Act @ Work

Act@Work is an organisation-wide cultural change program developed by Women’s Health Grampians for CoRE members. This comprehensive program is helping organisations take meaningful and sustainable actions to create a more respectful and equal society.

Act@Work has enabled private businesses, local governments, state government agencies and community organisations to look at opportunities for action within their culture, leadership, systems and policies and also in the programs and services they deliver.

The Act@Work program aims to:

  1. Increase awareness of the extent, prevalence and causes of violence against women.
  2. Change behaviours and attitudes.
  3. Increase bystander action in the workplace and socially.
  4. Enable organisations to support staff members that are affected by family violence.
  5. Enable organisations to identify what they can do to advance and promote gender equality through their work.
  6. Establish systems to ensure the sustainability of this work in the longer term.

The program is supported by:

  • Experienced Women’s Health Grampians staff who work with the organisation to implement the program
  • Resources specific to the Act@Work program
  • In-house training program

Benefits for your organisation

Undertaking Act@Work will enable your organisation to be a leader in this space and join the many organisations and  thousands of staff in the Grampians region that have undertaken Act@Work since its development in 2012.  Benefits for your organisation include:

  • Exclusive support from WHG staff members to drive change within your organisation
  • Collect data to measure change in the organisation
  • All staff complete either prevention of violence against women training or intensive bystander training
  • Organisational champions identified and developed
  • Undertake an in-depth organisational analysis based on evidence and key indicators
  • Develop targeted and meaningful actions that will improve workplace culture and increase gender equality
  • Increased staff awareness of organisational policies and procedures

Act@Work organisations

Organisations that are currently undertaking or have completed the Act@Work program include:

  • Ballarat Community Health
  • The Courier
  • Ararat Rural City Council
  • AME Systems (manufacturer)
  • Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Training and Resources
  • Golden Plains Shire Council
  • Vic Roads – Western region
  • Rural Northwest Health
  • Horsham Rural City Council
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council
  • West Wimmera Shire Council
  • Hindmarsh Shire Council
  • Uniting Wimmera
  • CAFS
  • Moorabool Shire Council
  • Hepburn Shire Council
  • Golden Plains Shire Council

Further information

Act@Work suits organisations with 70-500 staff, though can be modified to suit other sizes. It takes approximately 6-12 months to implement, depending on the organisation.

To receive a tailored quote for the in-house delivery of the Act@Work program or for further information please contact us.

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