Addressing Problematic and Disrespectful Behaviors in the Workplace: Strategies for Organizations

Monday, September 11, 2023

10-11:30 am PT/1-2:30 pm ET (90 minutes)

Disrespectful behavior in the workplace has a measurable impact on employees’ cognitive, creative and collaborative capacity as well as their sense of well-being. Yet, occasional rudeness is also the type of behavior we are most likely to excuse when we witness it. When this behavior goes unchecked it undermines the culture of an organization and the health and wellbeing of individuals and it can escalate into abusive behaviors.

In this session, Nicole Nevarez and Dr. Andrea Jacobs from Ta’amod will identify the most common types of disrespectful workplace behavior that undermine psychological safety and contribute to an unhealthy workplace culture and then focus on intervention strategies. Together, we’ll explore practices organizational leaders can apply when we experience or witness problematic behaviors.

This session will be recorded and available to view upon request. If you have any questions, please contact


Who Should Attend:
This training is for senior and mid-level professionals (including HR, operations, and culture executives).

Pre-registration is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join.

About Our Speakers

Nicole Nevarez (she/her) is the Chief Executive Officer of Ta’amod. She knows that when we take the time to reflect, we have the power to create deep systemic change. As the inaugural director of Ta’amod: Stand Up!, Nicole brings expertise, wisdom, and passion from a diverse background of work in the Jewish non-profit realm. Nicole also provides independent coaching and consultation to support both individuals and organizations in their efforts to steward accountability. Nicole lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children.

Dr. Andrea Jacobs (she/her) is the Chief Program Officer at Ta’amod. She is an educator, researcher, and organizational consultant with over 25 years of experience working for change in Jewish and wider-world communities. She has developed resources and training programs to address gender equity, LGBTQ inclusion and racial justice for a wide range of educational and communal organizations. Andrea is co-founder and partner at Rally Point for Collaborative Change, a consulting practice that focuses on working across difference to facilitate transformative change. Andrea is trained in Theater of the Oppressed and Playback Theater and draws on her training to infuse her work with artistic and improvisational approaches to addressing social justice issues. She is a member of the advisory board of jGirls Magazine and managing director of Yes...AND Playback Theatre company. She lives in Philadelphia.

About Ta’amod

Ta’amod strives to transform Jewish life by equipping institutions and individuals with the resources they need to build healthy, safe, and equitable workplaces and communal spaces. Through training, education, consultation and referrals, Ta’amod apply frameworks of Jewish wisdom and accountability, helping communities live into alignment with their values. Ta’amod is a current grantee of the SRE Network.

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