» Building a foundation of respect - Part 20
Building a foundation of respect - Part 20
ASSESSMENT QUESTION OF THE MONTH:
Does your organization ensure that all leaders/managers and supervisory staff are trained and are knowledgeable about respectful and inclusive workplaces?
Respect and inclusion is a multi-faceted topic; people have questions and complex situations arise in the workplace.
What can you do to ensure that leaders/managers and supervisors are knowledgeable and continue to learn?
- Training only at the outset of an initiative will not ensure that attitudes and behaviours change.
- Multiple training channels ensures that respect and inclusion is not a separate, isolated initiatve, but is part of how the organization operates.
- Training can be formal and informal; e.g., principles and expectations should be clear in orientation manuals/training; tool box talks, lunch and learns; in classroom, online course and social media.
- Training should be part of an ongoing strategy.
This project has been funded by Status of Women Canada.