Dignity at Work

Training Programmes in Dignity at Work and Preventing and Dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment can occur in any workplace, with often devastating effects for the individuals involved and for the organisation.  Employers have a responsibility in law to protect staff and service users from these behaviours.
Responsible and forward thinking companies and organisations will ensure that they have an up to date and effective Dignity at Work Policy and Procedures in place and that all staff have the understanding and skills needed to prevent these behaviours arising, and to deal with them effectively when they do arise.

Training is provided at DRCC which an individual delegate can attend Schedule 2017

DRCC also develops and provides training programmes on request tailored to the needs of an individual company or organisation.  These programmes range in length from a half day to two days or longer, depending on the needs and roles of the participants.  They include training for staff, management, HR personnel, Support Colleagues/Designated Contact Persons, those devising or revising an organisation’s Dignity at Work Policy, and Investigators.

Training Programmes available include:

Dignity at Work: Preventing and dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Training for Staff (either half or full day)

Content includes:
• Understanding what is meant by Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment and established definitions

•The dynamics of Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment and their impact on the individual and on the organisation

•Legal issues and the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees

•The organisation’s policy and procedures on Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

•Skills for dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment where they are encountered

Dignity at Work:  Preventing and dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Training for Management (1 or 2 days)

Content includes:
• Understanding what is meant by Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment.
• The impact of Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment on the individual and on the organisation
• Legal issues and the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
• The organisation’s policy and procedures on Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment and the role of the manager within these  policy and procedures
• Guidelines on facilitating a complaint of Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment
• Preventing Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment: Proactive measures

Training Programme for those appointed as Designated Contact Persons or Support Colleagues within a company or organisation (2 days).

A Designated Contact Person/Support Colleague is a member of staff selected by an organisation to provide non-directive information and support to other staff members who may be experiencing issues to do with bullying, harassment or sexual harassment in work.

Content includes:

•Understanding what is meant by Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment and established definitions

•The dynamics of Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment and their impact on the individual and on the organisation

•Legal issues and the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees

•The organisation’s policy and procedures on Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

•The role of the Support Colleague within that policy

•Facilitating a Disclosure of Bullying or Harassment

•Structuring the Meeting

•Clarifying the Boundaries of the role of the Support Contact

•Providing support to the staff member accused of Bullying, Harassment or Sexual Harassment

•Practical Issues

DRCC also provides follow up training for already trained Designated Contact Persons/Support Colleagues.

We also provide training for Designated Contact Person/Support Colleague Co-ordinators whose role it is to co-ordinate the work of Support Colleagues, ensure they are enabled to carry out the role and provide support to them as required.

Training programmes for those appointed to Investigate Allegations of Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment.

Content Includes:

•Understanding what is meant by Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment and established definitions

•The dynamics of Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment and their impact on the individual and on the organisation

•Legal issues and the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees

•The organisation’s policy and procedures on Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

The Role and Responsibilities of the Investigator
•The Investigation Process

•Conducting the interviews

•Making a judgement

•Preparation of Investigation Report

•The Impact on the Investigator: Self Care Strategies

Consultancy

DRCC offers a consultancy service to companies who are developing or revising their policy and procedures to deal with bullying, harassment and sexual harassment.

Training Approach and Methodology

The approach is practical and participative and is aimed at raising awareness and developing skills through a combination of group discussion, small group work, case studies and role play. Schedule 2017