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When the Boss is a Bear

  • 16 Oct 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Midlands Technical College - Northeast Campus (151 Powell Road; Columbia, SC 29203)
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  • ATD Midlands welcomes first time guests with the offering of a One Time Guest pass. In order to attend, please contact our Events Coordinator at events@astdmidlands.org to receive a special code
  • ATD Midlands welcomes first time National ATD members to attend our chapter meeting. We offer a One Time Guest pass. In order to attend, please contact our VP Membership at vpmembership@atdmidlands.org Events Coordinator at events@astdmidlands.org to receive a special registration code.

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Join us for this special program just in time for Boss's Day!

Who hasn't worked under, over or with someone who causes unnecessary roughness in the workplace? These beastly bosses are generally high performers who defend against perceived threats to their survival with aggression. Negative perceptions and complaints about their management style can derail careers and pose significant risk for employers.

What's this dynamic about? How should management intervene to set boundaries and offer hope and help, preventing future damage? This session, based in the theory and research of the Boss Whispering Institute, will examine defense mechanisms and how to get abrasive bosses to see and change their destructive ways.



Diane Frea, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Founder, Mind Over Matter LLC 

Diane is immediate past president of Columbia Society for Human Resource Management. Earlier this year, Diane left her position as Vice President of Human Resources with the State Media Company to focus on developing her own business, Mind Over Matter LLC.

Diane has been trained by the original Boss Whisperer® in the art, science and practice of coaching high-potential executives who have a reputation for rubbing people the wrong way. Diane is also a conflict mediator and yoga instructor, both of which come in handy in her coaching work.

Diane has a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University and a master's degree in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College.



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ATD South Carolina, P.O. Box 512, Columbia, SC 29202 


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