During the many years I have been consulting and offering professional development services, I’ve noticed that some people (men and women) present as fragile and unable to speak up for themselves. Sometimes this is cultural – for example some Asian countries still require females to be passive and submissive.
There are those of us who stand up for ourselves – there are those of us who walk and talk in a manner that suggests “don’t mess with me.”
Particularly in the workplace during the many hours I have spent offering courses in preventing sexual harassment, abuse, bullying and discrimination, I have observed the victimhood culture in America, and the image and personality of those who have been victimized in comparison with those who argue (incorrectly).
Although it would seem at first glance that this is intended for vulnerable women only, let me assure you that this workplace behavior training is for anyone who has ever been bullied or ridiculed as well as for anyone responsible for others.
It is also a great course for parents and teachers raising children. It teaches about creating a culture of respect in the workplace, how to walk tall and stand up for yourself.
This course is designed for those who want to learn skills and techniques that will get them more respect in the workplace – and elsewhere. Since it is not just women who get harassed and bullied, men too will benefit from the techniques offered.
The course explores behavior that work and those that don’t. It shares new behaviors that make us appear more powerful, techniques to develop respect for diversity in the workplace and teaches us how to avoid potentially dangerous situations (like dark alleys). Finally, it will help you develop and identify your new style.
An increased awareness of how tone and body language can make you appear stronger and less likely to be seen as a potential victim.
The ability to say NO and be taken seriously.
Years of Experience: 37+ years
Areas of Expertise: Planning, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, System Streamlining, Communication, People and Project Management
ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development, and Organizational Development (O-D) consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace. Multifaceted, Dr. Diamond has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (business, education, management, marketing, business ownership, psychology – and some economics and law as well). This enables her to see things from a variety of angles and to cleave to the essence of a problem quickly, offering her clients creative and practical solutions.
As the President and Founder of her consulting firm, Diamond Associates, which was established in 1981, Dr. Diamond’s clients range from boards of directors and upper management to support staff in many industries, both public and private. This includes small business and professional practices, corporations, associations, service/charity organizations and government agencies (including police and fire). She works with individuals, teams and large groups. Dr. Diamond trains Boards of Directors and teaches several courses to board members and those striving for board appointments.
She is well known for her skill in large and small group process, including workshops in strategic planning, change management, conflict resolution, system streamlining, communication, management of people and projects, as well as board of directors development, committee and team training.
Her executive consulting/coaching and mentoring of individuals includes helping new CEOs grow into their position and learn how to create and work with executive teams, stakeholders, and others in their organization.
Dr. Diamond teaches a wide range of MBA university courses in Business, Organizational Development, Quality, Change Management, Persuasion/Negotiation, Marketing, and Leadership.
Born into a family and culture of service to others, ArLyne has been involved with many associations, service and charity organizations. A listing is available here. She is currently active in politics, Rotary, and ProMatch, an organization dedicated to helping those out of work, where she offers workshops and a weekly drop-in helping people with finding themselves, resumes, interview skills and landing the job.View all trainings by this speaker