Edmonton is a diverse community that will continue to attract people of varying backgrounds well into the future. Diversity in the community and in our workplaces is a reality, and employers recognize the need to ensure that all employees have a common expectation for respectful workplace behaviours. Supervisors, managers and others in leadership and supervisory positions have particular roles in modelling and facilitating behaviours that create a welcoming and respectful workplace which is free from discrimination or harassment, and one in which everyone treats each other with respect and dignity. All employees and supervisors contribute to respectful workplaces by taking responsibility for their own actions and their effect on others.
This workshop covers essential skills in recognizing behaviours that constitute workplace harassment. Participants will also be provided with the tools and knowledge to begin designing relevant policies and complaint resolution processes.
This course is facilitated by Candy Khan and Karen Yong. Candy is a certified Change Management Practitioner and Diversity and Inclusion Specialist who has facilitated courses on unconscious bias, achieving excellence in recruitment, respectful workplace practices, intercultural competency and other training to over 10,000 staff. Karen brings 25 years of Organizational Development (OD) experience across sectors specializing in workplace bullying, leadership development and creating healthy spaces. Karen has developed, implemented, and evaluated OD training programs in Canada and the U.S to small and large companies.