Start a Civility Initiative

Mutual respect, and effective, meaningful connections and conversations across and among groups- whether those groups are at school, in the community or at work, are essential to building trust and social capital. Modeled after the work of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Civility Experts is pleased to offer coaching and tools to assist you in starting your own civility initiative.

For workplace civility initiatives:

The Power of One: Workplace Civility Initiatives Workshop and Toolkit.

It just takes one minute to make a difference. One choice can change your life. One committed moment of courage can show your true character. And one person choosing civility can have tremendous, long-term impact on others. This practical and timely workshop is for organizations that are ready to take one small step towards fostering civility in their workplace by starting a civility initiative.

This interactive full-day workshop includes discussions, advice, instructions, tools and techniques for planning, implementing and sustaining workplace civility initiatives. Topics covered:

  • Recognizing the tangible costs of rudeness to business?
  • Leveraging civility; the benefits of introducing a workplace civility initiative?
  • Understanding the elements of workplace culture
  • Bridging personal and professional values
  • Managing factors that contribute to incivility in the workplace
  • Guiding principles for creating civility and conduct codes
  • Best practices for fostering and maintaining civility in the workplace
  • A template for creating your own civility initiative plan
  • A 2-day Train-the-Trainer workshop for up to 4 Community Civility Ambassadors who will implement your civility initiative.
  • A customized package of civility workshops and presentations that you can use for building civility in your community.
  • Tools and training materials for getting started
  • Sources and resources for materials and tools to sustain your civility initiative.

Sample of Civility Initiative Tools and Content that may be included in your toolkit:

  • The Civility Rubric™
  • The Organizational Civility Scale®
  • Quick and effective “Workplace Culture” assessments
  • Social Intelligence Assessments to use when hiring
  • Cultural Competence Surveys
  • Toxic behavior assessments to use in performance reviews
  • Civility Needs Assessment to use when outlining civility initiatives
  • Civility vocabulary and how to infuse it
  • Civility best practices e.g., Plain Language, elements of cultural competence, communication style guides

Businesses are encouraged to SPONSOR A SCHOOL too – for just $500.00 business and corporate groups can provide a neighbourhood school with the tools they need to start a Macaroni and Please™ Civility Initiative in their school. Or SUPPORT/SPONSOR a CIVILITY INITIATIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

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For Schools and Childcare Centers, the Macaroni and Please™ Civility Initiative for Schools Program

The tookit includes:

  • Half-day overview and planning workshop for your Civility Initiative committee with Civility expert Lew Bayer where you will learn:
    • How to define and describe civility in your community
    • The benefits of civility to your school or childcare center
    • Strategies and best practices for starting and sustaining a civility initiative
  • A template for creating your own civility initiative plan
  • A 1-day Train-the-Trainer workshop for up to 4 Civility at School Ambassadors who will implement your civility initiative.
  • Ready-to-use manners lessons and courtesy at school training programs that you can use for building civility in your school or childcare center
  • Tools and training materials for getting started
  • Sources and resources for materials and tools to sustain your civility initiative.

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For not-for-profit organizations or communities the BECAUSE IT MATTERS CANADA CIVILITY INITIATIVE TOOLKIT

The tookit includes:

  • Half-day overview and planning workshop for your Civility Initiative committee with Civility expert Lew Bayer where you will learn:
    • How to define and describe civility in your community
    • The benefits of civility to the community
    • Strategies and best practices for starting a civility initiative
  • A template for creating your own civility initiative plan
  • A 2-day Train-the-Trainer workshop for up to 4 Community Civility Ambassadors who will implement your civility initiative.
  • A customized package of civility workshops and presentations that you can use for building civility in your community.
  • Tools and training materials for getting started
  • Sources and resources for materials and tools to sustain your civility initiative.

Download more Information.

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