Respectful Workplace

Canada-Wide Live Virtual
Respectful Workplace Training


A respectful workplace is one where every worker is free to contribute to their maximum potential regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, family status or disability, and where workers are valued and supported by the company, their supervisors, and their co-workers. Respectful Workplace training will help employees recognize and avoid behaviours that could be perceived as harassing, bullying, discriminatory, or violence.

Our Live ‘Respectful Workplace Training’ is a 2.5 hour virtual, instructor-led training session presented using an online platform such as Zoom or Skype. Agenda can be customized to meet your training requirements whether it is specific to employee or manager training, groups or one-on-one.

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Our live Canada-wide virtual Respectful Workplace session for employees includes:

  • Respect & Civility (includes HR Proactive video)
  • Harassment in the Workplace
    • Recognizing Harassment
    • Welcome and Unwelcome Behaviour
    • Effect not Intent
    • Harassment and the Law (Protected Grounds)
    • Liability and Responsibility
    • Types of Harassment
      • Bullying
      • Sexual Harassment
  • Violence in the Workplace
    • Behaviours that constitute violence
    • Domestic Violence
  • Discrimination
    • Examples of Discrimination
    • Self-Awareness/Unconscious Bias
  • Impact of Harassment
    • Psychological
    • Victim Impact
    • Impact on the Workplace
  • Importance of a Harassment-free Workplace
    • What to Do
    • Reprisal
    • Bystander Intervention

Manager training includes:

  • Building and Maintaining a Respectful Workplace
    • Model Respect
    • Take Action
    • Encourage Employees
    • Preventative Measures

Harassment, discrimination and violence are unacceptable in the workplace. Silence can be interpreted as acceptance. Our live Respectful Workplace Training Session includes a discussion on Bystander Intervention, including the definition of bystander and ways to safely get involved. Bystander Intervention training has been shown to be more effective than other training in addressing uncivil behaviour in the workplace.

Employee Learning Objectives

  • Define a respectful and civil workplace and why it is important
  • Identify harassment, bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and violent behaviours
  • Differentiate between harassing and non-harassing behaviours
  • Identify the protected grounds in Human Rights Law as they relate to discrimination
  • Gain an awareness of discriminatory actions and unconscious bias
  • Recognize behaviours that could lead to workplace violence
  • Understand the steps to take if you or someone you witness is subjected to harassment, bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, or violence
  • Describe employer and employee responsibilities and accountabilities

Takeaway: Employees will be provided with a handout of our comprehensive PowerPoint Presentation as a resource.

Call us at 1.888.552.1155 or email to book your Live Virtual Respectful Workplace Training Session for Employees and Managers.

Harassment is serious. It has an impact on individual workers and can hurt the overall health of the workplace. All of us are responsible for ensuring our workplace is free from harassment and co-workers are treated with dignity and respect.

HR Proactive offers a blended learning solution with our
Online Respectful Workplace Harassment Prevention Training.
This training will benefit new hires and can be rolled-out as an employee refresher course.
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Visit for information on our Prevention of Harassment & Bullying in the Workplace province specific training for Alberta (Bill 30), British Columbia (Bill 14), Ontario (Bill 168) and Canada-Wide.

Client Testimonial

To Whom It May Concern:

Subject: HR Proactive

I'd pretty much given up on buying off-the-shelf training materials. Each time I tried 'canned programs,' I was dissatisfied with some or most aspects. Packages were either light on content, included insufficient guidelines for Facilitators, or lacked activities with a clear link to the material and experiential application.

HR Proactive has been a real find for me and my business. I value the completeness and quality of their materials. Their Human Rights program provides well-presented content, simple and helpful lesson plans, and excellent activitites to ensure transfer of learning. They even tailored their workshop materials to suit my clients in Federally regulated workplaces!

I attended the launch of HR Proactive's two-day workshop "Investigating Human Rights In the Workplace." I found the workshop to be very comprehensive, delivered by a trainer with a wealth of hands-on experience to draw on. Perhaps the best indicator for me as to the value of the program is that I have since returned to the materials as a practical reference and refresher when I carry out investigations.

I've saved considerably on development time, and feel that I have finally found a source for training materials which gives me great value for my money.


Gail Lawrence, Certified Instructional
TrendLine Consulting Services
Human Resources Management Consultants