Trainings on harassment seem to divide people into two camps. The first camp are those who think "I don't harass. This doesn't apply to me. Can I please get back to my desk?" The second camp includes those who don't expect entrenched behaviors to change much with a training, and definitely not one that just insists on what not to do.
That's why civility and respect in the workplace matters. Everyone cares about being in a workplace where they feel they're respected by their colleagues, and that civil behavior is the norm. In a workshop on harassment, it's important to share what to do, not just what not to do. Building a shared language and culture around expectations of civility and respect helps set those expectations. Additionally, when civility and respect are built into a workplace culture, individuals can more easily discuss issues of behavior that may be habitual and unconsidered, but that some find offensive.
So what would be on a list of civil workplace behaviors? You can download a one page infographic of some ways to practice civility in your workplace by clicking here. Civility is a great place to start to build an intentional workplace culture, but it doesn't end there. The topics included here can also be a useful starting point for diving into your needs on interpersonal communications, conflict resolution, negotiation, inclusivity, equity and more.
If you're looking to start with a civility workshop to tackle harassment issues, don't hesitate to reach out.