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Managing Gossip in the Workplace

Course Code:  WTD170

Course Name:  Managing Gossip in the Workplace

Prerequisite:  None

Department:  Human Capital Services

Length of Session:  1 Hour

Audience:  All Employees

Session Description:  Is gossip a problem in your work area? Do you always find yourself in a situation where gossip surrounds you and you don't know what to do about it?  Gossip is a commonplace activity which can be negative and have long-lasting effects in the workplace.  This session will allow you to understand your role in gossip situations and what you can do when you encounter gossip.

This training session can also be brought to your department. To learn more about this opportunity, please email learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu.

Session Objectives:  As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Define gossip.
  • Identify reasons why gossip occurs.
  • Discuss the effects of gossip situations in the workplace.
  • Describe strategies that can be utilized to eliminate gossip from the workplace.

You may enroll through HRIS Self-Enrollment to receive immediate confirmation (see the Employee Self Service Learning & Development directions for more information). Or e-mail learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu and include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title and course date. Enrollment will be confirmed by an e-mail response to the sender.

It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the necessary departmental approvals prior to enrolling.

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