Engage Your People Through Wellness
Wellness at Work Program
Employers are required to protect the mental and physical health of their employees. This includes protection from harassment, violence, and bullying. Some employers have been held liable for exposing employees to unsafe work environments that have resulted in psychological harm.
Investing in workplace health and wellness makes good business sense. Attendees leave our workshops with the tools to deliver immediate impact where they work. Sensitivity Training Canada offers resources and expertise to build respectful workplaces with high-performing employees. Contact us today!
Workplace Anti-Bullying/Harassment Workshop
- How to recognize workplace bullying.
- What is not workplace bullying.
- How to deal with situations when harassment, bullying, and incivility have occurred.
- Tips for managers on how to detect, prevent, and limit the harmful effects of workplace bullying.
- Role play of specific situations such as bottom-up, peer-to-peer, top-down, and intergenerational bullying.
Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy Development
In consultation with you we can develop a Bullying/Harassment Prevention policy that:
- Includes a statement from senior management to all employees.
- Describes bullying and the types of behaviours that constitute it.
- Includes a statement of risks to the company and its employees.
- Sets out the complaints process.
- Encourages workers who witness bullying/harassment to report it.
- Clearly states that retaliation against or victimization of workers who report incidents will not be tolerated.
- States a commitment to prompt action if workplace bullying/harassment occurs.
Sensitivity Training for Workplace Restoration Workshop
This customized workshop is an effective way to address inappropriate workplace behaviours. We do this by taking immediate corrective action and minimizing disruption to your workforce. On an individual or group basis, we can provide Sensitivity Training to help employees and managers deal more skillfully with numerous issues. With your input, we will design sessions to address the facts of the particular situation.
Our Sensitivity Training sessions may take place at the workplace or offsite, depending upon the circumstances. We work with you to identify a neutral place at, or, in close proximity to the workplace. Where necessary we can also deliver Sensitivity Training real-time using technology. Our goal is to ensure that the training takes place in a respectful and professional environment where all attendees can feel safe.
Cultural Sensitivity Training for Diversity Workshop
In this workshop participants learn the importance of managing Diversity, broadly defined, at all levels both inside and outside of the organization. We cover how workforce Diversity affects the bottom-line; false assumptions and how they can lead to unintentional biases; how valuing differences prevents workplace discrimination and harassment; cross-cultural communications; cultural sensitivity; and approaches for resolving Diversity-related conflict.
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Mental health problems and illnesses are the leading cause of both short and long-term disabilities in Canada. The Canadian Mental Health Commission has reported that, in any given year, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy in excess of $50billion dollars. As adults spend approximately 60% of their time in the workplaces, the Mental Health Commission of Canada has introduced a framework which helps employers create more psychologically safe workplace by promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work. This framework is called the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (Standard). The Standard is the first of its kind in the world.
Adopting the Standard
Adopting the Standard can help organizations with:
- Financial Performance
- Risk Management
- Organizational Recruitment
This workshop covers strategies and practices that facilitate improvement in Organizational Culture, Psychological and Social Support, Leadership, Workplace Respect, Psychological Demands, Employee Growth and Development, Recognition and Reward, Employee Involvement and Influence, Workload Management, Balance at Work, Employee Engagement, Psychological Protection, and protection of Physical Safety.
While voluntary, adoption of the Standard's suggested practices is linked to improvement in mental health, organizational outcomes, and therefore, highly recommended.
Sexual Violence and Harassment Workshop
On September 8, 2016 the Ontario government made Bill 132 law. The Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act picks up where Bill 168 left off in 2010 and it amends, among other statutes, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which requires that the definition of Harassment be expanded to include Sexual Harassment. Harassment must also now be treated as a Health and Safety issue in the workplace.
Under Bill 132, employers are now required to:
- Provide employees with workplace Harassment training.
- Develop and maintain a workplace Harassment program.
- Establish a complaint mechanism for reporting complaints or incidents of workplace Harassment.
- Establish an investigation procedure to deal with complaints or incidents pertaining to workplace Harassment.
Everyone benefits in a safe workplace. Train your employees, develop a compliant Bill 132 Policy, and Program that brings it to life!