Masterclass Series – Workplace Bullying and Psychosocial Risk Management

Workplace bullying is a workplace psychosocial risk that causes both psychological and physical harm. It is a risk to employees health and safety regardless of position or level. Mental health injuries are increasingly becoming the most costliest workplace injury as a result of their duration.

This Masterclass series will work with you to help you build strategies to help you learn from and prevent the psychosocial risk in your workplace that comes from bullying.

The course is run over three session each with a separate, but related focus.

Workshop 1: Bullying is Kryptonite to Psychological Safety

Workplace bullying undermines workplace psychological safety and the two can’t coexist in a team or workplace. The term psychological safety is still characterised by lack of clarity for many. This results in many grappling to understand what this means for their own workplace.

Yet psychological safety is creating an environment where individuals and teams are safe to learn, share and ask. Bullying is an opposite where fear closes down cooperation. This stifles innovative and successful workplaces.

In this workshop, we will unravel psychologically safe workplaces and it’s bullying kryptonite. It should be noted that this workshop assumes a level of understanding about workplace bullying.

In workshop 1, you will learn:

  • What is psychological safety?
  • How workplace bullying and psychological safety conflicts leading to less successful workplaces?
  • What does this mean for your workplace?
  • What are the frameworks that help us create psychologically safe workplaces?
  • How can we influence leadership culture to embrace psychological safety?

Workshop 2: Investigating Workplace Bullying Incidents to Improve Workplace Systems

Workplace bullying incidents are rooted in workplace systems. Many psychosocial risks, and bullying is one of these, that emerge out of systems that do not work properly, haven’t been implemented, or don’t exist at all.

In this workshop, we focus on the systems approach to managing the psychosocial risk of workplace bullying and how to review that incident, analysing the root cause, and understanding which systems need improvement.

In workshop 2, you will learn:

  • What is the systems approach to managing the psychosocial risk of workplace bullying?
  • What is the value of systemic risk management in managing the workplace bullying psychosocial risk?
  • What frameworks exist that help us to analyse a workplace psychosocial risk?
  • How can we use a framework to complete a root cause analysis and learn to prevent it’s reoccurrence?

Workshop 3: Implementing and Monitoring Bullying Risk Management in Your Workplace

Implementing systems and processes to manage psychosocial risks and create psychological safety is vital for compliance, keeping your employees injury free to enjoy their lives, and to ensure a thriving and innovative business. Therefore, you need to monitoring your systems that provide psychosocial safety and ensure there is value in your implemented systems.

In this workshop, we focus on the implementation of risk management frameworks and monitoring those systems. We utilise the work we completed in workshop 2 to implement and monitor your bullying prevention frameworks.

In workshop 3, you will learn:

  • How do we implement psychosocial risk management to prevent workplace bullying?
  • What are the risks of failing to implement and monitor effectively?
  • What tools and frameworks exist to measure for the success of psychosocial risks including workplace bullying?
  • Who do we need to include to ensure successful implementation?


  • Workshop 1, 6 October 2022, 10am
  • Workshop 2, 27 October 2022, 10am
  • Workshop 3, 17 November 2022, 10am

Cost for 3 workshops

  • $895.00 (GST Inclusive)