Recognizing Equal Status Providing Effective Communications & Civility Training.  

















We live in a world where respect is fast becoming a rare commodity.  In fact, disrespect has become acceptable behavior in our homes, schools, workplace, governments, places of worship, our relationships, and even for ourselves.  The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE (TRI) is an innovative approach to creating a positive impact in managing diversity, problem-solving, conflict resolution, inclusion management, as well as training in social communications and civility dialog.  Our mission is to provide strategies that will counter the culture of intolerance and disrespect that is so prevalent in our society today.

Without question, we have a serious problem with disrespect. Webster defines respect as: ‘the feeling of deep admiration for someone elicited by their qualities, abilities or achievements. 2. To reverence or honor; To esteem or admire.’   Not only is civility and respect becoming a thing of the past, but the majority of Americans (70%) agree that incivility and disrespect in the US have risen to crisis levels. This belief is regardless of age, gender, political party affiliation or geographical region. Even more alarming is that 81% believe the disrespectful behavior is leading to an increase in violence. At least 60% of Americans think that the media is mainly responsible for the lack of civility and respect.  

In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has stated in clear and simple terms the rights which belong equally to every person. “All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms. The United Nations is committed to upholding, promoting and protecting the human rights of every individual. This commitment stems from the United Nations Charter, which reaffirms the faith of the peoples of the world in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person.  These rights belong to you. They are your inherent rights. Familiarize yourself with them. Help to promote and defend them for yourself, as well as for your fellow human beings.”  


The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE will provide training and programs that will help to enforce and protect our inherent rights. We recognize the equal status of all people. Everyone has the right to be respected. And while 'civility' may vary within different cultures, everyone understands respect no matter what the cultural or social differences may be.  We may not agree with someones beliefs, culture, or opinions, however, we all have the right to our individuality, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others. We have listed below common examples of how we may disrespect the rights of others. The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE will help schools, businesses, private and public services solve many of the problems of disrespect and incivility by implementing effective communications and civility training.


Common examples of disrespectful and incivility in our society:

  • Bullying

  • Sexual Harassment   

  • Racial Discrimination 

  • Gender Discrimination

  • Profiling and Stereotyping 

  • Unfair employment practices

  • Disregard for Authority

  • Using unmerited force and/or police brutality

  • Rudely interrupting conversations

  • Road Rage

  • Disturbing Live Performances

  • Having inappropriate conversations in public 

  • Treating Service Providers as Inferior

  • Failing to say Please and Thank you

  • Using Foul Language in Public

  • Disregard for the Elderly or Children