Third party events, Webinars, Workplace behaviour

CIPA webinar

Tuesday 8 February 2022
12.30 – 1.30 pm



The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) kindly invited all IP Inclusive supporters to join this free webinar, on a topic that’s crucial to respectful and inclusive working cultures.


Event overview

Bullying and harassment in the workplace can lead to unhappy, unproductive employees and can severely affect mental health. If left unresolved, these types of issues can deteriorate and result in costly and time-consuming outcomes, such as disciplinary action and employment tribunals.

Research has shown that six in ten people have either been the victim of, or witness to, workplace bullying and most organisations have procedures in place to deal with it when it occurs. This webinar explored what constitutes bullying and harassment, the difference between bullying and banter and your responsibilities. Delegates were given practical advice on how to identify, prevent and deal with bullying and harassment in the workplace and what they could do to help cultivate an inclusive culture where unfair treatment is unacceptable and everyone is treated with dignity and respect.


Webinar objectives

  • What is bullying and harassment?
  • Bullying vs banter
  • Your responsibilities
  • Managing workplace bullying and harassment: informal and formal processes
  • Importance of prevention
  • Creating a workplace culture where bullying and harassment is not acceptable
  • Additional challenges of remote working



Jane Michel, Emphasis HR

With 30 years’ experience within HR and training, including the role of HR Director with Grant Thornton, Jane has considerable experience of coaching, training and developing people at all levels. She is a co-owner of Emphasis Ltd, offering bespoke HR and training services to business organisations for the past 17 years. Jane is ACA and MCIPD qualified, has a second degree in psychology and is registered as Level B qualified with the British Psychological Society.


Katherine Revels, Emphasis HR

Katherine has over two years’ experience in learning and development including creating content and delivering training courses on many subjects including managing mental health in the workplace, problem solving, how to tackle procrastination and emotional intelligence. She has a Masters in HR management and is CIPD Level 7 accredited. Katherine is also a certified mental health first aider. Her main goal focuses on creating meaningful differences to people’s work lives.


Follow-up resources

You can access a recording of the webinar here. Our thanks to CIPA and Emphasis for making this available to IP Inclusive supporters.

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