Civility in the Workplace

Where Did Workplace Civility Go?

Incivility in the workplace has reached a crisis point. Throughout America, employees are reporting an increase in workplace incivility. Bullying, profanity, insensitivity, and sabotage are making work lives unpleasant and, as a result, customer service and productivity are suffering. This class helps participants build civility awareness, learn replacement strategies, and improve their communication skills and conflict resolution methods.

Whether you’ve seen it, heard it, been a victim of it, or need to manage it, this groundbreaking Civility in the Workplace class is for you.



Our “Civility in the Workplace” workshop teaches participants:

Civility in the Workplace workshop

The Consequences of Workplace Incivility

Surveys show that Americans encounter workplace incivility nearly once a day. Incivility hurts morale, reduces productivity, and makes people want to quit—and 24% do! Customer service suffers and entire organizations can become tainted.

The 3 Forms of Responsibility

Professional, personal, and social responsibility are the hallmarks of civility in the workplace. How can we demonstrate these essential qualities in our work lives?

Their Personal Conflict Management Style

Understand your natural tendencies toward handling conflict. Is your style Avoidance, Analyzing, Assertive or Aggressive? There are pros and cons to each one!

Civility Best Practices

How we feel like treating others isn’t how we necessarily should treat them. Restraint can be a hallmark of civil people.  Learn how to employ various verbal, vocal, and behavioral practices to create dialogue, not conflict.

Effective Listening Strategies

The challenge of listening is we fool others (and ourselves) into thinking we’re listening, but we’re not. It’s important to Focus, Interpret, and Question before responding. We also need to clear out our filters and resist the urge to make assumptions.

Conflict Management Skills

Learn ten strategies for handling those crucial moments of incivility and conflict, as well as how to normalize relationships going forward.

Coping Strategies

How can we develop a thicker skin? These techniques will help you develop both “quick fixes” and longer-term techniques for maintaining positivity and mental clarity in the workplace.

“It can be challenging to work with such a sensitive topic and not appear to blame or point fingers, whether at the participants or at those who may have offended them, but

Jill managed this feat admirably.

She was professional and easy to work with, enthusiastic, and much more flexible than many vendors with whom we have worked.”

Director of Employee & Organizational Development, medical center, IL