Positive Workplace Culture

Everyone in New Zealand is entitled to work in a safe and inclusive workplace, where people treat one another with respect.  Sometimes, behaviours at work are not appropriate and the way we deal with that is important. Research tells us that:

  • People are less likely to engage in unacceptable and harmful workplace behaviours if they feel safe and respected at work.
  • People are more likely to engage in pro-social bystander intervention if they believe there is a community of support that will back up their actions.

This training is designed to strengthen a workplace culture that promotes respect, inclusion, trust and productivity.  It is based on up-to-date research and best practice.

Programme objectives:

  • Understand the language of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual harm.
  • Feel comfortable to make appropriate social comments in the workplace.
  • Contribute to a respectful workplace environment.
  • Safely take appropriate action if you witness inappropriate workplace behaviour.
  • Feel empowered to provide genuinely constructive feedback to colleagues.

Participants will complete a pre-workshop online survey participants to describe their current understanding of harassment and their vision of a safe and respectful workplace. Each participant receives a training workbook and engages in team building exercises throughout the workshop. In the workshop, participants explore some of the drivers of unacceptable workplace behaviour, methods for preventing harassment in the workplace, other information related to harassment prevention to develop and maintain a supportive culture of community care.

Email judy@sexualabuseprevention.org.nz for more information.