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    "Gossip On-The-Job: If You Can't Prevent It.....Handle it!"

    Date: August 10, 2011, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    It is common in many organizations that staff members converge and converse around the water cooler and behind closed doors.  In those interactions, colleagues share personal information, talk about challenges with other staff members, and gossip about other office members.  In many circumstances this information is then passed along through the information tunnel and the gossip spreads.  Human Resource managers struggle with how to handle these circumstances successfully and how to put a stop to gossip within the office.  In this interactive presentation, Human Resources managers will begin to understand why people gossip and what they can do to create a healthy, environment free of gossip.

    Presented by:  Cat J. Zavis

    About the Presenter:  Cat J. Zavis, a lawyer since 1990, focuses her work in the areas of collaborative law, mediation, education, coaching, and training.  She has extensive training in Nonviolent (Compassionate) CommunicationSM and integrates it in all aspects of her work and personal lives.  She has led workshops and trainings for the WA State Bar Association, Collaborative Professionals of Washington, Western WA University, Fairhaven College, Domestic Violence shelters and schools.  In addition, she co-led a nine-month long program for parents wishing to share Compassionate CommunicationSM with other parents.  Cat offers coaching and counseling for individuals, parents, families, and couples wishing to bring more compassion and understanding into their daily lives.  Cat has taught at the Western Washington University, University of Washington, Fairhaven College, Skagit Valley Community College and Bellingham Technical College. She is the mother of 2 boys, whom she considers to be her greatest teachers.

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We accept payment in the form of cash, check, debit card or credit card.

    This program is pending pre-approval for HRCI recertification credit.

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.