Harassment and Bullying: Birmingham

A free event about helping organisations drive the cultural change needed to reduce harassment and bullying in the workplace

Why does it matter?

For many employees, harassment and bullying is a real problem that causes varying levels of upset, stress and anxiety. It denies staff the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The knock-on effect to organisations of this negative working culture can result in long absences and poor staff retention, which equals poor reputation and, ultimately, the costs both financial and human are seriously damaging.

We all want to come to work without fear of being harassed, victimised or bullied and be part of a positive working culture. One where we can provide a great service for our customers, develop and make a positive difference.

What to do about it?

We’re going to be in Birmingham on 24th May to share examples of how companies in a variety of sectors, including Health, Engineering and Manufacturing, have been tackling harassment and bullying in the workplace with our innovative approach. We’d like to demonstrate how we helped employees identify inappropriate behaviours, the attitudes that underlie them, and the potentially negative impact these can have on an individual, the team and wider organisation.

Our ‘taster’ session will focus on exploring the difference between harassment, bullying and banter and understanding our individual responsibilities in helping create a more positive working environment. We’ll explore some of the research behind the psychology of workplace bullying, how it might manifest itself and some strategies for dealing with the perpetrator. We’ll also show you our work, developed for managers, that aims to ensure when the need for firm management arises it doesn’t get misconstrued as bullying behaviour.

If it’s something you want to do in your organisation, too, then this is a great opportunity to see our approach and we can tell you more about the great work we’ve been doing with our proactive clients.

The programme

Built around our recent work with clients across the UK, the programme for this event blends highly skilled facilitation, dramatised scenes, multimedia filmed material, a variety of experiential exercises, and high levels of interaction, including electronic polling.

We’ll demonstrate how our training and learning development programmes can help support organisations to tackle harassment and bullying behaviours at work. Content for the session includes:

  • Understanding of the impact that negative working cultures can have on individuals
  • Increasing awareness of The Equality Act 2010 and legislative responsibilities
  • Greater clarity on where banter (joking culture) crosses the line
  • How organisations, individuals and teams can take action and identify appropriate ways to create a more inclusive working environment
  • Understanding of relevant employee support mechanisms and how to access them

Is this for you?

This taster event will demonstrate our innovative, immersive learning and development approach supporting organisations tackling this unwanted behaviour in the workplace. For this reason, we believe this showcase should be of interest to HR, L&D and OD professionals, or anyone else responsible for planning or commissioning training for employees.

Also, if you’re interested in our drama-based approach to training, which is different from the norm, then this session would be ideal for you (don’t worry, you won’t be asked to act).

To book your free place

The event will take place on Thursday 24th May 2018 at 9.45am (for refreshments) with a start time of 10.00am and an end time of 12.30pm. It will be held at It will be held at MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

To reflect the usual delegate learning experience, this ‘taster’ session is limited to 20 participants in total. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and limited to just two from each attending organisation. Click on the Save me a seat button and enter your details to secure your place.

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Any questions, feel free to contact Graham Coleman via email or call 01484 310234.

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(Please note, due to demand and administration costs, there will be a £99 plus VAT charge for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event.)