The Respectful Environment Initiative is launching an education and training program for faculty and staff that will introduce them to skills for communicating when the stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong. The intention of the training is to support those in conflict to engage in conversation and address their issues before they escalate. If your faculty and staff aren’t speaking up, then they are very likely acting out. And when conflict escalates, it will come to you.
Reach Out, Respond, Resolve
“Administrative Heads of Units… are expected to act promptly to determine whether personal harassment has occurred or is ongoing, and if so, to address the conduct and its damaging effects.”
From the UBC Respectful Environment Statement
What Would You Do If…
Workplace scenarios of conflict.
Know when a problem requires a formal process. Start a conversation by reaching out to the UBC specialists who can advise you.
Listen, Document & Understand
Speaking up and speaking out – respectfully – is the responsibility of every fully participating member of the UBC community. Are you ready for those conversations? If you find yourself in the thick of it, then listen, document and understand.
Create a Respectful Environment in Your Unit
Keep building your capacity to manage conflict.