Issues related to workplace violence continue to receive attention across Canada, regardless of industry. Beyond proving due diligence and compliance with stringent provincial workplace violence laws, such as Bill 168 in Ontario, more and more companies are realizing the value of incorporating their violence-free workplace commitment within their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Workplace Violence Training Packages
Corridor Interactive has developed two comprehensive workplace violence learning applications – one designed for all employees and one specifically for supervisors. With content provided by Canada’s preeminent workplace violence policy experts, Glenn French and Barbara Benoliel, employees at every level of your organization can contribute to a harassment-free workplace and help reduce the legal risks related to workplace violence. Both learning packages provide resources that meet Canada’s regulatory requirements and incorporate Canadian legal direction and best practices.
- Workplace Violence Essentials for All Staff: Raising Awareness and Minimizing Risk — Designed for employees at all levels of your organization – supervisors, managers and contractors. The Essentials course introduces key concepts related to workplace violence with a focus on your organization’s corporate policy and legislative obligations to maintain a harassment-free workplace. Course topics include:
- Why workplace violence is an important issue
- Types of workplace violence, including psychological harassment and bullying
- Factors that increase the risk of violence at work
- How to respond to behaviours of concern
- Understanding rights and responsibilities
- Safe work practices to minimize risk
The Essentials course includes a number of resources and real-life, industry-specific practice situations. Learners are required to complete a final exam at the end of the course to confirm they have acquired the knowledge and skills taught through the material, a key requirement of legislation.
- Workplace Violence Extension for Supervisors: A Violence-Free Workplace — Designed specifically for people in any kind of supervisory role within your organization. The Extension course includes a wealth of practical information and guidance to help leaders understand their responsibilities and how to proactively apply your corporate workplace violence policy to prevent situations of violence and harassment. Through this course, supervisors learn how to:
- Identify, assess and report potential hazards related to workplace violence
- Respond to complaints, incidents and abusive behavior
- Establish strategies to prevent violence and harassment
- Develop a response plan for employees who work in areas with an elevated risk of workplace violence
- Provide support to victims of workplace violence and address the impact on the larger work group
The Extension course also includes these components:
- Industry specific situations to practice applying concepts and strategies.
- Final exam to confirm learners have gained the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their responsibilities.
- Refresher course for organizations that require employees to re-certify their workplace violence policy expertise annually.