This course will help implement policies, procedures and best practices for bullying and harassment in the workplace.


During the past decade, there has been a significant, almost seismic change in workplace attitudes about the definition and acceptance of “unacceptable behaviour”.

Behaviour which was previously regarded as “part of the company culture” may now be perceived as totally unacceptable; behaviour which was previously “swept under the carpet” or ignored without any penalty is now open for debate, discussion and often “judgement” in a variety of open public forums.

Employers are increasingly recognising that employees, and even prospective employees are looking to the company to take the lead in providing a “bully free/harassment free working environment.


(Face-to-face training with safe distancing and precautionary measures undertaken at our hotel venues which are certified SG Clean. We will continue to adopt a small class size for all our courses)

Course Details: 


I. Understanding the responsibilities placed on the employer, the managers/supervisors, and the employees under the government’s anti -bullying/anti-harassment legislation;


II. Implementing a best practice Anti-Bullying and Anti- Harassment Policy;


III. Implementing best practice procedures and processes to support the effective operation of the Anti-Bullying and Anti-Harassment Policy:

• Train, monitor and retrain where necessary all levels of employees in the effective operation of the procedures and processes;

• Recognising the differences between Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) and Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation (POFMA)


• Understanding Singapore’s anti-bullying/anti-harassment laws, and the definitions

• Establishing a HR Policy on bullying and harassment

• Designing comprehensive work environment procedures and policies to deal with employee behavior, including online

• Understanding the importance of prevention, including implementation and training and monitoring

• Handling and managing a workplace investigation using a step-by step guide;

• Developing and maintaining the work place culture

• Recognising the importance of management style

• Appreciating the role of social media/technology in bullying and harassment;

• Leveraging international best practice strategies

Who should attend

• HR Executives, HR Directors, HR Managers and HR Business Partners



• Presentation

• Participative Case Studies

• Discussion

• Role Play


Mr. Ian Butler's generalist HR experience spans more than 25 years, living and working in both European and Asian settings. Previous positions in Asia have included Regional HR Leadership for both Alfa Laval and Franklin Templeton, covering Asia, Middle East, Sub Saharan Africa and Oceania; his principal focus was senior executive development and coaching. Ian also spent 3 years in India, setting up a back office HR data unit for the worldwide Alfa Laval Group.

Prior to his 7 years with Alfa Laval, Ian was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for ABB/ Adtranz for 16 years in UK and Germany. His responsibilities included major restructuring and leading a significant change in HR strategy.

During his career and especially during his management of two large sized HR functions (numbering 50+ and 100+ HR professionals respectively) Ian has led a number of formal mentoring programmes.

Ian is a graduate in Business Studies and HR from London UK. He specializes in executive coaching and international assignment solutions.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

•  Date to be advised  (New!)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Hotel seminar room


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.


• S$ 650 for Community

• S$ 680 for Non-Subscribers


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Lunch will be provided

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