Diversity Insights Breakfast

Dr. Mitch Kusy’s Seminar for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion

Date & Time: Thursday, March 1, 8-10 am
Location: University of St. Thomas | Opus Hall 201 | 1000 LaSalle Ave | Mpls, MN 55403
Cost: $30
Other: University of St. Thomas staff and students – Free, ID required.
For those who cannot be with us in Minneapolis, a free livestream of the event will be broadcast on the St. Paul campus in ASC 340. No need to register for the St. Paul viewing – just show up! A recording of the event will also be available afterwards.
Diversity Insights Breakfasts are eligible for HRCI and SHRM continuing education credits! Please contact Ben Rue (rue06077@stthomas.edu) for details.

Dr. Mitch Kusy’s Seminar for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion

Date & Time: Thursday, March 1, 8-10am

Location: University of St. Thomas | Opus Hall 201 | 1000 LaSalle Ave | Mpls, MN 55403

Cost: $30

Other: University of St. Thomas staff and students – Free, ID required.
For those who cannot be with us in Minneapolis, a free livestream of the event will be broadcast on the St. Paul campus in ASC 340. No need to register for the St. Paul viewing – just show up! A recording of the event will also be available afterwards.

Diversity Insights Breakfasts are eligible for HRCI and SHRM continuing education credits! Please contact Ben Rue (rue06077@stthomas.edu) for details.

Has Incivility in Society Arrived at the Workplace? What It Means and What We Do About It.

Narcissists, bullies, and clever chameleons “knock down, but kiss up.” They shame, manipulate, and polarize. We feel the angst they cause but are often not aware that 94% of 400+ leaders Dr. Kusy and his colleague studied reported working with a toxic person in the past 5 years. Why do we put up with them? And for so long?”

The answers to these questions and dozens more are the latest fuel for Mitch’s latest book—Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore: A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees. Intuition in handling toxic people is often proven wrong as these Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde chameleons know where their bread is buttered—easily escaping detection from those in power. Mitch’s heavily researched approaches demonstrate simply and clearly not only the “what, why, and how,” but also the “when” in terms of how to handle these tricky personas.

What about those 51% of employees who are likely to quit because of a toxic person and 12% actually do? Learn the answer to the number one question Mitch has received worldwide: How do I handle a toxic boss? These questions and more are handled with “kid gloves” that make a difference in establishing workplaces of everyday civliity—a mantra for all with no “ifs”, “ands” or “buts.”

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply cutting-edge research increasing team and bottom-line performance.
  • Revamp how you recruit, evaluate performance, and conduct exit interviews—enhancing everyday civility and organizational productivity.
  • Use the Kusy Toxic Cost Worksheet© to demonstrate how to save 4% off the bottom line in your own organization.
After his presentation, Dr. Kusy’s book will be on sale at a discounted price and he will be personally signing purchased copies!

About Dr. Mitch Kusy

A 2005 Fulbright Scholar in Organization Development, Dr. Kusy is a professor in the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University. Previously, Mitch was a professor at the University of St. Thomas Graduate Program in Organization Learning & Development. He has consulted and been a keynote speaker with hundreds of organizations nationally and internationally—enhancing work cultures of respectful engagement that impacts individual, team, and bottom-line performance. He previously headed leadership and organization development at American Express and HealthPartners. Prior to Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore: A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees, Mitch co-authored five business books—one a business best-seller. In 1998, he received the Minnesota Organization Development Practitioner of the Year Award. He resides in Minneapolis and Palm Springs.