Give it. Get it. Expect Respect.
Expect Respect is an initial departmental discussion facilitated by department managers, supervisors and/or other trained facilitators around the importance of respect in the workplace. Participants will gain an understanding of the UMHS definition of respect, why it’s important to the organization and how to improve both individual behaviors and responses to disrespectful language and behavior when seen and/or heard.
- UMHS Definition of Respect
- Importance of Respect in organizations
- Our Respect Goal (Employee Engagement Metrics)
- Link to Disruptive Language and Behavior Policy
- Introduction to the LARA Method
- Next Steps for our team
- Focus on what matters
- Participate actively
- Speak you mind and your heart
- Listen to understand
- Practice, Practice, Practice LARA
Session Give Aways
At the completion of each session, participants are given an Expect Respect bookmark inscribed with the Expect Respect personal pledge and a pin. The pin is most commonly worn on the name badge as both a personal reminder of our pledge to uphold the UMHS value of respect and as a visual indicator our pledge to others.
Support for conducting intact sessions can be requested by managers and supervisors. Sessions are an hour or longer in length dependent upon departmental need and accessibility. Sessions can be conducted with as few as 5 participants to an unlimited number of participants depending on space and coordination. Please contact us to arrange for facilitation support and to obtain the materials for conducting an intact session in your area.
Brown Bag open sessions of Expect Respect are conducted annually, watch for this date in the Health System Headlines.
Charmaine Ward, Training Specialist,Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Diversity