Changes to the WorkSafeBC OHS Regulations require employers and employees to recognize and address bullying and harassment in the workplace.
This course will introduce learners to equip themselves with the necessary information and insight to recognize and begin addressing bullying behaviour and learn how to best advocate for respectful behaviour in the workplace.
This online course examines the definition, dynamics and impact of workplace bullying and provides effective strategies on how to stop the cycle in an organizational environment.
This 2-hour course is self-paced and delivered online. Online course methodology includes a series of first-hand accounts of the impact of bullying, readings, reflective work and a final quiz.
This course will be most useful for employees in a front line position.
At the completion of this course, learners will be able to:
Recognize and understand the dynamics of workplace bullying in the context of Canadian organizational environments.
Demonstrate respectful and self- supporting strategies to respond to workplace bullying.
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Define bullying behaviour and the key characteristics of the parties involved in the bullying dynamics (targets, perpetrators and bystanders).
- Discuss the legal implications in relation to bullying and harassment.
- Explain the relationship between bullying behavior, workplace cultural norms and power.
- Describe the effects of workplace bullying on targets, workplaces and communities.
- Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of targets, bystanders, and managers/supervisors in the face of workplace bullying.
- Definitions – What is “bullying”, personal harassment, formal harassment and discrimination
- Key characteristics of bullying
- What is “bullying in action”? Examples from the workplace
- Types of bullying. Case studies.
- Overview of relevant legislation
- Relation to workplace cultural norms and power
- Characteristics of targets and perpetrators
- Effects on targets, workplaces, communities
- Roles and responsibilities of:
- Managers/ supervisors
- Available Resources in situations of workplace bullying
Last updated February 26, 2020