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C ivility, A ppreciation, and R espectful E nvironments

A grassroots effort empowering each of us as Vanderbilt faculty and staff to encourage civilized behaviors in our own work environments.


Workplace Civility: Respect Our Differences (April 6, 2017) Resource List:

Workplace Civility: Think Before You Speak Event (November 17, 2015) Resource List:

Workplace Civility: Building Trust Event (March 25, 2015) Resource List:

Health Plus Wellcast (June 13, 2014)

Workplace Civility Kick Off Event (March 25, 2014) Resource List:

Other Resources:

Workplace Civility Workshop

  • Facilitated by HR's Organizational Effectiveness Team

Vanderbilt Health & Wellness Resilience Toolkit

  •  Resources to encourage healthy attitude, skill sets, and lifestyle

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services

  • They offer interactive programs that address equal opportunity and affirmative action, sexual harassment, diversity, cross-cultural communication, and employing persons with disabilities.

Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA)

  • 615-343-4500

Vanderbilt Police Training Programs

  • 615-322-2558

WorkLife Connections/Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 615-936-1327

Nurse Wellness Program

  • 615-936-1327

Suggested Readings


Choosing Civility by P.M. Forni

The Civility Solutions by P.M. Forni

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

The Assertive Advantage: A Guide to Healthy, Positive Communication by Sharon Anthony Bower

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Josephy Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

Difficulty Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Hen, & Roger Fisher