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Workplace Learning Solutions

Facilitated Group Sessions

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Our Domestic and Family Violence Learning Solutions provide workplaces with the tools to create an impact that matters. All programs are designed to mature the culture of workplaces and build on existing practices.

Our facilitated group sessions are offered in a face-to-face format or a virtual format. Please click here to see the full product offering.

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Our training is based on three key principles:

  • Recognise

    How to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence (DFV) in the workplace.

  • Respond

    How to respond to domestic and family violence in the workplace in instances where you suspect domestic violence could be occurring or when disclosures are made by a staff member

  • Refer

    How to Refer a staff member to appropriate pathways and resources using internal policy, tools, and resources.

Program options

Specialist Training

This Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Training Program provides the tools an organisation needs to
Recognise, Respond and Refer those employees affected by DFV.
Your workforce will develop the knowledge, confidence and skill set to manage the epidemic that impacts
all of us

Topic explored

  • Causes, prevalence, and impacts of domestic and family violence. Definition of what DFV is and the attitudes that normalise, perpetuate and condone this within communities.
  • Strategies to respond safely without escalating risk.
  • How to use workplace policies, workplace procedures, and access support available.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase participants understanding and confidence to Recognise, Respond and Refer to DFV.
  • Participants will be able to explain why DFV is a workplace issue.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of what underpins and causes DFV.
  • Certificate of completion and post training survey available

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for all workplace staff who are Leaders, Managers, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, People & Culture and any other staff who are passionate about creating a world without violence.

*A pre-requisite for virtual training is for staff to have previously completed either our face-to-face or eLearning program on how to Recognise, Respond and Refer to DFV.

First Responder Training

We all have a role to play in creating workplaces, homes, schools and communities where everyone is safe,
equal and valued. This 1.5 hour training program has been developed to support those leaders and staff
who are passionate about creating a world without violence.

Topic explored

  • Causes, prevalence, and impact of DFV
  • Definition of what DFV is and the attitudes that normalise, perpetuate and condone this within
    our societies.
  • Strategies to respond safely without escalating risk.
  • How to refer someone to support using your workplace procedures and supports.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase staff understanding and confidence to Recognise, Respond and Refer a staff member
    to supports.
  • Participants will have an understanding of why DFV is a workplace issue.
  • Certificate of completion and post training survey available.

This training can be provided in a blended model, either face-to-face or virtually. The training is best suited to workplace staff such as peer support, mental health first aiders, supervisors and any staff who
are passionate about creating change and providing support to those staff who are affected by DFV.

*A pre-requisite for virtual training is for staff to have previously completed either face-to-face or eLearning to Recognise, Respond and Refer to DFV.

Safety Planning

This training program has been developed to support your staff in developing the skills and confidence in utilising a workplace safety plan.

Safety planning is an important aspect of how you can support your staff. A safety plan is a personalised and practical plan that can help the workplace know the best and safest way to respond.

Topic explored

  • Causes, prevalence, and impact of DFV.
  • The role of safety planning within the workplace.
  • High risk indicators which increase the risk of lethality to someone experiencing violence.
  • Workplace strategies and supports available.
  • Conversation starters and interactive case studies to understand the complexity of the topic.
  • Should your workplace not have a safety plan then a best practice template will be made available.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of safety planning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to sensitively, empathetically and safely complete a workplace safety plan.
  • Increased awareness of high-risk indicators.
  • Increase confidence in responding when the workplace may be at risk.
  • Certificate of completion and post training survey available.

This training is best provided face-to-face and is suitable for all workplace staff who are leaders, managers, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, People & Culture, and any other staff who are passionate about creating a world without violence.

*A pre-requisite for virtual training is for staff to have previously completed either face-to-face or eLearning to Recognise, Respond and Refer to DFV.

Bystander Behaviour: Creating Change

This training program Creating Change – Being an Active Bystander supports participants to act when confronted with harassment or abuse.

An active bystander is someone who takes action after witnessing or
hearing about an incident that is harassing, violent, abusive or discriminatory.

We know that to create a world free from violence, we need individuals who are confident to be active bystanders within our community to create change.

Topic explored

  • Causes, prevalence, and impact of domestic and family violence.
  • Behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise domestic and family
    violence (DFV).
  • Strategies to respond directly and indirectly as active bystanders.
  • How to take action to challenge a culture that supports abusive and harassing behaviours.
  • Practical tools to be an active bystander including strategies to engage in conversation while working remotely.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase understanding and confidence to discuss DFV, harassment and discrimination.
  • Build skills and confidence to challenge attitudes and behaviours that enable DFV.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the bystander effect and how to overcome this.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the active bystander tools that can be utilised to challenge discrimination, harassment or bullying within the workplace or community.
  • Certificate of completion and post training survey available.

