EAPA Lone Star

Workplace Politics - The Meaning and Reason

  • 21 Oct 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting - Online Webinar

About this Event

This is a virtual meeting.

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Workplace Politics - The Meaning and Reason

Guest Speaker

Tarsyia Waddell LPC. LCDC. CEAP. SAP. BCPC

Join EAPA Lone Star as we host this informative webinar.

CEU's will be sponsored by 

University Behavioral Health - Denton


EAPA Lone Star through EACC

Program Highlights

What is workplace politics? Research indicates 60% of workers believe discussing politics at work is unacceptable. Yet, there are many toxic workplaces which create a great deal of harm. What is the effect of politics on the organization and its employees? How can organizations avoid becoming toxic? What are the misconceptions? During this session we will address these questions and more.

We will also learn about:

  • Reasons for office politics.
  • How to navigate the political landmines at work?
  • Ways to reduce politics at the workplace.
  • The role of employees in avoiding politics as well as the role of management in avoiding politics.
  • Recognizing the psychological profiles of the players in office politics
  • How to improve your skills through office politics.
  • How the workplace of tomorrow would look like and the EAP role.

About the Speaker

Tarsyia Waddell has been an EAP contractor for Raytheon for the past 12 years. Director/owner of EAP Services at the Cadet Counseling Center and currently a Wellness Coach for Anthem EAP. She holds a Doctor of Divinity, MS. in Clinical Psychology and a BS. in Research Psychology. She conducts regular workshops and training for professional clinical practitioners, law enforcement agencies, Universities and Corporations on such topics as drug free workplace, workplace violence, and critical incident stress debriefing mental health issues, and reactions to trauma.

Tarsyia is also a certified state trainer and a state counselor supervisor for interns seeking their licensure. She is a member of the National Association of Healthcare professionals and active with the local Dallas\ Fort Worth, Houston EAPA chapter. (Board Member/ Membership Coordinator. Previous VP of the Fort Worth Texas Chapter). Since 1996 she has served as a volunteer with the national and local Chapter of the American Red Cross as the disaster CISD mental health provider for the Medical Reserve team of Collin/Dallas County.

Tarsyia has been a mentor, volunteer and a presenter 2014/2017 at the EAPA National World Conference. She has over 25 years of experience working with employers, employees, families, and the community. 

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