Re-Define is the premier summit to end workplace abuse. We believe all employees deserve dignity and respect at work for well-being. At Re-Define, we help targets of workplace abuse take back their personal power and show them how to accept nothing less than healthier, safer workplaces. It’s fast-paced and solutions-oriented.
Join visionary leaders and experts for the workplace reinvention event of the year.
Friday, October 18, 8am-5pm | Hilton Garden Inn, Worcester, MA
1 day. 1 vision: Re-invent ourselves and our workplaces.
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON
Workplace abuse isn’t actually war — it’s genocide. The only way to survive genocide is to get out. Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill Lead Sponsor and Senator Paul Feeney puts these stories in the context of what workplace abuse is and how he’s fighting for our dignity in the State Legislature. A panel of targets shares their harrowing stories of workplace abuse and what their lives are like in the aftermath.
Speakers: Senator Paul Feeney, Marycatherin DeFazio, and Rebecca Dupras
Advocates across the nation have called for workplace abuse legislation. But how exactly will it protect you if and when it’s enacted? After attending this session, you’ll be able to understand exactly what the Healthy Workplace Bill will do and how it fills a huge gap in the law.
Speakers: Senator Paul Feeney and Emilia DaSilva-Tavarez
Navigating workplace abuse can be a minefield. Who will and won’t help you? What steps should you expect in the emotional process? After attending this session, you’ll better understand what you’re going through and what’s worked and hasn’t worked for other targets of workplace abuse.
Speakers: Deb Falzoi and Janice Gilligan White
When it comes to encouraging state legislators to take action, there are steps you can take to be effective. After attending this session, you’ll be able to identify several ways to expand your influence and make an impact in the State House.
Speakers: Deb Falzoi and Chiuba Obele
Shame and vulnerability cause you to hide and to feel alienated after workplace abuse. After attending this session, you’ll be able to know how to climb your mountain again, feeling empowered and wiser.
Speaker: Robbin Miller
Feel validated that you’re not in this journey alone. Meet other advocates and targets over lunch.
Hear from real targets of workplace abuse, including the mother of Jason Bennett Almeida, a nurse who took his life after enduring abuse at a healthcare facility on Cape Cod. The film was created by thebullyexposed.com and lockedinproductions.com (an Australian film company). Directed by Richard Santiago (Ms. Understanding; Bullying, No Laughing Matter). He’s currently working on the film When Bullies Become Bosses.
“Because the worst of the transgressions already are illegal, lawmakers seem satisfied to call for… leaders to promise that they’ll crack down on offenders more quickly in the future,” says LA Times‘ David Lieberman about #MeToo cases. “But legislators can do more to address the problem. They can make workplace bullying illegal. Too many corporate leaders find it expedient to look the other way when bosses… systematically intimidate and humiliate underlings. Bullies who believe that their whims matter more than other people’s dignity often don’t see why their sexual impulses shouldn’t be just as indulged.” Members of this panel explain their crucial work in the #MeToo movement and what it means for the workplace abuse movement. After attending this session, you’ll be able to understand how workplace abuse legislation would mean more protections for those in protected classes (sex, race, age, etc.).
Speakers: Rebecca Pontikes, Senator Becca Rausch, and Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa
What exactly is meant by trauma, and how can trauma change the brain? Find out about some of the most recent treatments for trauma and how these treatments reset the brain so it is no longer affected by the trauma. After attending this session, you’ll be able to walk away with a greater understanding of how trauma affects you and those around you.
Speaker: Diane Spindler
Trauma has several effects on the body that can impact our day-to-day behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. After attending this session, you’ll know several self-care strategies to help mitigate those symptoms and foster healing. You’ll also know when to seek counseling, what to expect from counseling, and interventions that will be helpful to manage trauma symptoms.
Speaker: Emily Mocerino
When you’ve spent enough time frustrated and unhappy at work, gaining the confidence to make a change can feel impossible. How do you get clear on what would make you happy? How do you trust yourself to make the right decision? Where do you get the confidence to take action? Learn what’s causing you to feel stuck and how making a change can be easier than you think. Find out where clarity and confidence really come from and how to access them so you can lift yourself out of an unhappy circumstance to find work that’s truly fulfilling. After attending this session, you’ll restore hope that change is possible and begin to set your sights on achieving new levels of happiness and fulfillment.
Speaker: Julie Boyer
Does it seem like your dreams are hopelessly far away or even non-existent? Perhaps magic and miracles aren’t even on the radar. But specific, simple changes in your thoughts and actions can transform your life from humdrum to exceptional; from living the life that is handed to you to living life on purpose. After attending this dive into the Law of Attraction and the mysteries of manifesting, you’ll know the practical process of discovering the source of your own power and activating it to create the life you are excited to wake up to every day.
Speaker: Donna McGurk
Author of Just Give Me Meaningful Work, CPCC, MFA
Rhode Island Healthy Workplace Bill Coordinator, MBA, CPCS
Attorney, Orson & Brusini, Providence, RI
Founder, Dignity Together
Senator Paul Feeney
Lead Sponsor, Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill
VP, Business Development, Washburn House
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Margaret Lynch Raniere faculty coach, certified Tapping into Wealth coach, and Black Belt Nia instructor
Founder of New Hope Counseling Center, LMHC, SAC, CAGS, LSW
Chiuba Eugene Obele
Principal, Pontikes Law LLC
Senator Becca Rausch
Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District
Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa
1st Hampshire District
Founder of Gentle Reprocessing Resources, LLC, LMHC, LMFT
Janice Gilligan White
JOIN US FOR THE WORKPLACE RE-INVENTION EVENT OF THE YEAR
Regular-priced tickets: $79 while available (non-refundable)
All tickets include a boxed lunch.
Parking is available in the Major Taylor Blvd. Garage across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn. Other options are also available.