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About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker

The Workplace-what’s your role after 8/12/17?

Is there a role for the workplace to implement and engage a little dialog with their employees after 8/12/17 in Charlottesville, Virginia? Well I sure hope they do and now is the time. Things are changing daily in the workplace … Continue reading

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Bullying in the workplace continues. You can read articles daily that link to bullying and the damage it causes. To date there is no law on the books that will stop the madness happening in the workplaces around the country. … Continue reading

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Types of workplace bullying and potential legal protections in the U.S.

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
Last year, counselor Rosemary K.M. Sword and noted psychologist Philip Zimbardo wrote up a nice little summary about the types of bullying that one might encounter in our society, including workplaces, for their Psychology…

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Workplace bullying: HR to the rescue?

Originally posted on Minding the Workplace:
“Never fear, HR is here”??? (Image courtesy of clipartkid.com) Over the weekend I was talking with a good friend about the roles that human resources offices play in responding to potential workplace bullying situations.…

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Stress related issues-Workplace Bullying

It’s a good time to visit the Workplace Bullying Institute website. This site will keep you up to date on the impacts of bullying in the workplace. Studies continue to surface with startling statistics related to the horrors of bullying … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about workplace bullying

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
Talking about workplace bullying is exactly how we get the word out that it exists, why it needs to stop, and what we can do about it. And that’s just what advocates Jessica…

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How workplace bullying targets have to pay for treatment they didn’t invite or deserve

Originally posted on Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill:
Bullying leads to stress, and stress leads to health problems. Health problems can then eventually lead to poor work performance. At that point, workplace bullying targets can either: Take paid sick leave, which…

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