Is it just us here at GoodCourse, or does it sound like a pretty basic human right to be able to show up at work or university and expect not to have to face things like bullying, harassment or hate crimes?
Turns out we’re not alone, and our good friends over at Culture Shift are as passionate about creating positive change as we are. We announced recently that we’ve formalised our partnership with Culture Shift to deliver an end-to-end technology solution to organisations passionate about transforming their cultures for the better.
So here at GoodCourse we firmly believe in the power of education to change lives. We believe it can bring people closer together, it can enable us to understand one another better, and it can also provide us with the information we need to help keep us safe too.
Our clients come to us to help educate their audiences on the topics that matter. Topics that can prevent problems like sexual harassment, racism and hate crimes. But the reality is, however engaging our content is, we’ll never be able to change the hearts and minds of everyone.
When the worst does happen, students and staff alike need a voice. They need to be able to report what’s happened, and crucially they need to believe it won’t fall on deaf ears – they need to believe they will be supported. And that’s why we’re so proud to partner with Culture Shift.
Culture Shift ensures everyone is heard. Through their online reporting platform, Culture Shift equips organisations with the insight they need to identify and respond to bullying, harassment and assault, and has been proven to increase reporting by almost 300%. The software allows users to report any incident safely and anonymously and access further support – enabling organisations to take a proactive and preventative approach to protecting their culture.
By bringing together these next-generation technologies, organisations will not only be able to identify and diagnose problem hotspots, they will also be able to drive behaviour change at scale throughout the year, ultimately reducing incidents.
“With institutions increasingly recognising their duty of care to their students and employees, this partnership aims to bring together the essential tools for leaders to tackle these problems proactively.
Given both businesses have deep roots in striving for positive change in Higher Education, we’ll be focussing our initial efforts on ensuring our universities are the safest and most inclusive spaces they can be.
Driving real progress on inclusion and student safety requires a wholly new and holistic approach that is proven to engage students on the issues and gives them confidence in their university — which is why we’re so excited to partner with Culture Shift.”