Fostering Respect and Dignity in the Workplace
Learn strategies to ensure you are providing a respectful workplace environment. Develop strategies to help foster a healthy and safe workplace, free from physical, emotional or psychological bullying, harassment, discrimination, and/or violence.
Respectful Workplace Training, HR Training, Workplace Respect

Fostering Respect and Dignity in the Workplace

Learn strategies to ensure you are providing a respectful workplace environment.  Develop strategies to help foster a healthy and safe workplace, free from physical, emotional or psychological bullying, harassment, discrimination, and/or violence.  

Fostering Respect and Dignity in the Workplace gives you the knowledge, strategies, scripts, and skill sets necessary to facilitate the transition to a more respectful workplace.  Participants will learn practical skills and techniques to bring to the workplace to help ensure a positive and professional working environment in which all people are treated with respect and dignity.  The seminar teaches a proactive approach to workplace respect and provides participants with an understanding how to take responsibility for their role in the process.  Details of the composition, role, and limitations of a respect and dignity team will also be discussed.  Participants will learn through interactive exercises and discussion of material presented by the instructor. 

This is an elective module in the Human Resource Development Program.


Benefits

For Individuals
  • Learn skills to contribute to dignity and respect among the workforce
  • Understand your role in promoting respect and dignity in the workplace
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Share and learn from real workplace experiences
  • Learn to watch for problems and be proactive in finding solutions
For Organizations
  • Promote the creation of a workplace that values respect and dignity for all employees
  • Introduce strategies to help ensure a positive, safe and professional working environment
  • Know how to protect employee rights
  • Learn methods to help avoid workplace conflict
  • Understand how to meet legal and social obligations in the workplace

Who Should Attend

Managers and supervisors, business owners, and human resource professionals.


Details

Learn to foster respect and dignity in the workplace through professional development in:

  • Understanding the principles of a respectful workplace
  • Developing the tools, processes, and curriculum to support the initiative
  • Identifying and managing resistance factors
  • Understanding the true test of a respectful workplace
  • Encouraging employee ownership of respect and dignity in the workplace
  • Ways to sustain the initiative
  • Developing champions
  • Developing a respect and dignity team

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7 



Instructors

Tom Wiseman

Tom Wiseman is principal of Wiseman & Associates Inc., a private firm specializing in people effectiveness, human relations and employee development. He consults nationally on difficult human relations issues, employee improvement and development, and respectful workplace initiatives. He has worked very successfully with unionized and non-unionized workplaces, conducting harassment investigations, workplace personnel interventions, forming and supporting Respectful Workplace Committees, and training all employees in the skills necessary to achieve rapid enhancements in the quality of their workplace culture.

Tom has partnered with the Gardiner Centre for over 26 years designing, customizing, delivering and facilitating training on such topics as conflict management, interpersonal negotiating techniques, fostering respect and dignity in the workplace, problem solving and decision making, time management, and stress management.

As a specialized service, Tom acts as a workplace coach for front-line supervisors and managers, as well as consulting as an executive coach to senior managers and executives.  Tom has also consulted on or developed performance management systems for numerous organizations and trained managers and employees on both giving, as well as receiving, performance based feedback and coaching.



Scheduled Date(s)

June 15, 2015

Price

$395 +HST

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