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Workplace Violence

Typical Audience

Supervisors, managers and leaders who need the knowledge, skills and behaviours to implement and maintain a violence free workplace. 68 learners

Skills and Competencies

Identify disrespectful practices, recognise cultural cues, investigate complaints, effectively develop policies that address core issues

Experience Level

New Managers
Mid Managers


10 Modules
Case Studies
Learn at Your Own Pace


2 hrs

Language of Delivery


Challenges Addressed in This Workplace Violence e-Learning Session

Workplace violence is a serious challenge for businesses of all sizes. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, two million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year. The consequences of workplace violence can be devastating, both for the victims and for the company as a whole. Victims may suffer physical injuries, emotional trauma, and lost productivity, while businesses may face increased liability costs, employee absenteeism, and disruptions to operations

To address thiese challenges, organizations must have policies and procedures in place to prevent and respond to acts of violence. These measures may include security screenings, employee training, and incident reporting mechanisms. By taking steps to reduce the risk of workplace violence, organizations can create a safer environment for employees and help to protect their bottom line.

What Do Participants Learn in This Online
Workplace Violence Course?

As a result of participating in this online workplace violence course, participants will be able to: 

  • Define workplace violence
  • Understand bullies and how to avoid hiring them
  • Create a risk assessment and understand how to handle violence
  • Recognise social and business responsibility
  • Develop relevant policies and procedures
  • Learn to investigate complaints  

Workplace Violence Course Content

  • What is Workplace Harassment (how to identify, costs to your business, legal, psychological);
  • Identifying the Bully (abusive workplace behaviors, bullying and personality disorders, narcisism);
  • How to Handle Workplace Violence (types of behavior, target the behavior, implement an action plan)
  • Risk Assessment (defusing & de-escalating strategies, communication skills, tactical options, identifying the hazard, assessing the risk, controlling the risk, evaluating and review);
  • Being the Victim (what is not bullying, steps to take);
  • Checklist for Employers (4 step process, addressing all employees, code of ethics, policy and procedures);
  • Interview Process (identify a bully in the interview process, warning signs);
  • Investigation Process (advising your supervisor, lodging the complaint, initial response, the investigation, the findings, review and closure);
  • Developing a Workplace Harassment Policy (scope and philosophy, principles, intent, options, informal complaint process, formal investigation process);

Other Formats Available

Live Online With Instructor

This training is also available as a live online with instructor session, offering an interactive and engaging learning experience from the comfort of your own home or office.


We also offer this training in a face-to-face format as an open program, ideal for professional individuals seeking a more traditional and interactive learning experience.

In-Company On Demand

We can bring this enlightening workshop directly to your company, tailoring it to meet your specific needs. If you're interested in this bespoke learning experience, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.