Tatiana Lozano, University of Western Sydney - Bullying Prevention at UWS - a practical approach

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Tatiana Lozano, Manager, Education, Equity and Diversity, University of Western Sydney delivered this presentation at the Inaugural Workplace Bullying Conference. This event brings together HR, WHS Managers, Workplace Psychologists and Academics to discuss policy and practices for combatting workplace bullying.

Find out more at http://www.informa.com.au/workplacebullying_13

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Tatiana Lozano, University of Western Sydney - Bullying Prevention at UWS - a practical approach

  1. 1. Bullying Prevention at UWS – a practical approach Presented by Tatiana Lozano Equity and Diversity
  2. 2. Objectives Reflection on a practical approach • Genuine consultation crucial to building trust • Essential ingredients to bullying prevention • Importance of strong relationships
  3. 3. Consultation Organisational culture • Ethos • Relationships • Trust
  4. 4. Consultation Process • Who carries out the consultation? • Who to consult? • How to consult?
  5. 5. Consultation Outcomes • What were the questions asked? • What does the feedback look like? • What to do with the feedback?
  6. 6. Essentials Policy • Simple, clear and user friendly • Supporting documentation • Keeping it alive
  7. 7. Essentials Education and communication • Different formats • Experiential learning and skills development • Internal communication
  8. 8. Essentials Action • Clear and user-friendly resolution procedures • Courageous conversations • Confidentiality versus transparency
  9. 9. Strong Relationships Why? • Bullying is often about power abuse resulting in conflict • Respect and civility not inherent • Organisational resilience
  10. 10. Strong Relationships How? • Higher bar than legislation • Culture of civility and wellbeing • Examples of UWS programs
  11. 11. Summary Bullying prevention relies on: • Cohesive organisational culture • Effective systems and support structures • Strong relationships

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