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Instances of bullying and harassment are all too common in the workplace. Not only are they detrimental to individual wellbeing and organisational performance, in many cases they’re against the law. For every instance of bullying and harassment raised in your organisation, there are likely to be many more that have gone unreported. It’s critical that your staff understand the types of behaviour which are unacceptable in the workplace. We’ve been specialists in bullying and harassment training for over 27 years, offering the positive, practical response you need to move forward.
Our bullying, harassment and discrimination training combines:
In certain cases, we may use our acting team to depict real-life workplace scenarios on the subject. These live-action exercises bring to life a range of inappropriate conversations that individuals may be involved in or overhear around the office.
Our diversity consultants will then facilitate a discussion of the grey areas between banter, inappropriate language and bullying, for example. This ‘experience – reflect – learn’ approach will enable your staff to think through the impact that their behaviour can have on their colleagues.
For this kind of training to succeed, it’s crucial that delegates don’t feel ‘done to’. Our discrimination, bullying and harassment workshops create a safe, open environment for your delegates – ideal for developing more inclusive behaviours and attitudes. We always start by acknowledging the difficulties, and approach them as a challenge that we can all respond to positively. By doing so we’ll engage your delegates with the science behind the subject matter, and so mitigate any sense of sounding accusatory.
Your training course will comprise a blend of presentations, real-life case studies, and facilitated activities including individual, small-group and whole-group interactions and reflection. We’ll tailor the content to your audiences to make sure we offer the right level of interest and challenge. We’ll use interactive exercises to build individual accountability. And all attendees will leave with an understanding of the personal and organisational risk around direct and indirect discrimination and harassment.
Together your delegates will also explore:
By the end of the training, your delegates will feel able and empowered to demonstrate their: