Throughout the years we have recorded WBI University students' personal reviews of the program.
"Without exaggeration, the WBI [Workplace Bullying University] was the best training I have attended in my twenty-three years as a both a union attorney and union representative. While Dr. Namie's knowledge of workplace bullying is encyclopedic, he is able to present this information with incredible clarity and passion. This is a graduate level course and, at the end of it, a union, legal or health professional will be well prepared and have the material resources to provide help to targets of workplace bullying as well to present to interested groups. I cannot give high enough praise to the Workplace Bullying Institute."-Eric F.
"I acquired a treasure trove of historical and current data on the subject, and detailed explanation of every term and dataset along with a substantial amount of supporting material for use in future presentations of my own. This is the first time in my 17 years as a professional that I attended training and walked away with a turn-key program. I highly recommend this program to any professional who wants to be on the leading edge of preventing, training, and correcting one of the leading detractors to workplace health and productivity."-D.I.G.
"I came away with an in-depth perspective that permeated my being. I received more information in 3 days than in the previous 2 years of research. Gary and Ruth Namie bring a perspective to organizational culture, leadership, and HR that can only be derived from personal experience coupled with scholarly research and study."-Richard H.
"Like that infernal whack-a-mole game in carnivals, bullies keep popping up in our organizations. Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie have blown the cover of off this game to show us exactly how bullying works, its devastating effects on employees and the negative impact it has to the bottom line. The Workplace Bullying Institute University program has given me the tools to protect our employees from bullying and to permanently disconnect the bully’s power source. Definitely the most value-added program to organizational development I have attended in my 30-plus years in the business."-Greg H.
"This is more than a course, a class, or a training. It is truly an experience. I have been in HR for 20 years and I can tell you that attending WBU was one of the most fulfilling and gratifying experiences of my life. It even motivated me to seek my PhD and to write my dissertation on workplace bullying."-Nathalie D.
"This is the best training I have attended in my 22 years of being a union advocate." -Judy C.
"The most comprehensive place to get information about workplace bullying -- what to do, what to say. The training provided answers to any and all questions I had before I came. Provided information and background. Provided tools. Packaged everything I need to know in a dynamic training."-Michael K.
"This was a unique and remarkable intellectual and personal experience ... a jam-packed, soup-to-nuts curriculum ... a very, very substantive program... extensive research and commentary ... plenty of time for discussion ... with a chance to share our interests, stories, and experiences ... bonds form quickly and ideas begin to hatch"-David Y.
"I can't say enough about the level of expertise that Gary and Ruth possess. They are on top of the latest legal, organizational, and psychological information....For mental health professionals: You owe it to yourself and your clients to attend this training." -Molly G.
"This is not a 'fluff' training session...There was such an atmosphere of strength in the room as well as an eagerness to be a part of this great movement...It is a must for all leaders who believe an abuse free workplace is a person's basic right. I am amazed at how much knowledge the Namies shared with us in three days. They were professional, knowledgeable, warm, caring, and entertaining. All of us are extremely appreciative of the work they have done over the years, and continue to do. They have indeed been a life saver to thousands. I am forever grateful." -Lana C.
"Gary and Ruth are the "go-to" experts for this topic. They have it all: academic expertise, practical experience, warm and engaging conversational style and that indefinable sense of grace. Quite simply Gary & Ruth are the Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers of workplace bullying!" -Jackie U.
"Few things are as smart as investing in becoming a better thinker and developing a strong mind. Relentless learning is one of the main traits of an open and powerful person. If you want to develop a stronger mind regarding the bullying landscape, culture change or simply seek to improve your skills in identifying bullies, take this course. Do it in a snap. You won't regret it." -Warren P.
"For those on fire to change an adverse culture, this course is a great primer for research and to point the direction that must be taken to eliminate bullies from the workplace. The time the staff and the Drs. Namie worked with the group to increase understanding was remarkable. The materials are excellent, evidenced-based research." -Peggy B.
"I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate your compassion, wisdom, and inspiration. Visiting with you two was truly awe-inspiring." -Pam B.
"Three of the most engaging days of learning that I can remember. We covered fascinating subject matter with a well-researched body of knowledge pertaining to every person who works in business. ... information, facts, and materials that would facilitate and expedite an week-long seminar or semester for higher education." -Carrie C.
"The mass of workers may not recognize what is being done for them, until they experience the exquisite suffering of being abused by an employer with no way to protect yourself. That is, until you are lucky enough to find Dr. Gary Namie and Dr. Ruth Namie. They have the right combination of advanced degrees in clinical and social psychology and unique experience that landed them at the forefront of this cause in the US. The Namie's offer a knowledge tool that deflates the employers' intimidation bubble against mistreated workers." -Christine S.
"It was a privilege to be included in the first class and training session. I first became aware of the work of WBI after my own bullying experience in 1993. Since then, I have been on an individual mission to address both the personal and corporate problems created by workplace bullying. With the WBI training and affiliation, I plan on expanding my advocacy work to include working on legislation in Wisconsin toward a Healthy Workplace Bill." -Monica W.
"I felt it, tasted it, and endured it without understanding that I had been a target until I found the Workplace Bullying Institute. I highly recommend this training for all persons interested in eliminating institutionalized and systemically sanctioned workforce bullying. It has been a life-changing experience for me." -Debbie M.
"It is very well put together, and replete with information, research and tested approaches to the problem of Bullying. Thank them also for the books, slides, notes and material provided. They deserve congratulations and admiration for the work they have maintained over 15 or so years, their educational generosity, and their commitment to legislation in each US state, and their international contribution." -M.W.
Audio quote from Lynda, 2009 WBI University graduate
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Audio quote from Pam R., 2010 WBI University graduate