In episode four of Women in Safety, sponsored by Safeopedia, we are talking to Linda Crockett Founder of the Alberta Workplace Bullying Resource Centre, and Kirk Babiak of Alberta Advocates and Consumer Representatives about solutions to workplace harassment and bullying. Linda and Kirk share insights and stories from their own professional experiences with us during our discussion.
About Our Guests:
Linda completed her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work with a specialty in workplace harassment and bullying. She completed additional training at the Workplace Bullying Institute in the USA and remains connected and supported as an Alumni member. Linda also completed the Inaugural Summer School: Formulating Evidence-Based Treatment for Targets of Bullying which was hosted by the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH). Researchers and therapists from around the world shared their work with 24 helping professionals. This included assessment, diagnosis and treatment frameworks for treating people traumatized by bullying and harassment. She is an active member of IAWBH.
Linda has been a professional social worker for over 31 years. As a witness and target of Workplace Harassment and Bullying (including mobbing) in her own profession, her career is dedicated to the development of a Centre which provides Education, Intervention, Prevention, and Restorative / Recovery options for Employers and Employees impacted. Linda offers a holistic perspective to addressing the diverse, multi-layered, complex phenomenon of workplace harassment and bullying. She has created a service stationed in Edmonton Alberta to support all Albertans.
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn URL: http://linkedin.com/in/abrc
Twitter URL: @BullyingAlberta
Kirk is a passionate advocate for those who need assistance in obtaining fair treatment, resolving conflicts and seeking rightful entitlements. Along with tackling those issues that seem too complicated, intimidating or full of red tape to address.
Kirk has spent the last 23 years working with individuals in the criminal justice system, the child welfare system, adults in care and the most recent 16 years navigating the WCB system from both the inside and as an independent representative on the outside. He has successfully taken client issues to the Alberta Appeals Commission as a function of the WCB system on numerous occasions, negotiated fair and appropriate compensation for injured workers. He has worked with private insurance companies to ensure clients rights are kept intact. Kirk works tirelessly to ensure agencies, associations, businesses and any entity providing a service are honest and behave with integrity and fairness. He is a skilled in Non-profit Organizations, Coaching, Case Management, Conflict Resolution, and Public Speaking. Strong legal professional graduated from Foundation of Administrative Justice.
Kirk is always putting the rights of Albertans first. Representation in WCB cases, insurance, disability and consumer assistance. If it isn’t fair we will fight to make it fair.
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirk-babiak-4a554951