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Peer Learning Forum: Combatting Bullying and Harassment

Jul 03
Date and time
Wed, 03 July  @  10:00  -  11:30
Price
Free of charge
Location
Online
Audience
BITC members with advisory package
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Wed, 03 July  @  10:00  –  11:30

Delve deeper into addressing instances of bullying and harassment in the workplace, through impactful, action-oriented conversation.

Audience

Business in the Community (BITC) members who have advisory in their membership package.

Our Peer Learning Forums are now open to all members who have advisory in their membership package – hosted by our issue experts, there are 20 forums a year, covering a range of responsible business areas and enabling our members to discuss challenges, solutions and ideas. This particular event targets people managers, line managers , senior leaders and those with accountability for driving inclusion and wellbeing.

Background

BITC’s Race at Work 2021 survey found that there was an increase in the percentage of employees reporting that their employers gave them support and information to call out bullying and harassment in the workplace. There was an increase from 42% in 2018, reported by employees of all backgrounds across the UK workforce. In 2021, 50% of White and White British employees said yes to receiving support from their employer, compared to 46% of Black, Asian, Mixed Race and ethnically diverse employees saying yes to receiving support from their employer.

A clear policy on tackling bullying and harassment in the workplace, wherever it is found, is essential to building an inclusive culture where everyone feels they are a valued member of the workforce.

Find out more about Business in the Community’s focus on people

About the event

Join BITC’s second Bullying and Harassment Peer Learning Forum, a continuation of April’s session.

This event will provide members with ample opportunity to co-create innovative solutions, by using the three-pillar approach of preventing, surfacing, and addressing instances of bullying and harassment in the workplace. Through shared insights and interactive discussions, peers empower each other with practical strategies to apply the three-pillar approach and foster a culture of respect, dignity, and support within their organisation.

In this Peer Learning Forum (PLF), we will explore how businesses can effectively implement a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and harassment in the workplace, applicable to internal and external stakeholders alike, with role-modelling and a drive for change from the top.

Participants will leave the session with specific, impactful interventions to transform workplace culture and mitigate the occurrence of any form of bullying and harassment.

Join us as we pave the way for positive change and create safer, more inclusive work environments for all.

Speakers:

  • Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Director, Business in the Community
  • Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Director, Business in the Community

Agenda

10:00 Welcome and introductions

10:15 The three-pillar approach to bullying and harassment

10:20 Campaign calls to action from BITC’s Gender and Race Campaign Directors

10:25 Breakout Session 1: Preventing bullying and harassment instances

10:40 Breakout Session 2: Surfacing bullying and harassment Instances

10:55 Breakout Session 3: Addressing bullying and harassment instances

11:10 Breakout reflections and Q&A

11:25 Further support from BITC & close

Booking and contact details

Details

Date:
Wed, 03 July
Time:
10:00 – 11:30
Cost:
Free of charge
Event Tags:
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Website:
mailto:Jessica.Hart@bitc.org.uk

Audience

BITC members with advisory package

Event Type

Peer Learning Forum