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Register now for UNI workshop focused on handling employees whose negative attitude impacts the team's success

March 9, 2012

Kim Recker, program manager, UNI Executive Development Center, 319-273-5851,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Registration is now open for the management workshop "How to Manage Nests of Negativity" hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Executive Development Center. The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 4, in the Business and Community Services Building on the UNI campus. The registration deadline is March 28.

"Negativity is contagious," said Kim Recker, program manager for the UNI Executive Development Center. "When not properly addressed, it can spread throughout an organization."

Workshop leader Vickie Robinson, UNI associate professor of educational leadership, counseling and postsecondary education, will pinpoint the motivators and blockers of successful, highly functioning teams. Participants will learn how to identify and confront negative employees who seem to bring down employee morale and detract from the organization's progress, and they will practice handling saboteurs before they infect the rest of the team with their negativity.

The cost is $249 per person. UNI Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount. Businesses can purchase a consortium membership for $1,999, which entitles the business to 10 seats to any of the 2012 management training workshops. Half-day workshops count as a half seat. After the 10 seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a discounted rate of $175 per seat.

For more information or to register, contact the UNI Executive Development Center at 319-273-5851 or

The Executive Development Center is a program of Business and Community Services, a division of the UNI College of Business Administration.