Detox Your Work Environment: Taking Control


Monday, August 19, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Do you ever wonder why you feel so exhausted at the end of the workday? Dealing with toxic and difficult co-workers daily can turn your dream job into a nightmare! You spend too much of your energy dealing with issues and resolving problems caused by the main culprits: one or more problematic co-workers. All this can be extremely draining, especially if you must come to the same environment every day. As the pressures of emotionally-charged interactions with your co-workers increase, you may find it challenging to handle these downright negative and argumentative people. This workshop will give you a new perspective on this problem as well as useful skills and strategies you can use to take control.


Carmen M Rodriguez
, Cook County Adult Probation Department

Carmen is the Past President of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). She has been involved with APPA for the past 29 years. Prior to becoming APPA’s Past President, she served as President for a two -year term, President-Elect for one term, Vice President for two terms, served as the State of Illinois Regional Representative, and served on the APPA Executive Committee as one of the At-Large Regional Representatives for several terms. Of the 29 years involved with APPA, she has over 18 years’ experience serving on the Executive Committee of APPA.