University Community.

As part of the International Ombuds Association (IOA), Sue has presented at conferences and regional trainings on workplace bullying and conflict climate. She co-developed and presented "Theory and Applications for the Organizational Ombudsperson", a two day Core course for IOA Ombuds from government, private, and public organizations and members around the globe. Sue has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Communication. Her thesis research and related publications and papers are on understanding and addressing workplace bullying.

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