New training opportunities: Active Bystander, Bullying and Harassment

In response to outcomes from the 2017 Staff Survey, new training opportunities are available to staff in the Department of Medicine: Active Bystander and Bullying and Harassment.

Active Bystander

The training aims to empower staff and students across the College community to challenge poor behaviours, and bring about cultural change through the reinforcement of messages defining the boundaries of unacceptable behaviour.

Many individuals with problematic attitudes are likely to think that their behaviour is normal if no one confronts it, and this can often be reinforced by cultural messages. Some might not care that their behaviour causes harm to others, but some might not even realise.

Bullying and Harassment

Two half-day workshops are available:

For managers

This course aims to provide managers with an understanding of how to manage bullying and harassment in the workplace. It will provide an opportunity to discuss the relevant legislation and role and responsibilities, using case law and examples in practice.

For non-managers

This course has been designed to raise the awareness of general (non-managerial) staff about harassment, bullying and victimisation in the workplace. It will address the law and Imperial’s policy around such issues. It will also raise the delegate’s awareness about the sources of support and their choices if they ever experience such behaviour in the course of their work.

The courses will begin running later this month, and will take place at the Hammersmith and St Mary’s campuses. 

Full details and schedules can be found on SharePoint. To register, or to request training at an alternative site, please e-mail:

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