Training Programs

Safe Respectful Workplace Training Program Descriptions:

Our Safe Respectful Workplace Training for Jewish organizations has three components for three different audiences. All three components:

  • Focus on creating safe, healthy, respectful, productive environments rather than simply legal compliance
  • Cover employee interactions with all stakeholder groups: other employees, clergy, volunteers, congregants, program participants and donors
  • Meet all legal standards for harassment prevention training
  • Are delivered by certified trainers who work exclusively with Jewish communal organizations
  • Include case studies and small-group discussion

For Supervisors: Leading for Respect (3-4 hours)

When employees have a problem and they bring it to their supervisor, there are certain things that must happen, should happen and should never happen. We will cover the importance of modeling respectful behavior, definitions and descriptions of an array of problematic behaviors and most importantly, two key skills: how to take a complaint and how to coach someone whose behavior is not respectful. Supervisors will understand their legal responsibilities as well as best practice.

For Non-Supervisory Employees, Interns and Volunteers: Respectful Workplace (2-3 hours)

What makes for a respectful workplace and what derails it? What does respect look like? We will discuss an array of problematic behaviors from rude behavior to bullying and unlawful harassment, carefully defining each of these terms and talking about what should be done to address them. We will include examples of bystander behavior – how to step in and act, and guidelines for providing and getting feedback when low-level problems occur.

For Board and Top Professional Leadership: The Board’s Role In Workplace Culture (1-2 hours)

Organizational culture starts at a governance level. We’ll review the organizational traits of respect, safety and fairness and how they show up in organizational structure, leadership and messaging. We will review several types of interpersonal conduct issues that can derail organizational mission, and the specific role of a Board of Directors in setting the tone, setting the policy and responding to concerns about organizational leadership. This session is structured as a discussion/Q and A.