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    Reducing Drama in the Workplace with Jack Skeen

    Date: September 15, 2017, 7:45am – 9:30am
    Cumberland Valley SHRM Chapter
    Homewood Suites
    1650 Pullman Lane
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    $20.00 MEMBERS $25.00 Non Members (Guests or individuals who have not paid 2017 dues), all of our event fees are non-refundable
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    Please RSVP by Wednesday, 9/13/17 by registering here !

    7:45 am -8:15 am - Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking

    8:15 am - 8:30 am  - CVSHRM Update

    8:30 am-  9:30 am -  Program 

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    Jack Skeen, Ph.D.

    “Reducing Drama in the Workplace” is an interactive seminar teaching participants how to identify “drama” and minimize its’ negative impact.  Drama occurs when people create unnecessary emotional upset.  There are three basic types of drama:

    • Victim drama: fear based
    • Villain drama: anger based
    • Hero drama: rescue based


    These types of drama are dynamically connected.  When we are in the grip of one type of drama, we actually “invite” others into the other two.


    Drama not only distracts people from being productive, it spreads like wildfire as people entice others to join in.  Through state of the art polling devices, participants are able to express their opinions confidentially and work with the concepts that are presented to gain a better understanding of how to spot drama quickly and deal with it effectively.

    Clear skills are then taught to reduce drama.  These include:

    • Mastering oneself
    • Giving up entitlements
    • Developing a spirit of appreciation