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Dickheads at Work

  • Belvoir Street Theatre 25 Belvoir Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)
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Do you work with a dickhead or have a bitchy boss? Does your workplace feel toxic? Organisational research shows that 75% of people say their boss is the worst part of their job. On a more serious note, workplace bullying in Australia has nearly doubled in recent years, leaving some with mental health issues.

Why are so many people complaining about their workplaces? Why does work mean so much to people? Why do companies espouse values that aren't truthful?

In partnership with the UNSW Big Anxiety Festival, join an organisational guru, a bullying expert, a philosopher and an HR sage as they dissect how to deal with a dickhead and detoxify the office.

Please email clearspotclub@gmail your work problems and we'll pick two for the panel to discuss on the night!

The speakers:


Dr Richard Claydon is an organisational expert who has worked at the Macquarie School of Management and Asia Pacific International College. He has consulted to blue-chip companies and worked with ASX-listed organisations. He regularly presents on topics such as the employee experience and the future of work.

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Dr Carlo Caponecchia is a senior Lecturer at the University of NSW with expertise in stress, psychological hazards at work and workplace safety.  Carlo is involved in training, independent investigations and consultancy advice in relation to workplace bullying.



Katriina Tahka is an internationally recognised diversity and inclusion professional, and co-CEO of A Human Agency, an HR consultancy.  She has worked as a workplace relations lawyer and an HR executive in the corporate sector.   She chairs Joining the Dots, a not for profit which supports new arrivals.

Dr Jean-Philippe Deranty is Associate Professor in Philosophy at Macquarie University with a special interest in work.  He is an editor of Critical Horizons, a journal of philosophy and social theory.

DATE: October 19, 2017

VENUE: Belvoir Street Theatre, Belvoir Street, Surry Hills.

TIME: 6:30 pm sharp to 7:45 pm, including Q + A.

Join us for a drink afterwards in the Belvoir foyer.

COST:  $32.50/27.50 (concession).

If you buy on the night, there is no booking fee but you may miss out! 

For low income earners, please contact and we can work out a special rate. 

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