Bystander Intervention

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Bystander Intervention: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Workplace

Course Description:

Do you ever witness situations where someone is being treated unfairly, disrespected, or harassed? Bystander Intervention course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be an upstander and create a more inclusive and respectful workplace for everyone.

Course Details:

  • Target Audience: This course is designed for anyone who wants to make a positive difference in their workplace environment.
  • Course Length: This lively, scenario-based course takes about 30 minutes and is packed with interactive fun.
  • Course Objectives:
    • Define bystander intervention and the role of an upstander.
    • Recognize microaggressions and other forms of offensive behavior.
    • Understand the negative impact of bystander silence.
    • Learn effective techniques for intervening in difficult situations, both in the moment and afterward.
    • Develop the confidence to speak up and promote a culture of respect.

Course Outline:

  • Story Summary: A scenario is presented where a client makes an offensive remark to a project manager. We explore the bystander’s options for addressing the situation.
  • The Importance of Upstanding: We discuss the power of bystander intervention and the negative consequences of bystander silence.
  • Understanding Microaggressions: We define microaggressions and how they can create a hostile work environment.
  • Techniques for Intervention: Learn practical strategies for intervening in situations of offensive behavior, including:
    • Pausing the moment
    • Using “I” statements
    • Offering support to the victim
    • Approaching the initiator privately
    • Seeking help from a trusted source
  • Role-playing Activities: You will practice using intervention techniques in realistic scenarios.


By taking this course, you will gain the skills and confidence to be an upstander and create a more positive and inclusive workplace for everyone. This course can help to:

  • Reduce incidents of microaggressions and other forms of offensive behavior.
  • Improve employee morale and engagement.
  • Foster a more respectful and inclusive work environment.

Ready to become an upstander? Enroll in this course today and make a difference in your workplace!

What I will learn?

  • The concept of bystander intervention and the role of an upstander.
  • How to recognize microaggressions and other forms of offensive behavior in the workplace.
  • The negative impact of bystander silence on the target and the overall work environment.
  • Practical strategies for intervening in difficult situations, both in the moment and after the fact. These strategies will include using "I" statements, pausing the moment, offering support to the target, and approaching the initiator privately.
  • The importance of seeking help from a trusted source if you are unsure how to handle a situation.
  • The confidence to speak up and promote a culture of respect in your workplace.

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Bystander Intervention: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Workplace

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  • There are no specific prerequisites for this course. It is open to individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience

Material Includes

  • With a total duration of 30 minutes, this course is designed to provide you with concise, impactful lessons that you can implement immediately, Your enrollment grants you unlimited access to the course for a full 30 days. Dive into the material whenever and wherever you please

Target Audience

  • Everyone: This course is truly valuable for anyone who wants to contribute to a more positive and inclusive work environment. Regardless of position or department, bystander intervention skills can be applied to various situations.
  • Employees at All Levels: From entry-level staff to managers and executives, everyone can play a role in fostering a respectful workplace. The course provides tools for intervening in situations involving colleagues, superiors, or even clients.
  • Those Who Witness Unfair Treatment: This course is particularly helpful for individuals who may observe microaggressions, harassment, or other forms of unfair treatment but feel unsure how to respond.
  • Those Who Want to be More Confident in Speaking Up: The course equips participants with communication skills and strategies to address situations confidently and effectively.

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