Banter: Balancing Wit and Wisdom

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 13:30 to 15:30
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Workshop Outline

This event guides delegates along the fine line between fun, stress reducing, morale raising workplace communication and a harmful, debilitating and persistent verbal barrage. This practical event puts political correctness in its place, recognises the benefits of fun at work and focuses on the risks and responsibilities for all concerned.

What You Will Learn

With reference to banter related case law, you will be clear about what the Tribunals expect of employers

You will be guided through requirements to minimise the risk of employment claims and of excluded, unhappy and unproductive staff

Provided with practical advice and guidance for tackling banter in the workplace

You will learn a technique for having challenge conversation about workplace banter

Who Should Attend This Workshop?

D&I professionals

HR business partners

HR managers

Line managers

Feedback From Previous Sessions

“It was a great session, really interesting and also gave me some great tips on how I can address particular issues surrounding banter”

“Good session, with good debate and views”

This 2 hour workshop costs £99 + VAT for members or £125 + VAT for non-members. All members are entitled to one free place at 10 workshops per year.

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Non-member: £125.00 +VAT