Respectful Workplaces

Respectful Workplaces for Leaders

Our Leaders program focuses on roles and responsibilities in relation to EEO, discrimination, bullying and harassment.  It supports leaders to understand the legislative basis for EEO and discrimination guidelines, the impacts of inappropriate behaviour and the processes they need to follow when they are required to respond to claims of inappropriate behaviour.

Again, our program is unique because it reorients participants’ leadership stance and outlook, building skills to help them infuse respecful interactions in their team.  Leaders will be able to support their teams to interact respectfully while engaging in challenging and robust conversations in pursuit of business goal achievement.

The workshop is followed by an online competency assessment to track the value of participants learning and confirm their competency.

This progress is further strengthened through the Leaders Guide and the Respectful Workplace Toolkit.

Program focus areas include:

    • What can I do as a Leader to model the principles of a respectful workplace in my day to day activities?
    • Understand what types of behaviour amount to discrimination, bullying and harassment and what does not.
    • What is reasonable management action and what isn’t?
    • Taking a risk management approach to reduce the risk.
    • As a leader, know what steps to take in when you receive a workplace concern relating to inappropriate behaviours.

Respectful Workplaces for Employees

Respectful engagement requires more than a policy framework, instruction and employee awareness.  It requires employees to adapt their mindsets and their skill sets to be equipped with an understanding of ‘what to do, how to do it, and why’  when disrespect is experienced or observed.

The compelling advantage of the Respectful Workplace Suite is that it provides awareness workshops, mindset preparation and leader skill acquisition combined with leadership development resources to sustain the transfer of training.  This approach embeds the learning, which can carry a team through the most challenging goals over a 2 year period.

The Respectful Workplaces for Employees program can be obtained as a full suite or in discrete module format.

Our 2 hour EEO Awareness program is designed for employees without leadership responsibility.  It is practical, action-based and effective.  It provides employees with competency in EEO, anti-discrimination and anti-bullying principles, and beyond.  It triggers behavioural change by building self-efficacy in staff to engage with each other and attempt to resolve locally any disagreements, concerns or hiccups in their immediate operating environment.  Having employees address their workplace concerns or dysfunctions directly and proactively is the expedient approach to diffusing conflict, and it should counter the majority of issues that might lead to a formal grievance. It equips employees with the tools and strategies to self-manage behaviours and conflicts at the team level, reducing the need for escalation.  Moreover, respectful engagement creates an emotional ambiance for genuine mutual interest in others workplace commitment, building a trust base for a healthy, high performing team.

The program is followed up by 8 tips, fixes and articles disseminated weekly over 2 months following the face-to-face session which embeds the learning in context.

Program focus areas include:

    • What is a respectful workplace and what are the expected standards of behaviour required as an employee.
    • What can each person do to demonstrate respectful behaviours at work?
    • Understanding what types of behaviour amount to discrimination, bullying and harassment and what does not.
    • The impacts of disrespectful behaviours.
    • Responding to disrespectful behaviours – what to do if I experience inappropriate workplace behaviour or conflict?

Respectful Interactions

Respectful workplaces are built when those within them demonstrate respectful behaviours toward each other. Building respect and collaboration requires more than a policy framework, instruction and employee awareness.  It requires employees to adapt both their mindsets and their skill sets. This short and intensive workshop takes a deeper look at building behaviours and interpersonal skills which foster healthy and positive workplace relationships.

Post program your organisation will receive bi-monthly post-program communication briefs which can be distributed to participants to keep the conversation alive.

Program focus areas include:

  • What is Respect at work is and why it is important?
  • The importance of self-awareness.
  • Tips and techniques to enhance respectful communication.
  • The role of perception & assumptions – why do they create issues?
  • How to break the cycle of disrespect by BRAVING.

Platinum Respectful Workplaces for Leaders

This Respectful Workplace for Leaders Program option contains a heightened focus on the participant’s mindset, facilitating deeper diagnostic insight and self awareness.  Individual participant profiling explores conscious and unconscious behaviours. Stress accompanying difficult conversations and team dynamics can typically increase the risk of unproductive behaviours occurring outside of conscious awareness.  This will be accompanied with individualised insights into the behavioural demands of a leader’s role with a focus on supporting a respectful and collaborative team. For this purpose we use a reliable and validated diagnostic, The Birkman Method (TBM).

Respectful Workplaces Online

PEEL HR has transformed our Respectful Workplace for Leaders and Respectful Workplace for Employees Programs into two interactive on-line learning courses.

The programs have been designed to allow organisations the flexibility to provide induction training or refresher training in between their face-to-face delivery, ensuring all employees, regardless of when they enter the organisation are aware of their obligations to maintain a Respectful Workplace. We use a range of typical scenarios to illustrate and test the learners understanding of the concepts embodied in the course.