Respect in the workplace for Employees

A half-day workshop for employees that builds foundational knowledge and allows for the opportunity to discuss and practice
  • Half-day
  • Workshop
  • Employees


The clearest evidence of respect in the workplace can be found in productive, creative employees who share an awareness and appreciation of each other. When a workplace is lacking in respect, the signs can be destructive: high levels of turnover, conflict, and grievances, low levels of morale, attendance, and productivity. The boundaries of what is and is not acceptable are becoming increasingly clear and must be respected. This workshop takes a very human approach to the issue of respect, and will provide participants with the tools they need to create and maintain a respectful workplace.

TELUS Health Learning also offers this workshop specifically for leadership groups

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In-person: Lecture (40%), Interactive discussions (40%), Case study (20%)
Virtual classroom: Lecture (35%), Interactive discussions (45%), Case studies (20%)

The half-day (3 hours) workshop is for all employees, in any organization. Today, more than ever, it is essential to train all members of an organization on Respect in the Workplace.

The workshop begins with an icebreaker activity and continues with a presentation of the different concepts related to respect: civility, incivility, prejudice, discrimination, harassment and, more specifically, sexual harassment. Definitions, but more importantly examples, are shared so that participants can easily identify inappropriate behavior. A brief description of the categories of harassers is also reviewed. Afterwards, a test to identify these concepts is offered to participants (during the virtual sessions) as well as a group activity that challenges them on the different facets of inappropriate behavior. The workshop continues with a presentation on the responsibilities of employees with Respect to the Workplace and, to equip them to face their responsibilities, a model of respectful communication is taught. A case study and role play will help participants use their skills and knowledge to communicate their concerns in a constructive manner. Participants are also informed about the responsibilities of the employer. The course concludes with a summary of key concepts and the EFAP resources.