Standing Up, Not Standing By: Implementing a Successful Bystander Anti-Harassment Program
January 27 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Traditional respect training isn’t working. Despite widespread anti-harassment training, workplace harassment continues to be a significant issue in Canadian workplaces. However, one emerging, research-supported strategy has the potential to transform workplaces: bystander intervention. Bystander intervention starts from the premise that everyone has a role to play in reducing harassment. Employees are educated not from the perspective of being considered potential perpetrators (as in traditional training), but rather as allies and advocates for a respectful, inclusive workplace. Effective training is essential, but a successful bystander intervention also requires a strong roll-out strategy, follow-up assessments and feedback. This interactive and informative session, led by Brian Gottheil, a well-respected workplace harassment investigator and trainer, will give you the tools to implement a successful, research-informed, and potentially transformative bystander anti-harassment strategy.
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Being forced to set up a remote workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic caused many employers and employees to realize that it is possible. From video calls to remote logins to programs like Microsoft Teams, we figured it out quickly. Now that we know we can do it, many organizations will want to continue this trend. […]