Dealing with Rumors, Gossip, and Half-Truths

When gossip permeates the workplace, everyone suffers. Every manager wants their work team to get along, but rumors and gossip sometimes spread when people come together. This contributes to an unfriendly or downright hostile work environment. The good news is, techniques to suppress gossip can be learned and incorporated into the culture of any organization.

Training Outline:

  1. Introduction – Dealing with Rumors, Gossip, and Half – Truths
    1. Damaging Effects of Gossip
    2. Civility in the Workplace
  2. Stopping Gossip With the Truth
    1. Reinforce the Truth with Facts
    2. Deal with it Swiftly
    3. Do Not Participate
  3. Case Studies
  4. The Gossiper
  5. Video: Feathers – The Sermon of Fr. Flynn
  6. Closing – Gossip Hits Home



Additional information

Dates & Time
  • May 7th & 9th, 2024 – Live online via Zoom
    • 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM each day
    • Deadline to register: April 23rd, 2024

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Paul Belt


Live Online Via Zoom: You will be sent the Zoom invite after you register and closer to the date of the training.

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