Stop Bullying in the Workplace – For Lawyers

A Behavioral Science Approach

Can anything really be done about workplace bullies? The answer is yes. Behavioral scientists have known for years how to eliminate unwanted behavior. It’s time we start applying this knowledge in the workplace.

stobullyworkplacegraphicThis facilitated self study program has been approved for:

  • 5 CLE credits by the Florida Bar in Bias Elimination/General.
  • 4.5 MCLE credits by the CA bar

If you work in employment law you owe it to your clients to take this course!

Cost: $175 (contact for group rate)

Length: 5 hours

Format: Instructor facilitated self study

Access information: Course access granted at the beginning of each week.



This is basically a crash course in behavioral psychology as it applies to harassing or abusive behavior in the workplace; paying particular attention to the retaliation dynamic which is predicted by the behavioral model. If you don’t control that, the cycle escalates and repeats. In order to effectively litigate or defend a harassment or discrimination case, lawyers should know what ideally should be done and what realistically can be done to stop the harassment from occurring.

 This course will help lawyers understand what effective anti-harassment policy and processes look like when they are grounded in science. The material in this course is based on the behavioral psychology techniques of operant conditioning and it is designed to help you learn what science tells us works to stop bullying, harassment and retaliation in the workplace as well as what things employers should not be doing because it exacerbate the problem.

 This course consists of 8 short video lessons covering

  • What is Bullying?
  • Costs and Liabilities?
  • Understanding the Dynamic
  • How to get a Bully to Stop
  • Why is Bullying so Hard to Stop?
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Investigations
  • Supporting a Victim of Bullying

Course information:

This is a facilitated online course.  It consists of 8 video lessons, lecture notes for the hearing impaired, and additional study materials. It takes approximately 4 1/2 hours to complete. You can study at your own pace but still have access to the instructor to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and more in the discussion forums. All participants will be required to take an online test to receive their certificate of completion.

To participate in this course you will need Internet access and the ability to view YouTube style videos. The course will work on home computers and tablets such as the iPad.

Who should take this course?

  • FL Labor and Employment Lawyers seeking FL Bar CLE
  • CA Lawyers, seeking MCLE (approved 2019/20)
  • NY Labor & employment lawyers seeking group B NY Bar CLE
  • ME CT Labor & Employment Lawyers seeking CLE
  • Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) seeking re-certification from The Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC).
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)

Continuing Education Credit:

You can select a FL Bar or CA Bar certificate (approved for 2019/20). If you would like to self certify this course for continuing education self study credit for IDC or CPLP credit, select the general certificate option.

About the Instructor:

Jennifer Hancock

Jennifer Hancock is a mom, author of several books and founder of Humanist Learning Systems. She is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her insights on how to combine philosophy and science to help solve our problems more effectively have helped countless people all over the world.

Jennifer’s approach to stopping bullying and harassment is unique. She specializes in teaching a behavioral approach to harassment problems. Specifically focusing on how unwanted behaviors are extinguished. There is more than 70 years of research on how to extinguish unwanted behavior and what is known has a direct impact on why harassment and bullying are so hard to stop and why attempts to stop it result in retaliation. Retaliation is predicted to occur in the behavioral model and it’s time we start taking that into account in our approaches to making it stop. Harassment is a behavioral problem and it requires a behavioral approach to stop.

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If you are unhappy with the course, or don’t pass the final exam, you may request your money back within 30 days

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