Chapter Meeting: Dealing with Your Most Difficult People

Power Skills
Presentation Topic
Master Manipulators, Gossips and Workplace Saboteurs: Dealing with Your Most Difficult People  

Speaker:  Paul Pelletier


Paul Pelletier is a project manager, corporate attorney, multiple author and international professional speaker. He is an advocate, consultant and trainer in workplace respect, ethics, conflict management and leadership.

He served on PMI’s Ethics Member Advisory Group for five years. Paul is a regular presenter at project management conferences and has worked with over 25 PMI Chapters in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Paul is a published author in the field of workplace bullying. Paul’s 2018 book “The Workplace Bullying Handbook and his 2016 book “Workplace Bullying – It’s Just Bad for Business” are an inspirational call to action to ending bullying at work.


Presentation Overview

Research shows that more than 70% of workers have been impacted by disrespectful workplace behavior. Disrespect comes in many forms: rudeness, sabotage, gossip, bullying, harassment, ignoring, and the list goes on. Regardless of the type, its impact is enormous: disengagement; loss of creativity and productivity; and people quitting. It creates dysfunctional workplaces that impact your projects, clients, reputation and bottom line.

Fortunately, there are many proactive, preventative measures that you can take to manage disrespect. With tools and an action plan, everyone can prevent, manage and eliminate your workplace nightmare.

Disrespect happens, no matter how we reinforce expectations for workplace respect. If ignored or handled badly, it devastates projects and teams. If handled early and effectively, relationships and workplace culture will be enriched. This makes disrespect management critical. Simply put - disrespect requires intervention and direct conversations.

This presentation will enable participants to effectively reduce and manage workplace disrespect. More specifically, it will enable participants to enhance their communication skills for proactively engaging to confront disrespect, addressing bad behavior, having difficult conversations, Improving listening skills and enriching relationships and workplace culture.

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6:30 PM to 6:45 PM – Chapter Business
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM – Presentation by Paul Pelletier
7:45 PM to 8:00 PM – Q&A and Meeting Closure


Attendees can Self-Report 1 PDU under the LEADERSHIP category.

Venue Details

The February Chapter Meeting will be hosted virtually on Zoom.

Zoom Meeting details will be provided immediately upon completion of registration in the Registration Confirmation email.

If you do not receive the Registration Confirmation email, please contact Jim Boland at

Payment Policy

There are NO refunds for this event once registration is complete.


$15.00 Guest Ticket
$20.00 after 11:59 pm February 9
$10.00 Earlybird rate before January 16

$15.00 Member Ticket
$20.00 after 11:59 pm February 9
$10.00 Earlybird rate before January 16

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Type of category: Chapter Meetings

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: February 16th, 2022

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Late date:: 14 February 2022 to 12:00AM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: USD$10.00

Non members and Guests: USD$15.00

Late member: USD$10.00

Late non member: USD$20.00