“The business case for civility at work” will be the topic of a workshop presented by an internationally known expert at World Civility Day on April 13.

Lew Bayer, CEO of the multinational civility training group Civility Experts Inc., will hold the workshop at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

Bayer, of Winnipeg, Canada, is the author of “The 30% Solution,” released in 2016. Civility Experts, which is among the sponsors for World Civility Day, includes 83 affiliates in 24 countries and has supported hundreds of organizations in building better workplaces.

Research shows that 26 percent of workers have quit a job because it was an uncivil workplace.

“In choosing civility, people find their best self, and in doing so, they experience the grace, courage, generosity, humanity, and humility that civility engenders,” Bayer says.

Participants in her research-based workshop will learn how civility at work can increase profitability, retention and engagement. They will gain tools that they can start to use immediately to assess, train, and build civility competencies in their workplace.

Who should attend the workshop? It is suggested for business owners, educators, workplace trainers, managers or supervisors, human resources professionals, consultants and image professionals.

Community Civility Counts, which started as a partnership of the Gary Chamber of Commerce and The Times Media Co. in 2015, will announce times of the World Civility Day workshops soon. Workshops will be held at the Welcome Center and an awards dinner will be held in the evening at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

Tickets can be ordered through the Gary Chamber of Commerce. Call 219-885-7404. Tickets are $25 for the day sessions and lunch and $60 for the celebration and awards dinner. Tables of 10 for the dinner can be reserved for $550.

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Sponsorships also are available through the Gary Chamber.

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