Online Respect in the Workplace

Our online Respect in the Workplace course aims to raise awareness about ways you can help to build an inclusive working environment where everyone feels respected, valued and appreciated.

Online Respect in the Workplace


A respectful workplace is one where everyone treats each other with care, kindness and consideration. It is also one that is healthy, happy and productive.

Our workplaces include a diverse range of people. But what makes us different doesn’t have to divide us. Respect means recognising and appreciating each other’s differences – whether in culture, age, skills, experiences, personality traits or ways of working – so everyone feels included, heard and valued. When we respect each other, it has a powerful impact on individuals, teams, organisation and society as a whole.

Our Respect in the Workplace course describes what respect is and outlines typically respectful and disrespectful behaviours. However, people can interpret respect differently. You might mean one thing, but it comes across as disrespectful to another person. The course provides some tips to help you avoid misunderstandings and maintain respect despite different interpretations.

There are a variety of examples and scenarios to show you how you can demonstrate respect, for example by listening attentively, showing empathy, valuing people’s time and privacy, and helping people out. Respect can also be demonstrated nonverbally, for example by maintaining eye contact, arriving to a meeting on time and using open body language.

As more organisations move to remote working or have globally-dispersed teams, people need to know how to be respectful in the virtual workplace too, for example, via email, video call, phone call, or instant messaging.

Showing respect individually is part of the process but you can also do more to promote respect throughout the organisation by using inclusive language, celebrating colleagues’ successes and encouraging inclusive meetings and social events. The course gives examples on how you can achieve each of these things on both a small and large scale.

Maintaining respect isn’t always easy and everyone makes mistakes. We all have unconscious biases, prejudices and stereotypes that can affect how we perceive and treat others. The course covers how you can deal with conflict respectfully, tackle unconscious biases, and how you should react if you make a mistake. It also outlines what you can do if you feel disrespected yourself or see someone else being disrespected. With everyone’s commitment, we can create respectful and inclusive working environments where everyone feels valued, appreciated and heard.

Respect in the Workplace covers:

  • What respect is and different ways you can show respect at work whether in person or working remotely.
  • How you can overcome challenges, such as unconscious bias and conflict.
  • What to do if you or someone else is being disrespected.


On successful completion of this programme, learners will gain a Respect in the Workplace certificate.

Device to use for completion:

Use a Laptop or Desktop computer to complete this online course. Smartphones are not recommended to use to complete this training as brands and phone specifications are different from one smartphone to the next and can cause login issues or compatibility issues. Also the Internet Explorer browser was discontinued in 2015 and unfortunately older versions of the browser are still being used. This has caused login issues when trying to complete the course so it is advised to use the Google Chrome internet browser or a similar up-to-date browser to complete the course.

Please note the following when purchasing the course:

  • The Online Respect in the Workplace course will take approximately 35 minutes to complete
  • There is no sound associated with the course so no headphones are needed
  • The course must be completed in order to obtain the certificate of completion

To purchase this online course simply book and pay online, when this has been completed you will receive an email with your username and password and you will have access to the link to login and launch the course.

Enrolments are created manually so if you purchase the course during out of office hours you may not have access until the next working day.