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Webinar: Navigating the Respectful Workplace

June 22, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE to members! 

We all know about the importance of the respectful workplace, and we are collectively making great strides to create emotionally and psychologically safe working environments. But the reality is, there are still some individuals who are struggling to meet the requirements of respect. And there remain some companies and teams where respect is still not the pre-dominant culture.
A lack of respect in the workplace creates conflict, increased absenteeism and the loss of good people. Plus, managers and supervisors are required to spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with the drama and the fall-out, time that could be spent on more important tasks.
This session helps each participant to understand the importance of the respectful workplace, what respect in action looks like, how each of us are responsible for our part, and what we can each do to contribute to a more respectful workplace.
In this session we look at:
• The rise of the respectful workplace
• The importance of the respectful workplace
• The “Rules of the Respectful Workplace”
• Personality challenges in the respectful workplace (including a Personality Assessment in the full day session)
• Respectful workplace communication and inter-personal skills
• Harassment and bullying definitions
• What constitutes harassment and bullying in the workplace
• A respectful workplace action plan

About your presenter:

Steve Franklin has taught Professional Development for 30 years, currently in my own practice with my own training programs. Previously I worked for a number of years with the Atlantica Learning Corp. My earliest experience was working in partnership with Day-Timers of Canada. My courses are based on extensive research and methodical testing to ensure that the information, skills, processes and techniques I present are real solutions that produce real results. I am an experienced facilitator, facilitating in accordance with the International Board of Standards for Training Performance and Instruction. In my various roles as a public speaker, I have spoken across Canada as well as in the United States and Australia. My experience also includes extensive personal coaching; helping clients develop personal motivation for professional skills development, facilitating them through the necessary behaviour changes to make it happen. My training approach includes a strong focus on the practical rather than theoretical: a strong focus on behavioural change, helping participants successfully implement the learning: an interactive, dynamic session.

I have a passion for helping to develop workplaces that work for everyone; where the corporation experiences the levels of success it desires, and where the employees who create the success have a meaningful and positive work experience. My programs are designed to address both sides of the equation.


I was born and raised in Digby, Nova Scotia and I currently live in Riverview, New Brunswick.