Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation

(705) 268-6492
(705) 268-6492

Progressive Discipline Training

Available for Federal, Provincial Employers & Non-Profit Organizations

*All Canada Labour Code Employers will especially benefit from this training*

What you will learn:

  • What is progressive discipline
  • What types of conduct typically warrant progressive discipline
  • How is progressive discipline applied
  • How to draft a disciplinary letter
  • How to conduct a disciplinary meeting
  • Examples when progressive discipline was not implemented correctly
  • When is the use of progressive discipline unwarranted
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Learn How to Discipline the Right Way

Progressive discipline is a safe, effective, and code-compliant approach to workplace discipline. It provides a clear framework for employers to manage their teams and ensure everyone is on the same page.

If you’ve had trouble disciplining employees—be it for tardiness or bad behaviour—our progressive discipline training seminar will give you the tools you need to instill confidence in your managerial style. Through thorough training, case studies, and more, you’ll learn how to use progressive discipline to create a safer, happier, and more productive work environment.

Manage Your Teams Effectively

Discipline is important for any team, no matter how big or small. We help you develop that discipline through practical, actionable channels. Our progressive discipline training course will help you establish productive disciplinary policies that allow you to spend less time on discipline, more time on what’s important.

Our progressive discipline training course will help you:

  • Implement a clear, structured disciplinary policy
  • Clarify disciplinary procedures
  • Set clear boundaries and responsibilities
  • Improve staff morale

Promote a Positive Work Environment

Discipline is never an easy topic. But a well-thought-out policy can make it so. Having a clear disciplinary action plan ensures employees and employers know what’s expected of them and what to expect of others. It helps everyone recognize their responsibilities so that all see the contributions they make, and so everyone works toward a fair, equitable work environment.

Discipline is one subject that employers like to avoid. Our training course can help you approach in a straightforward way to promote a more positive work environment.

Protect Your Company from Liability

Employees have responsibilities—but they also have the right to a fair and discrimination-free workplace. Our progressive discipline training course is designed to help you mitigate discrimination and treat all staff under the same policy. Through real-life training exercises, you’ll learn how to document your disciplinary policy to show you treat all employees fairly and that you comply with all federal and provincial labour standards, including the Canadian Labour Code.

Protect your staff, yourself, and your business. Get in touch to learn more about what we can do for you.

Progressive Discipline

A Smarter—Fairer—Disciplinary Policy

Progressive discipline refers to a disciplinary system with escalating penalties upon each repeat offence. Designed to mitigate offences, it helps you manage discipline without being overly punishing.

Upon first offence, the employer might give a member of staff a verbal warning. If the employee repeats the offence, the penalty may escalate to a more serious disciplinary action, such as a written reprimand. Finally, if the offence continues, the employer may resort to suspending or terminating the employee.

Progressive discipline ensures staff members have ample room to learn and grow from their mistakes. It seeks to reduce offences but focusing on teaching, not punishing. It also provides a clear framework to document offences to protect the employer in case of dispute.

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Problems We See Regularly

The Employer gives the employee a series of verbal warnings and does not keep a record of these warnings. After a while, the Employer can no longer tolerate the inappropriate behaviour of the Employee and decides that they want to terminate him/her. They consult their lawyer and realize they did not apply progressive discipline. All of a sudden the Employee is bombarded with written reprimands, suspensions without pay and then termination all within a very short period of time. This is the WRONG WAY to apply progressive discipline and it can be costly to proceed in that fashion.

Help Your Employees Succeed with Progressive Discipline

Nobody wants to punish their employees, but correcting poor performance with proper disciplinary measures is a great way to encourage appropriate behavior. Our training courses will help you retain your employees and improve their performance by handling any issues with a suitable penalty for the situation at hand. At the end of the day, progressive discipline promotes personal improvement.


Progressive Discipline Case Studies

A portion of our seminars will be dedicated to providing progressive discipline examples. Your instructor will cover several different situations in which a progressive discipline policy can be applied. We will cover how to handle them correctly and common mistakes that you could make so that you will be able to utilize your training effectively.

Delivering Consistent Discipline

One of the guiding principles behind progressive discipline is to let your employees know that you are setting clear and fair guidelines for behavior. By handling similar situations, in the same way, you can establish how people are supposed to act in your work environment. 

An example of how to properly apply a progressive discipline system include:

  • First offense: counseling
  • Second offense: verbal warning
  • Third offense: written warning
  • Fourth offense: Disciplinary action

Of course, every situation is different and requires an appropriate response. Book a seat in one of our seminars to learn how you can address any problem in your workplace.

Keeping a Record of Your Disciplinary Action

One of the things that we will be highlighting during your course is the importance of proper documentation. By keeping a record of any actions that you take, you can ensure that you always react accordingly the next time something happens. Our seminar will teach you how to take organized notes and maintain consistency among your employees. 

A Trusted Resource for Progressive Discipline Training

Our team of legal professionals is well-established in the field of progressive discipline. Our experience in this sector has provided us with a nuanced approach that we hope to pass on to our attendees. We have already dealt with many unique situations in the past, so you can feel confident that we will be a helpful resource in your management process. 

Making Sense of the Progressive Discipline Process

Our goal is to simplify the process of implementing progressive discipline in the workplace. When handled properly, you will be able to help promote positivity and growth inside your environment, and our team would like to help you get there. During your training sessions, we will be happy to address any questions you have and clear up any uncertainties about how to handle situations.

Become Another One of Our Success Stories

We have provided progressive discipline training for managers in many different organizations, and we guarantee that we can bring a great deal of knowledge to your workplace structure. We have been honored to make a positive impact on many different businesses and have received a lot of positive feedback from our attendees. 

If you are struggling to deliver effective disciplinary action, we encourage you to give us a shot.

Who Should Attend this Seminar

Progressive discipline training can benefit almost any workplace, be it public or private. Managers, human resources, and senior executives can all take advantage and learn how to instill discipline while promoting a positive work environment.

Our seminars are designed for:

  • Management Teams
  • Individuals in Supervisory Positions
  • ALL Canada Labour Code Employers will especially benefit from this training

For more details please feel free to call us at (705) 268-6492 or email at Our courses, seminars and workshops can be offered either in person or online via webinar.

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