Workplace Bullying and Tolerance Course

The Workplace Bullying and Tolerance Course aims to help workers, team leaders and managers identify and deal with bullying as well as develop and instill tolerance towards others. It provides practical information and advice on building a safer and happier workplace for everyone concerned.


Why train your staff?

Workplace bullying is a serious workplace health and safety issue that does not only affect staff, but also undermines the profits of organisations.

“Workplace bullying creates unsafe working environments and poses a risk to employees’ health. Further, it leaves companies and organisations open to the threat of expensive litigation. Not dealing with workplace bullies is a risk organisations can no longer afford to take. And far from being a minor personnel issue, smart employers are now viewing and treating workplace bullying for what it really is…as a risk management issue”. – [Know Bull]

Cost of bullying to an organisation:

  • Reduced morale
  • Decrease in productivity by both target and witnesses of bullying
  • Destruction of company culture
  • Increased absenteeism
  • Loss of staff and expertise
  • Turnover costs
  • Legal fees
  • Damage to organisational reputation

Key Topics

Future Institute’s Workplace Bullying and Tolerance Course covers the following topics:
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    What is workplace Bullying?

    Types of bullying, examples of workplace bullying, what bullying is not.

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    Impact of Bullying
    The impact and cost of bullying on an organisation, on it’s employees and on bystanders. Real life stories, facts and examples. Why don’t people report bullying?
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    Legal and Ethical Obligations
    Bullying is a crime – relevant legislation and law, employer, employee and bystander responsibilities.
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    Why do People Bully Others?
    Why do people bully? Profile of a workplace bully – behaviours and tactics, how workplace bullying occurs, bully ‘targets’, vilification and victimisation, the bully ‘boss’.
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    Prevention Plan – what should you do?
    Recognising the signs of bullying in the workplace. What should you do if you are being bullied or witness bullying? What you should do as a manager / organisation to improve your working culture and reduce the risk of bullying?
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    Action Plan – where to from here?
    Ability to manage, influence and inspire a new culture, develop tolerance and make a change.

Program Delivery

Facilitated Workshop

The half-day or full day, interactive workshops consists of small and large group activities that apply to real workplace scenarios.

Take-away tools and resources

We have several diagnostic tools and other resources available to purchase to assist you in preventing workplace bullying int he future.

Duration & Cost

Full Day and Half Day workshops are available, contact us today to discuss how we can customise a program for your business.

Some bullying statistics to consider:

7 out of 10 employees…whether they’re a target or a witness…will leave their jobs as a direct result of workplace bullying – [Know Bull]

Research published in 2010 by Know Bull…an Australian online anti-bullying resource… found that an ‘active’ bully resides in two thirds of Australian workplaces…and that in almost 60% of cases this bully was a ‘boss’… such as a manager, senior manager, or CEO / executive director.

Half of bully targets will suffer a 50 to 70% loss in their productivity…while about 70% of witnesses will experience a decline in their productivity by around 10 to 40% – [Know Bull]

2005 WorkCover (ACT) estimated the dollar ‘cost’ of workplace bullying saying, “The financial cost of workplace bullying to business in Australia is estimated to be between $6 billion and $13 billion a year.” This includes indirect costs, such as absenteeism, labour turnover, loss of productivity and legal costs.

Course Benefits

  • Customisation

    Customised content to suit your business’s specific needs.

  • Workplace Trainers

    Specialised trainers will complete practical training in the workplace.

  • Group Facilitation

    Team building and collaborative approach.

  • Resources

    A comprehensive list of take-away tools and resources.

Let’s Get Started

Workplace bullying costs Australian employers between $6 – $36 billion dollars every year when hidden and lost opportunity costs are considered. Australian Human Rights Commission.

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