Working with Difficult People Workshop

The law firm of McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert and Berghoff

Business Book Roundtable

The University of Chicago Women's Business Group (UCWBG)

April 20, 2010: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you ever had to work with a difficult boss or team, you know how challenging it can be to perform your job to your fullest potential and shine.  Whether sabotaging success, creating chaos within teams or entire departments, or just making tasks thornier than they have to be, difficult people can generate unnecessary obstacles and impede or dampen the professional success of others.


The law firm of McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert and Berghoff
300 South Wacker
Chicago, Illinois


Event Details

In this fun and dynamic workshop, participants will learn how to effectively identify and work with the three most popular behaviors of difficult people: passive/aggressive, help-rejecting/complaining, and projection.  Case studies will be used to illustrate the most common scenarios and specific techniques to successfully intervene will be discussed.  At the end of the workshop, participants will learn how to work effectively with some of the most difficult people, reduce the level of stress they experience in the workplace and get the recognition they deserve!


$25 UCWBG Members & MBHB Employees $30 Students $35 Non-Members


Register Online
Registration information must be provided to Building Security in advance, so no late registration can be accepted. Please be sure to have a photo ID with you for access to the workshop.

Deadline: 4/18/2010

Speaker Profiles

Jinnie English (Speaker)
President & CEO, Chicago High Achievers

Jinnie English will lead this fun and concrete workshop.  Jinnie is the President and CEO of International & Chicago’s High Achievers, a human development firm that provides think tank, training and psychotherapy services to high achieving professionals, their families and corporations.  For more information on Jinnie English, visit


Elene Cafasso, `87 
UCWBG VP Leadership & Professional Development