Dr. Kirk Perris PhD

Learning Strategist and Adult Educator
Sensitivity Training Canada

​Dr Kirk Perris is a Learning Strategist and Adult Educator with 12 years experience working in the public and private sectors. He is a cultural communications expert who has provided training to a range of clients in Canada and internationally. His areas of expertise are in sensitivity and diversity training, intercultural communication and the development of power and soft skills. Dr Perris holds a PhD from the University of Toronto with focus on Human Resource Development.

Speaking Sessions

Kirk Perris will be speaking at Make It Safe 2020 at the following times.

With harassment and bullying claims on the rise, employers need to understand the risks and take active steps to train their leaders and staff, manage complaints, and support workers’ psychological safety and well-being.  In this session, learn the key elements of a psychologically healthy workplace. Find out how to develop an effective program for managing complaints, investigations, and confidentiality.
In this session with Sensitivity Training Canada CEO Caroline Power, learn:
  • A process for bringing forward bullying and harassment complaints.
  • A process for handling bullying and harassment complaints.
    • Strategies for interacting with the person who complains.
    • Strategies for interacting with the offender.
    • Strategies for managing an investigation (internal/external investigator?)
    • Strategies for managing privacy and confidentiality (need-to-know basis).
  • A process for managing the output/s of the investigation process (apology, training, coaching, discipline – up to and including termination).


Breakout Seminar
Kirk Perris
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