Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


School of Education

First Advisor

Dr. Scot Headley

Second Advisor

Dr. Eloise Hockett

Third Advisor

Dr. Tiffany Sarkisian


The purpose of this narrative study is to investigate whether isolated anti-corporate gaslighting training, leveraging vignettes, could be of value to organizations. Findings responded to three research questions: (1) How do participants identify when the vignette shifts into corporate gaslighting territory? (2) What perceptions do Learning & Development professionals have of the training experience? (3) What do participants believe the usefulness of this isolated training is for organizations like theirs? Study participants were three professionals across Learning & Development and Human Resource roles. After the anti-corporate gaslighting training session, administering vignette testing, and finally interviewing the group to gauge their perceptions of course efficacy; this training approach was found to be useful and effective. All participants were able to successfully identify corporate gaslighting was present following the learning session. In addition, each participant indicated that the isolated training would be useful within their respective work environments.