Conference Day 3 - Tammy Dunnett

Session: When The Right Thing to Do is Not the Easy Thing: How to Gracefully Address A Bully

Presenter: Tammy Dunnett, MN, Founder of Communication Crossroads 

Have you given up on speaking up? Do you feel powerless in your workplace? Is bullying silencing you from doing the right thing and you are now feeling burned out and broken? 
Nurses constantly triage competing priorities with every patient interaction and juggle the boundaries of profession, patient confidentiality, and organizational needs. When a bully is added to the mix, patient safety can be overlooked as we struggle to protect ourselves first. I have been there too and I want to help you take your power back In this presentation, participants will learn how to cultivate a safe workspace as we shine a light on bullying behaviors: 

  • The difference between a bad day and a bully and why that matters

  • Impacts to Person, Place, and Patient

  • 3 Simple and Safe Conversation Starters to Start Using Today

As a survivor of workplace bullying and an advocate for psychologically safe work spaces, Tammy is referred to as the "person to talk to" when conflict arises. Her knowledge is rooted in research and enriched with experiences that invite a deep dive into toxic workplace relationships and their impact on organizational health, personnel wellbeing, and patient safety. Tammy shares her personal story of illness and how hope and resilience lead to recovery and now fuels her passion to help others. 

With over two decades of healthcare experience and teaching, Tammy is focused on elevating collegial relationships and enhancing accountability to influence patient safety. Tammy focuses on the details of communication to improve emotional safety in the workplace and enhance employee wellness, retention, productivity, and innovation. 

She will captivate your audiences and ignite a wave of change.