Maintaining Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

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An interactive half-day workshop that addresses the topic of Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

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Workplaces are responsible for the well-being of everyone that works with and represents them.

This session will cover practices and legislation regarding workplaces harassment and will explore ways arts organizations and companies can be better prepared to protect workers from all forms of harassment.

This half-day workshop is designed as an interactive session and will address the topic of Respectful Workplaces in the Arts through information, small group discussion, case studies and activities.

Note: Staff who manage teams and/or volunteers, and are interested in fostering a healthy workplace culture are encouraged to attend.

In this session, we will examine:

  • What IS and IS NOT a respectful workplace
  • Harassment in all its forms, including sexual harassment and bullying
  • Purpose of harassment definitions
  • Legislative and Human Rights requirements
  • Review case studies to identify actions of creating or sustaining a respectful workplace
  • What our role can be in supporting a respectful workplace
  • Further resources

Workshop Agenda:

Part 1 - An overview of principles, practices, and legislation

Part 2 - Small group discussions, case studies, and exercises

Please note, this session will not be recorded. Live Closed Captioning will be available.

Facilitated by: Amanda Hancox

Participants may be interested in exploring the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts website prior to and after the session.

Participants are also encouraged to access WorkInCulture's free online suite of diversity, equity, and inclusion resources tailored for the arts and culture workplace: Inclusion in the Creative Workplace.

WorkInCulture is grateful for the funding support received from the Ontario Arts Council to deliver this training.

WorkInCulture would also like to acknowledge the additional support of our community delivery partners: ArtsBuild Ontario, Kingston Arts Council, and North York Arts.

This workshop content was developed through the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts project by Cultural Human Resources Council and is made possible through generous support by Canadian Heritage.

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