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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 74 | Submission: 11612 | Sponsor(s): (OB, MOC, HR)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 10 2018 10:15AM - 1:15PM at Sheraton Grand Chicago in Columbus A,B
Teaching Positive Relationships at Work
Teaching Pos Relationships

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Organizer: Jason Kanov, Western Washington U.
Organizer: Kerry Roberts Gibson, Babson College
Presenter: Jane E. Dutton, U. of Michigan
Presenter: Monica C. Worline, Stanford U. Center for Compassion and Altruism Research
Presenter: Spela Trefalt, Simmons College
Presenter: Emily Dunham Heaphy, U. of Massachusetts Amherst
This lively and engaging PDW focuses on enhancing participants’ skills with regard to teaching about positive relationships at work (PRW). As interpersonal processes continue to be acknowledged as playing a significant role in organizational life, workplace relationship quality is receiving greater attention in organizational behavior research in efforts to explain organizational functioning and individual outcomes at work. With this burgeoning interest has come a range of important PRW insights and implications. This PDW is designed to help participants effectively teach these insights and implications. More specifically, it introduces attendees to existing exercises useful for teaching the skills and knowledge required to build and participate in positive workplace relationships via well- crafted “teaching blasts” by invited presenters. In addition, attendees will work collaboratively to craft new teaching tools focused on self-selected PRW topics of interest. Finally, workgroups will share and receive feedback on their newly developed teaching tools. With the blasts, the experience of working collaboratively on a new teaching tool, and the final presentations, each participant has the opportunity to leave the workshop with multiple, actionable ideas for enhancing their teaching of PRWs within a variety of possible class topics and formats.
Pre-registration is required for this session. Please contact the workshop organizer at to obtain the approval code. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is August 8, 2018.
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