C2C in the Workplace
Australian research has found that up to 70% of employees have been harassed, and as a result, suffer from stress, low morale, low productivity and little commitment to their organisation.
Courage to Care’s unique program aims to combat this by emphasising the importance of being an upstander against discrimination. Participants realise that they, as individuals, can make a difference in supporting those who experience prejudice and discrimination.
The two-hour program includes:
- An introductory video, explaining how discrimination became socially acceptable during WWII, and the contrasting acts of defiance in the face of such discrimination.
- Holocaust survivors, ‘living historians’, share their experiences with participants, emphasising the story of their rescue and of the support provided by others – the support which enabled them to survive.
- A discussion, in which a trained workshop leader positions the content in a contemporary workplace context. Participants reflect on their personal perceptions and experiences of discrimination in the workplace, empowering them to become upstanders.
Specifically tailored programs are available for organisations across NSW, QLD and the ACT. If you are interested in this reasonably priced, high impact program which can be presented at your own premises, please contact Courage to Care on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Queensland Police Program
QLD Police Service Chief Superintendent Debbie Platz, QPS education manager Paquita Rasmussen, Queensland University Professor Lorraine Mazzerole, Courage to Care NSW chair Andrew Havas and QLD Police Commissioner Ian Stewart at the award presentation.
For the past two years, Courage to Care has partnered with the Queensland Police Program (QPS), training all new police recruits at the Oxley Police Academy in Brisbane. To date, over 660 cadets have completed the program.
The two-hour program is specifically tailored for the QPS, with a presentation on the personal and professional challenges faced by the police service in Germany during the Third Reich. Recruits also view an introductory DVD, listen to a Holocaust survivor’s story and participate in a workshop and discussion.
Professor Lorraine Mazzerole of Queensland University has released a study finding the program to be “particularly effective in educating police recruits in strategies to reduce, address and prevent workplace harassment, stress, low morale and poor behaviour.”
As a result of the program’s effectiveness, Courage to Care was nominated and awarded a prize in the leadership category in the 2016 QPS Awards for Excellence.