Understanding Disruption

Understanding Disruption in Distressed Physicians & Medical Organizations

Historically, disruptive behavior in the workplace was attributed to an individual’s difficulty with anger management. In fact, the problem is more complex and includes organizational as well as team/department factors. Nevertheless, individual difficulties with self-regulation, conflict resolution, risk management, reputational awareness, and diplomacy are critical to successfully negotiating the risks of interdependent collaboration. Adaptive self-regulation in the face of organizational dysfunction is a matter of clinical-professional competence. As the delivery of medical services changes, clinicians need to be informed and adapt to these changes in order to thrive.

Check with your state medical board, hospital setting or provincial college in advance to inquire about receiving official credit for this 2-day workshop.


• Identify specific challenges in interpersonal functioning and organizational awareness

• Identify etiological factors that contribute to emotional dysregulation

• Learn concepts for effectively negotiating workplace conflicts

• Learn to engage adaptive risk management strategies

• Learn new management and leadership skills

• Redirect one’s career toward a more intentional, non-reactive, and sophisticated mode of professional functioning


• Understand the criteria that define disruptiveness and its impact on clinical care

• Learn that disruptive behavior is a multi-determined phenomenon based on the collision between individual factors within an interpersonal and organizational context

• Learn that disruptive behaviors are end-stage symptoms of underlying internal distress, not legitimate professional behaviors

• Understand professional self-regulation as the interface between mindful attention to one’s internal state, empathy, and social-organizational awareness

• Develop skills to effectively contain, conceptualize, and manage inevitable emotional arousal in self and others

• Develop an individualized behavioral risk-management plan to protect oneself and others within modern medical settings

Workshop Dates:

October 26-27, 2017
(8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
February 8-9, 2018
(8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
May 3-4, 2018
(8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
August 2-3, 2018
(8:30 am – 5:00 pm)
November 1-2, 2018
(8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Register online! Or call Carly at 785-856-0473 to register. Cost is $1,950.