Building a Respectful Workplace

How to Accept Value and Respect Differences in the Workplace

While many people may not realize it, disrespectful behavior in the workplace is bad for the work environment. When people feel offended, embarrassed or humiliated, it hurts work relationships and often lowers productivity. In this workshop, participants will learn how to accept value and respect differences in the workplace.

This one-day workshop is very interactive and dynamic. Individual and team exercises, self-assessments, videos, case studies and role-plays are built in to develop the participant’s skills quickly. The workbook is user friendly and it is a great tool for personal review.

This workshop is offered within organizations for groups of 5 people or more.

Course duration: 1 day
Course language: English or French – separate workshops

Workshop Topics (Adaptable to client’s specific needs)

What is a respectful workplace?

The importance of respectful behaviour in the workplace

The workplace impact of non-respectful behaviour
• Examples of harassment, bullying, and retaliation
• The difference between impact and intent
• The costs

Harassment and bullying
• Preventing it
• Responding to it
• Reporting inappropriate behavior
• Accountability and responsibilities

The role of Self-Respect

Embracing diversity
• Respecting others
• Respectful Behavior
• Respecting the workplace

The organization’s policy on respect in the workplace

Action plan

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

• Describe the characteristics of a respectful workplace and recognize appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviours
• Recognize the negative impact of non-respectful behaviours on individual employees and on an organization
• Define discrimination, harassment and personal harassment (bullying) and recognize behaviours which may constitute discrimination or harassment
• Appropriately respond to a situation involving workplace discrimination or harassment, whether as the victim or as the accused
• Identify the responsibilities of the organization with regard to the creation and maintenance of a respectful workplace
• Know the roles and responsibilities of management with regard to the identification and resolution of workplace situations involving discrimination or harassment

Who Should Attend?

All levels of management, team leaders, and employees.

For more information on this workshop, please contact:
Sophie Gouédard
Tel: 613-234-2020, ext. 21

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