Respect & Sensitivity Training 2.0

Is your organization dealing with or trying to prevent rude, disrespectful behaviors?

The Connecting With Respect program has been used by leaders and HR professionals in the world’s most recognized organizations to help create enduring cultures of respect and civility. Much more impactful than traditional sensitivity training, our science-based curriculum provides your people with both the “why” and the “how” for co-creating a work environment that everyone is proud to be a part of.

What is Connecting With Respect?

CWR is an interactive learning program suitable for managers, individual contributors, and (especially) senior leaders. Most importantly, it leads to improved workplace attitudes and behaviors quickly.

Based on research from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and organizational effectiveness, it provides your team members with a proven toolkit for anchoring respect for people as a core cultural competency in your organization.

Modern Sensitivity Training For Employees & Leaders

From assistants to senior executives, our sensitivity training programs are designed to teach employees of all levels how to empathize, respect, and appreciate coworkers with varied backgrounds. Unlike traditional sensitivity training, we teach more than just tolerance. At Legacy Business Cultures, we use principles of neuroscience to show employees where disrespectful behaviors originate from, and how those behaviors can be corrected.            

Why invest in Respectful Workplace Training for your organization?

According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, employees who are the target of disrespectful behavior in the workplace experience the following:

  • 48% intentionally decreased their work effort
  • 47% intentionally decreased the time spent at work
  • 38% intentionally decreased the quality of their work
  • 80% lost work time worrying about the incident
  • 63% lost work time avoiding the offender
  • 66% said that their performance declined
  • 78% said that their commitment to the organization declined
  • 12% said that they left their job because of the uncivil treatment
  • 25% admitted to taking their frustration out on customers

Even one toxic employee can be damaging. Can you afford not to invest in creating a more respectful culture for your organization?

Speak with us to learn more about how we can help your organization to save lost time and money dealing with a toxic workplace culture that can lead to issues of poor work performance, low productivity and high employee turnover.

Connecting With Respect Learning Objectives

  • Helps participants recognize what respect should look (and feel) like within their workplace
  • Identifies how the brain reacts to disrespectful behaviors while damaging morale and productivity
  • Explains the impact that stereotypes have on our actions and decisions
  • Explores the role that attitudes play in promoting respectful workplaces
  • Identifies behaviors that support both personal and organizational values
  • Teaches specific tools for changing disrespectful behavior patterns
  • Links our capacity for respecting others to our respect of self
  • Provides framework for designing a respectful workplace plan of action

Customizable curriculum to fit your organization’s needs

Designed for flexibility in both duration and content depth, this program can easily be customized to support a broad range of cultural initiatives, audiences and outcomes. Just as importantly, its modular design and minimal AV requirements support effective delivery for a variety of work schedules and meeting spaces. It can even be facilitated virtually!

Whether you use one of our expert facilitators or have your own staff certified through our train-the-trainer process, Connecting with Respect workplace respect training will deliver powerful, culture-enhancing results for years to come.

Some organizations who have made Connecting With Respect a part of their organizational culture

Recent Connecting With Respect Case Studies


Connecting With Respect is Thriving at Johnsonville

Respect has always been a key value within Johnsonville Sausage, a Wisconsin-headquartered company committed to excellence in every facet of sausage making. Respect is a key component of their Guiding Principles and one of their Supporting Values, which Johnsonville defines as: Respect, to show consideration for someone else as a person and to treat him or her as you would want to be treated, at all times.


Making a Difference with Mutual Respect

In the summer of 2010, Medical Mutual of Ohio partnered with Legacy Business Cultures to help launch Mutual Respect, an initiative that would build on the company’s already-strong employee satisfaction ratings and turn it into an active force to improve many areas, including customer service, employee commitment and trust.

Are you ready to increase your organization’s resiliency, collaboration and effectiveness?

Experience Connecting With Respect first-hand by attending one of our upcoming public workshops.
For a complete list of upcoming Connecting With Respect workshops, visit our Events Calendar.

Respect, Bias, and Inclusion 3-Day Workshop

May 7 @ 8:30 am - May 9 @ 2:00 pm

Connecting With Respect Webinar

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm