OnSide Workplace™ Bullying and Harassment Response & Prevention | IN-PERSON

Also Available as a Webinar or Online Course

Upon completion, participants will be able to

  • Recognize and respond to bullying and harassment
  • Identify their role in creating a respectful workplace
  • Identify the appropriate process to follow including responding to, witnessing, documenting, and reporting
  • Recognize the importance of increased self-awareness
  • Appreciate that this training provided real solutions for challenges they likely face in their workplace
  • Appreciate you can still have fun at work and that you don’t have to walk around on eggshells

OnSide Workplace™ sets the stage for a positive shift in how individuals view and respond to workplace conflict. We present a no-nonsense, straightforward approach that encourages staff and supervisors to assume responsibility and take action to create a workplace that people enjoy being a part of.


  • Increased morale and productivity
  • Reduced claims and PR liability
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Reduced turn-over and absenteeism

A majority of employees and supervisors understand what it means to conduct themselves in a way that fosters, enhances, and is generally consistent with a productive, professional, and respectful work environment. The real issue for employees is having the motivation, courage and assertiveness to speak up effectively to deal with concerns early on. Even in some of the most challenging and/or toxic work environments, OnSide Workplace™ Bullying & Harassment training has had immense success.


It’s been a long time since I’ve taken any training that was as engaging as this was. From a safety officers perspective, having to bring in someone for bullying and harassment training; something we have never taken before, I was somewhat concerned about the content. [I was concerned] that there might not be be buy-in from management, staff, or workers, that it would be dry and boring and might spend too much time pointing an accusatory finger at one group vs another in the workplace, that it would be “touchy-feely”…It was anything but. Everyone who met after the course and talked about it said it was very beneficial and well-presented, with common sense solutions and real-world applicable techniques…I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Operations and Safety Officer Mar-Tech Underground Services Ltd.

The training provided by ARETE’s team is top notch, relevant, and engaging, leaving our staff asking for more!

Okanagan Regional Library

Comments from staff included “that was the best training workshop I’ve ever been to”, and “the presenter made the content so interesting and engaging”. We have used ARETE for our training programs and we look forward to continue to use them in the future.

Legal Services Society

The group’s positive feedback, and asking when ARETE can come back, is a true sign that you had an impact on their behaviour and attitude. Thank you again.

Department of Justice- Corrections Yellowknife

We were impressed with their ability to connect with all employees, from the president to the warehouse worker. Each session was engaging, thought-provoking and behaviour-changing. Their practical training approach proved to be extremely useful for staff and has received high ratings within the organization.

Human Resources Manager Convoy Supply ltd.

ARETE’s OnSide Workplace training was customized to ensure the content matched our organizational needs. Delivery was practical, logical and of the very highest order. I highly recommend them to other organizations who may be considering their training services.

Regional District of the Central Okanagan

Our partnership with ARETE and their Onside Workplace program has been highly valuable for the City of Nanaimo. We have found ARETE to be very professional in [understanding] our needs and customizing their course to meet our requirements. [ARETE] delivers their training with energy, passion, professionalism and humour, and as a result we have always received outstanding feedback from our employees regarding their facilitation.

HR Manager City of Nanaimo

Awesome workshop! Covered many different scenarios. Role-plays showed practical application of techniques

Participant District of Lake Country

This training was the best course I have been in; it gave me more tools to use

Participant Michelin Tire Canada

Fully surpassed my expectations- timely, relevant, interesting!

Participant Chilliwack School District

Staff appreciated learning how to discuss difficult things with co-workers, how to set personal boundaries, and proactively respond to potential conflict. Ninety-nine percent of the 68 participants reported feeling more able to address conflict in their workplace, with 99% rating ARETE’s OnSide training as excellent or very good.

Manager of Human Resources & Health and Sustainability District of Lake Country

Great presenter and great training. The workshop was done in a serious, but fun way that was entertaining whilst providing useful tools in serious situations. Very helpful.

HR Manager Motion Metrics

We are very pleased with ARETE’s product and see it as a key step towards the enhancement of a positive and healthy workplace culture. If you are looking for training that works, I would not hesitate in recommending ARETE OnSide WorkplaceTM

Human Resources Consultant Vancouver Public Library

Not only did the training through ARETE support our organizational values, it was directly relevant to the unique work environment here and was delivered in a way that was both practical and engaging. The feedback we have received from our team has been immensely positive, with staff describing the session as “valuable”, “current and effective”, and an “excellent reminder of key aspects of workplace conduct”.

General Manager Vancouver Convention Centre

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