Respect Workshops and Training

Respect Group Online Training Program

The university has invested in the Respect Group online training program, which has been customized for the university. The Respect Group is an organization founded by Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross.

Respectful conduct is a critical component of developing the healthy, energetic, and productive campus community we need to achieve our Eyes High goal.

The online training addresses the topics of bullying, harassment, and discrimination and through many vignettes and role play, describes appropriate strategies to deal with those behaviours. The training takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. You can start and stop as desired so that it can be completed incrementally at your own pace. Upon completion of the program, you can print your certificate of completion.

This training serves as a foundational piece to develop common language and basic understanding across all faculty and staff at the university. All faculty and staff are asked to take this training. 

Respect Workshops

The Respect Workshop focuses on competencies and strategies to enhance your personal and leadership effectiveness, and our workplace culture. It is very interactive, practical and supportive.

The learning goals of the workshop are:

  • to better understand our colleagues and what respect and disrespect means to them
  • to see how we can take personal responsibility for enhancing respect in our culture
  • to identify specific strategies that we can utilize to make our culture more respectful
  • to chart a course and make commitments to a culture of respect.

HR has met with all Deans and Senior Leaders to discuss the best way and time to offer these workshops for all faculty and staff. Over 160 workshops have been facilitated to date.

The University of Calgary offers Respect in the Workplace workshops as part of the onboarding program, UBegin. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for a workshop if they haven't yet participated in this program.

Collection Notice

You will be prompted for your name, email address, employee ID and faculty/unit. This information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It is required to register you in the Respect in the Workplace module.If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, contact


Training & Workshops