Fostering Civility in the Workplace

Fostering civility in the workplace
Words matter. Gestures matter. Attitude matters.

Today, more than ever before, some people are taking license with their co-workers and direct reports – speaking to them without regard for the impact of their words.

They don’t realize that civility matters. In fact there is a steep price to pay for incivility in the workplace. It has been well documented that the cost of bad behavior trickles right down to the bottom line.

Help your teams discover their emotional intelligence

This workshop introduces practices that will result in more congeniality, collaboration and ultimately success for the organization. Civil, emotionally intelligent behavior can be practiced and internalized once people recognize that it is important for each person to contribute to a productive ecosystem at work.

Fostering civility in the workplace
Fostering civility in the workplace
Civility exercises delivered in a safe environment

Conflict and toxic environments can easily be avoided if we understand ourselves and each other better than we have in the past. Each of our exercises will generate concrete changes in the work environment. Our program is delivered in a safe, open environment, without fear of judgment or criticism.

Experiential exercises will cover the following topics:

  • What are the real values that drive us, and our organization?

  • Knowing each other as people as well as colleagues

  • How to give and receive feedback effectively

  • The importance of body language and tone of voice

  • How to communicate clearly and concisely

  • How to create an environment that is safe enough for people to ‘own’ their mistakes and ask for help

  • Reframing a challenge or statement to make it less threatening

  • Learning the circle process for conflict resolution

Do you want to equip you team with tools that make civility second-nature?

“Well done – you surpassed our high expectations! Even the folks on our team who don’t usually like workshops enjoyed this one, because it was so fun, different, and useful.”


The civility training was great. Bob and Lola did a terrific job maintaining a great vibe, energy, and pace. We learned in fun, immersive ways how to listen, appreciate, and work with our teammates better. We also learned about ourselves in ways that were uplifting, affirming, and energizing. We were very happy with how it went.

Eric Dorman
Manager, Info Management & Analytics Unit, Housing Programs Branch
Ministry of Housing

Case Study

The atmosphere at work was cleared up and the group became a highly functional unit.

About Beyond the Box

Beyond the Box offers unique experiential programs and creative workshops that help change the way people think and how they approach obstacles and problems in the workplace.

Whether it is in Toronto, Ottawa or across Canada, we can custom design workshops – from a one-hour interactive keynote presentation to two-hour trust-building exercises to two-day team building retreats – for groups from 10 to 400.

Our Guarantee

Participants come away with a toolbox of techniques that allow them to:

  • Bring out the best in their colleagues by listening, being open and encouraging.
  • Understand how to engender trust and to communicate with authenticity and passion.
  • Think creatively about seeing new possibilities and opportunities by using fresh brainstorming techniques.
  • Adapt to changing circumstances by developing confidence in their ability to be nimble and creative.

Contact us for more information or to request a quotation