"Creating a Respectful Culture"
A large employer wanted something different for their Sex Harassment and Discrimination compliance training. Not the same stuff that the long-term employees had sat through before. At the same time, the employer wanted to build a welcoming culture for all the new hires and a culture defined by respect. To get there, they also needed to train the employees how to better communicate with one another.
The employer knew that online training was available. They even looked into it. Online training, however, doesn’t get employees actually talking to one another. Online training couldn’t engage with “the tough personalities in the room” or answer the questions in real time like “is this what we have come to? Overly sensitive political correctness?” Online training didn’t mix employees from all areas and all levels and get them talking to each other.
“The employer wanted to build a welcoming culture for all the new hires and a culture defined by respect. To get there, they also needed to train the employees how to better communicate with one another.”
My reputation preceded me. An engaging speaker and trainer. A former employment law attorney who knows about conflict, communication, and the legal responsibilities of the employment relationship. We started to talk and explore possibilities.
The result: an adaptation and expansion of our most popular training What Know One Taught You about Workplace Communication, But Expects You to Know and layered it with interactive activities to remind, reinforce, and clarify the laws and policies that govern harassment and discrimination in the workplace. All of this served as a basis for the employee group to define the elements that make up a respectful and welcoming workplace. And the employees liked it.
“Excellent training. Very informative and interesting. Thanks.” When was the last time you heard that from a participant regarding compliance training?
The organizational leaders were pretty pleased too…