Western Kentucky University

CWD: Courses: Management and Supervisory Training

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Curing Negativity in Workplace: An Attitude Virus

Session Format:

One 4-Hour Session


In an organization there can be various carriers of the virus. It could be a manager who’s overly critical or who lets out pressure by taking it out on employees. There might be people whose negative outlooks have nothing to do with work. Negative attitudes can disrupt entire organizations causing critical drops in morale and productivity.


The participant will: (1) understand the consequences of negative attitude, (2) be aware of the different types of negative attitudes, (3) learn to recognize the need to take responsibility for a negative attitude and consequences, and (4) learn how to replace old, ineffective reactions with adaptable, productive responses.

Content Outline

  • Disinfecting the workplace
  • Attitude role playing
  • Accentuating the positive
  • Interventions

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for managers, supervisors, supervisory trainees, and team members.

 Last Modified 7/22/13