The Respectful Workplace Facilitators (RWF) programme is an initiative dedicated to building capacity in conflict prevention and resolution at the local level in country and regional offices. Globally between UNDP, UNFPA, and UN Women there are 79 participating offices and over 100 RWFs. The RWF programme is modelled after similar successful programmes at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and more recently the International Organization for Migration and the World Food Programme. RWFs practice the same principles as the Office of the Ombudsman, Independence, Neutrality, Confidentiality and Informality. The protection of Confidentiality afforded to the Office of the Ombudsman, is extended to RWFs.
RWFs are nominated by and voted into the volunteer collateral duty role by colleagues in the office and are rigorously trained and supervised by the Office’s RWF programme team. RWFs are trained in listening, asking questions, and other aspects of conflict coaching. The training is fully immersive and experiential. After the training is completed, RWFs have opportunities to continue their learning with the online Masterclasses, and regional meetings.
If you have any questions please reach out to the RWF Programme Coordinator, Tamar Gur, firstname.lastname@example.org.