What kind of ongoing training and support can I provide to my staff around creating a respectful workplace?
There are a myriad of existing training options either directly or indirectly related to Respectful Environment. Among them are the Leadership and Management training programs and initiatives currently offered through Organization Development and Learning (ODL) or Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG). Training programs are also available through the Equity Office and the MOST program.
The Respectful Environment initiative has specific training for administrators and Department Heads, so please visit our site regularly for updates. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss your specific training and development needs, contact your HR Advisor.
If my department wanted to create its own departmental policies around creating a respectful environment, who can we consult with in HR or Equity for support or assistance?
Firstly, we recommend you review section E of the Statement to understand the existing policies and provisions that the Statement is intended to supplement. One point to note is that departmental policies regarding Respectful Environment can add to but not derogate from the principles of the Statement. If you decide to pursue your own departmental policy, there are many already in existence at UBC that may serve as a precedent for you. We encourage you to review your draft policy with your HR Advisor.