SVSH Manager Resources

Creating a safe, inclusive workplace: Five tips for managers

As a manager, you have a key role to play in creating a safe and inclusive workplace; here are five tips to get you started.

  1. Talk to your staff. As a manager, you will have a meaningful impact in creating a caring, safe and inclusive environment by expressing your support for and commitment to safety.
  2. Make sure your staff know their options for reporting incidents of sexual violence/harassment, and for receiving support and information. Please share with them the new set of FAQs for staff and the one-page survivor support student/staff handout.
  3. If you are a manager or supervisor, you are a responsible employee, which means that if you receive a report of prohibited conduct from any other person affiliated with the university, you are required to notify the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD). Other responsible employees are listed in the staff FAQs.
  4. If you receive a report, please describe your responsibility to share information with OPHD, connect the individual with the Confidential CARE Advocate and offer other resources as described in the FAQs for staff. Then you should connect promptly with OPHD: call 3-7985 or email
  5. Make sure that you and your staff complete the required training.