- Basic workplace confidant training course;
- Legal, psychological and organisational aspects;
- Effective communication skills to provide support and
aid the victims of unacceptable behaviour in the workplace;
- Practical training course offered by experts:
a psychologist, a lawyer and professional training actors.
In many countries it is common practice to appoint co-workers in organizations to support and inform targets of unacceptable behaviour at work. In the Netherlands this is part of the policy against unacceptable behaviour (bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, aggression and violence), mandated by the Dutch Working Conditions Act. These co-workers are known by a number of different names including: confidant, confidential counsellor, confidential advisor, confidential supporter, harassment officer, dignity at work advisor, peer listener, trusty, designated contact person and contact officer.
Why this training course?
A position as a confidant requires a wide range of legal, psychological and organisational knowledge and skills. This training course will prepare starting confidants for their comprehensive task.
The confidant training course will make it clear as to what your tasks are throughout all the stages of the policy process. You will receive information about your role in the prevention and identification of unacceptable behaviour in the workplace, and the support, interventions and follow-up care for the victims. You will gain in-depth knowledge about the many different legal, psychological and organisational aspects that you will encounter as a confidant. During the training course, you will also practice the communication skills that you need to support a victim.
The training course aims at the development of your knowledge, attitude and skills. During two half-day sessions, you will practice your skills with professional training actors. The training course's teacher (a psychologist) is (inter)nationally known, Board member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH) and has published papers in the field of confidants on a regular basis.
1. Introduction to unacceptable behaviour in the workplace
This confidants training aims at professionals with high levels of professional and intellectual skills. The training course is also intended for external confidants.
After the completion of the training, you will have a clear view of your role, task and position as a confidant in your organisation. You will have gained the knowledge that is required to support the victims of unacceptable behaviour in the workplace. You will have been trained to conduct support and counselling sessions with the victims, and in this way you will have developed the necessary communication skills to lead these sessions with confidence.
You will receive a reference book which includes the training course materials and background information.
This 3 day training course is offered as an open registration training at
Hubert Consult in Leiden.
The training course centre is located 400 metres from Leiden Central Station.
The training course and the training course materials are provided in English (please note that we are not native speakers).
Cost: €1,260 (excl. VAT) per person.
The training course materials, coffee/tea and lunch are included
Next course: To be sheduled
Course hours: 09:00 am to 5:15 pm
Maximum number of participants is 5 (minimum is 4)
For more information about the training course, please contact
Ms Adrienne Hubert, tel.: 071-5174222
or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please download the registration form below and return the completed and signed form either by mail or as a PDF attachment by email to Hubert Consult. After your registration, you will receive a written confirmation of your registration.
A position as a Confidential Supporter and other positions that you may hold, such as: employee or head of HR, head of a department, business social worker, may be conflicting. If you should hold any of these positions, please contact us prior to your registration for the Confidential Supporter training course to discuss the options available.
The training course is intended primarily for Confidential Supporters acting for employees. Are you acting as Confidential Supporter for other target groups, such as students, residents, patients, etc.? Please contact us prior to your registration for the Confidential Supporter training course to discuss the options available.