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Respectful Workplace Training

This respectful workplace training in Eau Claire, WI will cover current topics such as #metoo and welcoming diversity beyond legal compliance training by focusing on training bystanders to become allies. Help create a zero-tolerance workplace.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Business
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Series Supervisory Management Certificate Program
Next Session Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Schedule May 27, 2020 8:30am to 4:00pm

Who Should Attend

Professionals wanting to create a respectful work environment.

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Program Description

Creating respect in the workplace

When employees feel respected in the workplace, everyone wins. Even though the recent #MeToo movement has prompted vital conversations on sexual harassment, toxic work environments are more commonly created by reoccurring slights to employees.

In this respectful workplace training, you will be treated as a potential “ally” versus being confined to the roles of “victim” or “harasser”. By focusing on training bystanders to become allies, this approach draws attention to the fact that we’re all impacted by bullying, incivility, microaggressions, and other misconduct in and out of the workplace. Learn how to create a respectful workplace that welcomes diversity beyond legal compliance training.

Topics you will discuss:

  • How to identify what incivility, microaggressions, and other misconduct might look like.
  • How to support to coworkers who experience misconduct.
  • How to create an atmosphere of zero tolerance.


Let’s face it—expertise in a chosen career field doesn’t automatically make someone a good supervisor. Supervisors must learn important soft skills to confidently manage a team of people and do it well.

If you’ve been promoted to supervisor but aren’t sure you have the skills to supervise well; if you’re looking to advance into a supervisor position; or if you’ve been supervising a team for a while and have struggled through conflict and communication issues, a certificate in supervisory management may be just what you need!

Working for this certificate will help you:

  • Gain confidence in your leadership skills
  • Communicate better with your team
  • Encourage your team to be more productive
  • Deal with conflict effectively
  • Find success and advance toward your career goals

Your instructors are experts in management and leadership who will share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices face to face. Learn and share insights with other students to really make the most of the seminars.

How the Certificate Works:

You’ll take three, 2-day core classes covering the most important supervisory skills (Learning to Lead; Orientation, Time Management, and Delegation; Employee Evaluation and Performance Management), plus six more days of electives in 1- or 2-day format that enhances specific skills you want to build on. 

Each 2-day seminar earns you 1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs); each 1-day seminar earns you 0.65 CEUs. A total of 7.8 CEUs is required to earn your certificate. You can take up to five years to complete the program.

Not interested in taking the whole certificate? You can also take classes individually. 


Patti See is an award‐winning author whose work has appeared in Brevity, Salon Magazine, The Wisconsin Academy Review, The Southwest Review, HipMama, Inside HigherEd and many other magazines, journals and anthologies. She is the co‐editor (with Bruce Taylor) of Higher Learning: Reading and Writing About College (Pearson Education, 3rd edition) and a poetry collection, Love's Bluff. She wrote the blog “Our Long Goodbye: One Family’s Experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease” which has been read in over 100 countries. She is a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio. Patti has facilitated over seventy‐five presentations and workshops to teenage through senior audiences on topics as varied as leadership and emotional intelligence, creative non‐fiction writing, contemporary films, fostering grit, everyday feminism, keeping men in college, Alzheimer’s Disease, kidney & bone marrow donation, and equity‐diversity‐inclusion.

Patti works as an Academic Advisor in the Advising, Retention & Career Center (AR+CC) and as a Senior Lecturer in the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) at UW‐Eau Claire. She created and regularly teaches courses on “Contemporary Feminisms” and “Masculinities in Contemporary American Film.”

Scott W. Lester is a Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He teaches in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and leadership. Scott facilitates multiple workshops in the Supervisory Management Series for UWEC Continuing Education and has years of private sector management training and leadership development experience. His current research interests include mentoring, dyadic trust, managing a multi-generational workforce, and work-life balance. Scott has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research has appeared in a variety of well-respected journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Scott has been on faculty at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for over 20 years and has received numerous honors including the UW–Eau Claire Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2010, the Chuck Tomkovick Management and Marketing Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, the UW-Eau Claire College of Business Coaching Award in 2016, and the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Service Learning as a Faculty Mentor Award in 2018.

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Standard Fee $300.00

Fee includes instruction, materials, refreshments, and lunch.


Phone: 715-836-3636
Toll Free: 866-893-2423

103 Garfield Avenue
Vicki Lord Larson Hall 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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