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for all workplace staff who are leaders, managers, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, People & Culture and any other staff who are passionate about creating a world without violence.

*A pre-requisite for virtual training is for staff to have previously completed either face-to-face or eLearning to Recognise, Respond and Refer to DFV.

Respectful Relationships

Workplaces have a vital role to play in creating a world where staff are not only safe but are also respected, valued, and treated as equals regardless of their gender.

This training program supports workplaces to model respectful relationships at work and embed a whole of workplace approach to build a culture of respect and gender equality.

Topic explored

  • Causes, prevalence, drivers, and impact of domestic & family violence (DFV).
  • Strengths-based approaches to being leaders in the primary prevention of DFV.
  • How to contribute to creating a whole of organisation approach to creating change.
  • Practical tools to embed respectful relationships across the workforce.
  • Strategies to create change within workplaces and community

Learning outcomes

  • Increase your understanding and confidence to discuss DFV, harassment and discrimination.
  • Build your skills to challenge attitudes and behaviours that can lead to DFV.
  • An understanding of the drivers of DFV.
  • Understand the link between gender inequality and DFV.
  • Develop an awareness of your unconscious bias.

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for all workplaces and its team members who have completed Specialist DFV training.

We all have a role to play in creating workplaces, homes, schools, and communities where everyone is safe, equal and valued.

*A pre-requisite for virtual training is for staff to have previously completed either face-to-face or eLearning to Recognise, Respond and Refer to DFV.

Workplace Resilience

We know that resilient team members can manage their wellbeing and perform effectively in the workplace.

This training program provides your staff with the ability to understand the role of resilience, how to develop resilient teams, strategies to safety plan with your staff, as well as the signs of workplace stress, burnout,
compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

Topic explored

  • Understanding and identifying stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in your workforce.
  • The importance of setting personal and professional boundaries.
  • Building resilience within teams.
  • How teams can implement strategies to foster connection in times of isolation.
  • Practical application of knowledge through developing participants' own Wellness Plan.
  • Referral pathways, internal and external to provide support.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase understanding and confidence to identify the differences between workplace burnout, stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
  • Build the skills to develop team protective factors to increase resilience.
  • Develop an increased understanding of workplace boundaries and the importance of this when supporting staff.
  • Completion of a Wellness Plan and clear guidelines on when to seek help.
  • Certificate of completion and post training survey available.

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for all workplace staff who are leaders, managers, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, People & Culture and any other staff who are passionate about creating a world without violence.

*A pre-requisite for virtual training is for staff to have previously completed either face-to-face or eLearning to Recognise, Respond and Refer to DFV.

If you are uncertain about which training program is right for your organisation, we are here to help. Our team can talk through the needs of your business and suggest which program might be the best fit.

Want more options?

Challenge DV also offers the following programs:

  • Online short course: Our innovative, self-guided online short course has been developed in collaboration with the Queensland Government along with other private businesses. The course generally takes 30 minutes to complete. Find out more here.
  • Challenge Zero: builds on existing workplace health and safety practices and provides a structured approach and generally represents a 3-year commitment from workplaces. Find out more about Challenge Zero here.
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Testimonials

“Paul's facilitation of this session was great. Paul made discussing a difficult topic easy. Paul stretched my thinking on DFV and I felt my time attending the session was well spent.”

Department of Health

“Kat was an amazing facilitator. Engaging, sensitive to the topic, and powerful through the use of examples. Tough topic and she did an amazing job. Content was spot on and although confronting at times, very useful.”

QAS

"One of the best content related courses I have attended."

TMR

“I feel more comfortable and confident addressing issues/instances of DFV and also apply the knowledge regarding gender equality in the workplace. Before, I didn't understand the huge impact that gender inequality has on influencing/facilitating DFV so although I haven’t had to deal with people effected by DFV and therefore cant help them, there is still something I can do to help prevent it.”

QAS

"Thanks for a fantastic training session. Confronting topic, but great to know that this issue is being highlighted and people experiencing D & FV have options for fantastic supports. You should be very proud!"

PWC

"I really enjoyed attending this training, I believe everyone could get something out of knowledge around the subject. If one person can be helped from the training it is worth every min. The presenter was very calming and easy to listen to this always helps."

Rio Tinto

"Trainer demonstrated great knowledge and delivered the message quite clearly. Great to have such type of organisation’s across Australia to combat against this 'social disease'."

Rio Tinto

Ready to Make A Change?

Contact Challenge DV today to learn more about what you can do to support your employees and educate your workplace against domestic and family violence.