Improve Workplace Relationships

Creating healthy relationships at work helps to support a vibrant and productive workplace. Your Employee Assistance (EA) consultant is ready to help you with any interpersonal concerns.

Your concerns might include:

  • differing work styles
  • personality conflicts
  • perceived bullying

Contact an Expert

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Phone: 716-645-4461

Email: ub-eap@buffalo.edu

Employee Assistance (EA) Consultants

Susan Bagdasarian.

Susan Bagdasarian

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-8167

Email: sb14@buffalo.edu

Neil McGillicuddy.

Neil McGillicuddy

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-4458

Email: nm23@buffalo.edu

Other Opportunities To Improve Your Workplace Relationships

Mediation

Get help managing interpersonal problems or workplace disputes involving one or more people in a neutral, professional setting.  Get a peaceful and satisfactory resolution to your problem.

Using mediation services may be able to help you if you are experiencing:

  • Interpersonal issues
  • Perceived bullying
  • Personality conflict
  • Supervisor-supervisee conflict
  • Co-worker conflict
  • Differing work style

Training

Attend a training to improve your well-being. Free workshops are offered to all UB employees on each of the UB campuses during the Fall and Spring semesters, and during the summer.  Workshops are led by professionals expert on the topic, and participants are typically highly satisfied with the workshops they attend.  UB employees may attend workshops during their work time, provided that they have received supervisory approval. Suggestions for training topics are always welcome.

EAP Wellness and Health Trainings

9/3/19
Learn simple self-care practices for a healthy mind, body and soul by learning more about the benefits of exercise, massage, proper nutrition and environmental health. Interact with therapy dogs, get a massage, and visit vendor tables. Continental breakfast and lunch included. 
9/6/19
Learn about estate planning, medicaid planning, caregiving and retirement in this lunch-time series.
10/21/19
This three-part program draws from the experience and expertise of Mindfulness Teacher, Dave Bauer. Participants will discover the elements of mindfulness, and then, using interactive and research-based tools, gain new behaviors in mindful living. The program is being held on three consecutive weeks -- when you enroll you are automatically registered for all three weeks.

Customized Workshops For Workplace Concerns

Obtain a training customized to the needs of your department or work-group. Popular workshops include:

  • Improving communication
  • Defusing conflict
  • Improving office climate
  • Managing stress
  • Supervisory skills to manage tough issues

Guided, Facilitated Conversations

Are you having difficulties talking with a colleague? Is there a lack of understanding and a great deal of frustration? Are you just trying to avoid conversations now? We can meet confidentially with you and your colleague to help you come to an understanding and to help you improve matters for the future. 

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