Human Resources

Civility and Collegiality at Work

This course might have been called Respect and Dignity at Work.

We've all heard of microaggressions, so you might have guessed that people who do not feel respected at work are less able to focus and are less productive. However, did you know that merely witnessing acts of incivility, rudeness, or disrespect is also correlated with a drop in performance? Merely witnessing an act of rudeness elicited 25% worse performance and 45% fewer creative ideas in a recent study. Reed Human Resources thought all of this was worth considering.

In this course, you will learn about the research of respect at work, you will examine your own habits, and most importantly, you will engage in discussion about civility, collegiality, respect, and dignity in the workplace. Is it respectful to close your laptop when someone is giving a presentation? Is it disrespectful not to? Is it respectful to say hello to your office mates in the morning? Is it disrespectful not to? What if you just say hello to some people, but not everyone? And is it inauthentic to say hello to someone with whom you had a recent difference of opinion?

In this course you won't get a list of do’s and don’ts. You will, however, get plenty to talk about and consider.

All supervisors are asked to attend one of these sessions during the academic year, however all regular, benefited employee are invited to attend, too.

This training is offered at no cost. Sign up here or call Pharoah Bolding to register. We will add the session to your calendar. 

 

Date Start End Location
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Vollum CC120
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:00 AM 11:30 AM ETC 211
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2:00 PM 4:30 PM GCC-CD
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Aspen Mult. Room
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Aspen Mult. Room
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Aspen Mult. Room
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Aspen Mult. Room
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Aspen Mult. Room
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:00 PM 4:30 PM Aspen Mult. Room
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Aspen Mult. Room