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Dealing With Inappropriate Workplace Behaviour

Bullying. Harassment. Victimisation. All high profile words in today’s working environment. And unfortunately that can mean risks for organisations that don’t take steps to prevent inappropriate behaviour.

There’s the risk of potential claims, but also the longer term risks to staff morale and the organisation’s reputation.

Each individual needs to be aware of their own behaviour but an employer has a responsibility to protect staff as a whole, by creating a safe environment. Raising awareness through training can be a very effective way to fulfil this responsibility.

What is inappropriate?

A lot depends on the environment, and the particular values and perceptions that might or might not lead to conduct causing offence. There are legal and policy definitions, but they’re no good unless they’re considered in the proper context. And so staff must be trained to think, to have empathy, and to exercise judgement for themselves.

Equally important is to equip them with the confidence and the practical tools to correctly challenge inappropriate behaviour in others when they see it.

About the course

Our course is fun, engaging and practical, using real examples from the media, people’s own experiences, and examples from case law to get everyone thinking. All our trainers are experienced HR consultants who investigate and deal with the fall-out from inappropriate behaviour, and so they’re uniquely placed to develop delegates’ ability to assess what is and is not appropriate.

The most common feedback is that the course has set people thinking and has sparked off further discussions back at work, and really that’s the aim.

What will the outcomes be?

  • An awareness of the legal framework that employers are bound by, underpinned by recent case law.
  • An understanding of differences in individuals’ values and perceptions and how this can lead to conflict in the workplace.
  • Developing an awareness and an approach to assessing what constitutes inappropriate behaviour.
  • Developing practical skills to proactively reduce the potential for bullying, harassment and victimisation.

 Who is it for?

 Managers at all levels, HR professionals.

Date and time:

Thursday 16th January 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm


TrainTogether Training Suite, 128a High Street, Holywood BT18 9HW


£150 ex VAT, including refreshments


Places are strictly limited to 15, so to avoid disappointment


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