A Humanistic Approach to Civility and Dignity in the Workplace

In this program we will talk about what civility is and why it’s beneficial to you – as an individual to behave in a professional dignified manner with others.  And how to maintain your dignity in difficult situations.

Cost: $35

Length: 1.25 hours

Format: Facilitated Self Study

Access information: Course access granted upon payment at the beginning of each week.

Program Description

This program is broken into two sections. The first discusses civility as a concept, covering the problems and difficulties of using civility as a metric. The second section discussed how to use dignity as a value in the workplace to improve interpersonal relationships and problem solving. The goal is to help people understand how to deal effectively with stress and difficult people while still behaving ethically and problem solving effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between civility and dignity
  • Why civility is a problematic concept and often counter productive to creating cohesive and effective work groups
  • How to think about giving and getting dignity
  • How to deal with perceived dignity violations so you can move on to effective problem solving.

Topics Covered:

  • Civility
  • Dignity
  • What to do when people aren’t civil or dignified


Jennifer Hancock

Jennifer Hancock is unique in that was raised as a freethinker and is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is varied including stints in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. She has served as Director of Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles SPCA, sold international franchise licenses for a biotech firm, was the Manager of Acquisition Group Information for a ½ billion dollar company and served as the executive director for the Humanists of Florida.

Who should take this course?

  • HR professionals (HRCI, SHRM, HRPA, CHRP, AHRI) looking to learn more effective ways of addressing this problem.
  • Life Coaches and Conflict Coaches (ICF)
  • People interested in personal development


Continuing Education Information:

This course has been submitted to  HRCI (E-Learning) and approved by SHRM (Self Paced E-Learning). Upon completion of the course you receive a certificate of completion.  If you would like to self certify this course for continuing education self study credit for HRPA, AHRI, CHRP, IDC, ICF, CLM or CPLP credit, select the general certificate option. See our certifications page for more information


This program is appropriate for group training (see group discount page).  We recommend pairing this course on civility with our other courses to create more in depth program for your staff.

  • Bundle – with Ending Harassment (for 2.25 hour program) $50 – save $20
  • Add – De-escalate Conflicts and Socratic Jujitsu for 4.25 hour program $100 save $20
  • Add – Humanistic Leadership, Humanistic Communication and Bridging the Generation Divide for 8.75 hour program for supervisor program $200 – save $35.

We can also arrange for a hybrid training that includes the online courses combined with live facilitated discussions for your group. This course combines applied philosophy and participants can benefit from discussing how to apply this knowledge to their specific situations and to other interpersonal dynamics.

 Contact us for more information or to schedule a course. 

Course information:

This includes 2 video lessons and a final exam that take 1.25 hours to complete. It includes lecture notes for downloading. To participate in this course you will need Internet access and the ability to view youtube style videos. The course will work on home computers and tablets such as the iPad.

Money Back Guarantee

If you are unhappy with the course, or don’t pass the final exam, you may request your money back within 15 days


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