RESPECT Rules for Leaders

What every leader must know - what you need to do to meet and exceed workplace bullying, harassment and violence legislation and the consequences for not taking the required actions. In this workshop we will define workplace respect and explore your role and the actions you must take as a leader to protect employees from exposure to bullying, harassment and examine the actions you need to take when aware of workplace violence or the potential of client-initiated violence. We will also explore the issue of respect in the workplace. RESPECT rules. We define respect as respect of self and of others. Respect is a broad term that includes: respect for the work environment and respect for different viewpoints, philosophies, religion, gender, lifestyle, ethnic origin, physical ability, beliefs and personality.

Why does respect work? Because respect contributes to a cooperative culture, in which mutual respect frees individuals to contribute. The result is a positive impact on individual performance and organizational productivity.

Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • define workplace respect
  • identify the legislation which supports the creation of a respectful workplace
  • identify the leadership Do’s and Don’ts when creating a respectful workplace
  • outline the steps to take in response to workplace bullying, harassment and/or violence
  • outline the importance of respect and civility in the workplace for maintaining top talent and increasing engagement
  • use the basic rules of RESPECT to contribute to a respectful workplace
  • identify the benefits of an inclusive workplace
  • identify the steps to take to ensure your organization’s leaders and employees understand your organization’s bullying and harassment and prevention policy
  • identify strategies for contributing to a respectful workplace, where employees are treated with respect and dignity. 


This workshop can be delivered in a full day.