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Dignity and Respect at Warwick

Course overview

Who is it for?

All staff

Session Objectives:

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Defined dignity and considered what this means in terms of the Dignity at Warwick policy and how we treat people at the University
  • Explored ways in which the dignity of individuals can be violated in the workplace
  • Considered what contributes to violating someone‚Äôs dignity
  • The workshop is not designed to provide a toolkit or checklist - it is designed to provide a safe space to consider how we engage with each other and what this means in terms of dignity and respect in the University


We are all incredibly busy and have the daily stresses of work and deadlines to contend with, as well as our personal lives. These pressures among others can sometimes cause us to forget that we're not just dealing with deadlines, but with people. Within all of this pressure, how do we ensure that everyone is treated in a way that respects their dignity? What do we even mean by dignity? How is it relevant to what we do here?

This session aims to provide an opportunity to explore the importance of respect and dignity in our everyday lives. Participants will explore what dignity means, how (at times) dignity can be violated, and also the potential consequences of this.

If you are interested in attending a future workshop, please complete your details on the Mailing List form. We will then contact you as soon as the next date is announced.

Contact us

If you have any questions please email us.

Additional information

Is there anything else I need to know?

Discussions of dignity can often cause us to reflect on difficult situations which may cause an emotional response. It is important to be aware that some of the discussion topics that may arise could be of a sensitive nature.