A respectful workplace is a prerequisite for building a successful and productive organization. Healthy workplaces foster innovation and contribute to employee well-being. This results in greater job satisfaction, increased employee participation and improved work performance. This workshop explores the components of respect and addresses individual responsibilities within the work environment. In addition, participants will learn how to voice their expectations as well as initiate and respond to difficult conversations about disrespectful behaviour. Participants will return to work with the attitudes and skills necessary to contribute to creating and sustaining a respectful work environment.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • Respect or Tolerance
  • The Cost of Doing Nothing
  • The Legal Framework for Respect
  • Violation of Human Rights
  • Violation of Workplace Policy
  • Grey Areas in Respect
  • Identifying Unhealthy Environments
  • Assessing Your Workplace
  • Identifying Healthy Environments
  • Assessing Disrespect
  • Steps to Deal with Disrespect
  • Your Part in Maintaining Respect
  • Domains of Accountability
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Everyone’s Responsibilities
  • Strategies for Change
  • Respectful Workplace Policy Basics



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Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, skill building, video and small group discussions