The Respect in the Workplace Program is a comprehensive program composed of the following three key components.
The University of Calgary is very clear on its philosophy on Respect in the Workplace, as stated in the introduction at the top of this webpage.
In addition, the University has several policies, procedures, and statements relating to Respect, including the Code of Conduct, the Harassment policy, the Workplace Violence policy, Non Academic Misconduct policy, and Procedures for Protected Disclosure. You can find links to these policies on the top right hand side of this webpage.
Creating Awareness and Learning
On behalf of President Cannon, Human Resources is executing the University's Respect campaign to create awareness and learning. This campaign offers two key steps in our journey to move forward with a cultural change critical to achieving our Eyes High goals. These steps include a Respect in the Workplace online training program and a Respect Workshop.
The Respect in the Workplace online training program covers some important basic information about bullying, discrimination and harassment. It leads you through a series of vignettes to portray what a respectful workplace looks like. While it takes approximately 90 minutes to complete, it is composed of many short segments that you can start and stop at your leisure.
The Respect Workshop is focused on competencies and strategies to enhance your personal and leadership effectiveness, and our workplace culture. It is very interactive, practical and supportive.
Other plans related to awareness and learning include:
- offering on-line toolkits: discussion guides and tips for individuals, leaders and teams
- placing Culture of Respect/Respectful workplace items in the Wellness newsletter
- integrating the Culture of Respect into HR programs (e.g. orientation, onboarding, performance management, leadership development)
- offering sessions with external speakers and trainers (e.g. bullying, dealing with conflict)
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure offers a number of workshops, some of which are noted below:
- Anti-discrimination/racism Response Training (A.R.T.)
- Bullying and Toxic Behaviours in the Workplace
- Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace Unmasked
- Sex, Power and Boundaries in the Ivory Tower
- Bullies, Boors and Bigots
- Homophobia & Transphobia
- Promoting a Positive Sport Environment
- The Uh-Oh Syndrome
- What You Don't Know: The Science of Unconscious Bias
Supporting and Response
The University is working with the Faculty Association and AUPE to ensure that our faculty and staff are supported in the event of any complaints related to discrimination, harassment, bullying, or psychological safety.
HR is also committed to ensure all HR Partners are trained in the Investigation process to support our Management and Professional and other non-unionized staff. HR Services provides investigation and intervention services.
Talent Management provides coaching and team development intervention services to intact work teams and leaders as needed. Some external support may be required.