Toxic workplace cultures are preventable.

72% of employees reported to have quit their organisations as it was toxic, and 51% mentioned that they plan on quitting (at some stage) for the same reason (2022 Toxic Work Environment Report). If toxic cultures are one of the main reasons people leave, then what can be done to prevent this?

“We cannot overlook the fact that there is a systemic issue within a department or team when it comes to giving feedback on behaviour or wider performance. It is just not in the DNA of the workplace culture (or within managers) to handle complaints or have difficult conversations in an honest light.”  

Stephen Bell, our Managing Director, and Facilitator 

Positive workplace culture is cultivated from the top.

What makes our training stand out? 

Most bullying, harassment and discrimination programs focus on recognising the behaviour, understanding the laws and implementing potential prevention strategies. Our flagship program ‘Custodians of Culture’ not only covers those things, but comes from the perspective of fostering a healthy culture. We believe at its core, a healthy workplace culture is the only thing that can truly prevent inappropriate behaviours.

Using our signature Workplace Reality Theatre training method, we draw on industry and sector-specific case studies, allowing participants to respond to real-time scenarios played out by professional actors. Participants receive feedback from our expert facilitator on how to assess issues that require escalation versus those that can be resolved by providing employees with the right resources.

About this program

Designed for

Executives, board members and senior leaders


Face to face, Virtual. 


2 hour session

Maximum participants


Course content

  • The link between leadership behaviour, workplace culture and high-risk leadership behaviour.
  • Identify inappropriate and risky workplace behaviour.
  • Making risk aware choices on the governance framework.
  • Impact of unmanaged issues, vicarious liability, productivity and culture.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the role of organisational culture in preventing and effectively responding to harmful workplace conduct.
  • Understand the impact (financial, brand and cultural costs) that unmanaged and/or poorly managed issues can have on employer brand, continuity of operations, staff morale, retention and attraction of staff.
  • Review emerging evidence and insights to guide risk aware choices in our governance actions and decisions in the workplace.
  • Identify risks factors that may exist within your organisational, leadership and individual attributes (particularly relating to the power of workplace culture) and the prevalence of any inappropriate or unlawful behaviours.
  • Determine the leadership, frameworks and systems that will support effective and defensible governance, actively reduce the risk of harm occurring, and have a positive impact on workplace culture and performance.

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