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What Is Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

To use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.

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What can YOU do to stop bullying?   Assertive Phrases:
  • Ignore the bully.
    Don't react.

     
  • Walk away!
    Especially if you are in danger

     
  • Stand up for your yourself.
     
  • Find allies.
    There's strength in numbers.

     
  • Don't be a bystander.
     
  • Ask for help.
     
  • Don't bully others.
  • Friends don't treat each other
    that way.

     
  • That's no way to treat
    a friend.

     
  • That was NOT funny.
     
  • Stop it right now!
     
  • That's bullying. Not Cool!
     
  • What you said was 
    really mean.

     
  • That sounds like a rumor to me. 

 

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John Heydt

John HeydtJohn is a former educator who has worked as a headmaster, teacher, crisis counselor and prevention specialist in both institutional and public school settings.  He holds degrees in sociology, English, emotional disturbance and behavioral disorders and is a certified chemical dependency counselor.  John has developed leadership “weekends” for both students and educational staff, and has led a great many high adventure rock climbing and canoeing treks in Minnesota’s BWCA. 

Upon retirement, John transitioned into presentation activities with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.  He is a passionate advocate for social justice who spends his down time reading, biking and playing with grandkids. 

Areas of Expertise
  • Diversity 101
  • New Conversations about Race and Racism Facilitator
  • New Conversations: Uncovering Five Myths That Support Racism Faciliator

Scott Keehn

With a degree in Sociology & Religion, Scott became an ordained minister in 1980 and has worked in six churches of varying sizes since then. Serving a congregation is the very definition of working with people. Scott says, “I take pride in knowing that I have grown in terms of my ‘people skills’.

Scott and his wife have two children; son Jeremiah and daughter Naomi. They adopted Naomi from Korea in 1996. As a result, Scott has witnessed first-hand the challenges that can go with being a minority. Being “different” is not always positive and has at times brought pain and discomfort to the family. The experience of loving and raising a Korean-born daughter gives Scott a heartfelt feeling for the importance of diversity and inclusiveness. Even as he is in his fourth decade of marriage, Scott keeps welcoming change; “I know that I will continue to grow – by trial-and-error if necessary –to prepare me for the next phase of professional growth.” 

Scott enjoys photography, videography and putting together Power Point presentations. He also enjoys staying on the cutting edge of Diversity and Inclusion developments and volunteers his free time when he can. Scott is a pillar in the community and a blessing to those around him.

Areas of Expertise
  • Diversity 101
  • New Conversations: Uncovering Five Myths That Support Racism Facilitator

Debra LeDoux

Debra LeDouxActive in education since 1978, Debra has a dynamic sense of societal transformation that comes with multi-generational contact over time. Add to that a Bachelors Degree in Vocational Education, a Masters Degree in Management with an emphasis on Human Resources, English as a Second Language (ESL) training and Safe Zone certification, and that makes Debra a socially- aware person who brings a lot of classroom and real-world experience to the table.

Her circle of friends and family is broad and diverse, giving Debra an up-close-and-personal view of how multi-racial society can – and should – function. She believes that diversity makes any organization or community a richer and more vibrant place. Debra is a “project-oriented” multi-tasker and has a professional range of assets that is balanced with a sense of community involvement.

Debra loves to re-finish old furniture, read a good book and enjoys relaxing with family and friends.  She’s a board member for the Alexandria Literacy Project and volunteers with ESL students.  “Working with the ESL students is an awesome experience. I often feel I get more back from them than I give to them.”

 

Areas of Expertise

·         Diversity 101

·         New Conversations about Race and Racism Facilitator

·         New Conversations: Uncovering Five Myths That Support Racism Facilitator