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


Employee Assistance (EA) Consultants

Susan Bagdasarian

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-8167


Deborah Hard


Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-645-4460


Neil McGillicuddy

Employee Assistance Program

Phone: 716-887-2498


Other Opportunities To Improve Your Workplace Relationships


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


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

Reduce stress and anxiety by learning this meditation technique.
Leave your stress behind: Discover and explore a myriad of techniques, resources and information proven to reduce your stress.
Learn about estate planning, medicaid planning and common asset projection tools in this lunch-time series.
Please join us for another UB EAP Self Care experience! Deborah A. Hard of UB’s Employee Assistance Program starts the day by guiding us on how to fuel our positivity tanks through cultivating more happiness and positive emotion in our lives.
Feeling frazzled? Finding the pressures of work and family overwhelming at times? In this workshop, you will learn simple, enjoyable tools to reduce your stress and anxiety.
This session will review ADHD – what it is, how it is diagnosed, what happens to kids with ADHD as they grow up. You'll learn about the best evidence for effective treatments at home and at school. There will be time left at the end of the talk for questions and conversation.
Are you helping an older relative or friend? You will benefit from this six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools needed to take care of yourself while helping a loved one.

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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