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Respectful Workplace Training Overview


Empower your employees with the knowledge they need to contribute to a healthy and respectful workplace.

If you are trying to create or maintain a more respectful workplace, research confirms that training your employees is important — and not just any training, but interactive training that is customized to your workplace. At Rubin Thomlinson, we design all of our workshops with this in mind.

Our training is unique. As lawyers, we understand that there are key things that your employees need to know, from a legislative or legal perspective. Moreover, as professional trainers, we understand that training by lawyers can often be boring (right?). Our training provides a perfect marriage between delivering key contents and engaging your people. It is designed to have an impactmake people think, and prompt them to adjust their behaviour after the session. Content is specifically focused on core concepts that are easy to understand, and participants learn through both individual and group exercises.

We Train

  • Employees
  • Managers
  • Executives/Leadership
  • Board Members


Respect at Work
This is our introductory workshop, designed to educate employees on the basics of a respectful workplace, which includes a review of prohibited behaviours like harassment and discrimination. Participants will gain confidence in their strategies for resolving issues (along with the grey areas) that arise in diverse workplaces.

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Respect at Work – Refresher
A true commitment to maintaining a respectful workplace doesn’t end with one session. Recognizing this, we are firm believers that continuous learning is an important step to take towards maintaining respect in the workplace. This “refresher” workshop is designed to provide updated training to your organization on current trends while reinforcing the core principals taught in our introductory workshop.

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Interrupting Unconscious Bias at Work
The existence of bias in the workplace serves to place marginalized employees at a distinct disadvantage. This advanced workshop is designed to teach participants what unconscious bias is and how it forms in our minds. We will also discuss strategies participants can employ to effectively interrupt it.

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Bystander Intervention in the Workplace
In this interactive workshop, we work with participants to provide them with tools to address inappropriate workplace behaviour of which they may become aware as bystanders. Participants will learn specific strategies to help reduce such incidents at work.

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Responding to Microaggressions in the Workplace
Microaggressions are negative comments that are often subtle and unintentional. In this advanced workshop, we dive into how microaggressions can present in the workplace and help participants gain the understanding and tools they need to recognize these behaviours and deal with them as they occur.

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Responding to Workplace Concerns – Lessons for Leaders
We know that many leaders struggle when employees bring concerns about inappropriate workplace behaviour to their attention. They are often unsure whether they need to act on this information – and even if they want to, they often aren’t sure what they can and should do. This workshop was designed specifically to address these challenges.

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Inquire Today

If you are interested in learning more about our Respect in the Workplace training course and the additional modules, or would like to book this training for your workplace or institution, please fill out the contact form below and a representative from our team will be in touch with you. We will try our best to respond to your inquiry within 48 hours.

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