Bystander Intervention In the Workplace

WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A FREE 30-MIN DEMO OF OUR BYSTANDER INTERVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE TRAINING:

Our trainings are different. We go beyond legal requirements to align with your organizational values. We train employees to contribute to a healthy and welcoming work environment.

Workshop description: When harassment happens at work, people are almost always around and if they aren’t around, they can be quickly summoned to show up.  Our goal is to reduce instances of workplace harassment online by giving employees the tools they need to disrupt those perpetrating the harassment. We will equip your employees with the right information on how to be an effective online bystander in the midst of workplace harassment using our proven 5D’s methodology; 98% of employees leave our training committing to intervene next time they witness disrespect or harassment.

Please note you must register in advance for all trainings. Trainings are 30 minutes long:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The training is currently only offered in English. Additionally, please note at the moment this training may not be ADA compliant. 

WORKSHOP COMPONENT OPTIONS FOR OUR CUSTOMIZED BYSTANDER TRAINING:

We also provide customized training for companies interested in bringing our bystander training in-house. The customized trainings are typically 1.5 hours via zoom or 2 hours in person (although the timing is customizable too) and clients can pick and choose from a menu of options to include:

TopicDescription

The Spectrum of DisrespectThe spectrum is designed to illustrate that when we accept low-level forms of disrespect (like talking over people) it creates a culture where more severe forms of disrespect (like taking credit for someone else’s idea) become more acceptable. We teach people the importance of intervening in moments of disrespect to establish a workplace culture where more severe forms of harassment are uncommon — or eliminated altogether.

Intersectionality and Implicit biasHollaback! recognizes that people hold a whole range of identities that may be seen or unseen. We teach people how our multiple identities add up to a whole human being, and that it may be hard to discern why harassment is happening, i.e. “is it because I’m a woman, I’m gay, I’m latinx, or all three?”   We also explain how bias can be unconscious and unintended (i.e. implicit), and we frame the work of undoing bias as a lifelong journey that all of us are on. 

What to do if you are disrespectfulWe recognize that many people hold a paralyzing fear of being called out for being disrespectful and that a “bad response” to being called out can have a silencing effect. We help people become aware of their emotions and get curious when confronted with an incident of harassment or disrespect. We also talk about what a meaningful apology should look like, and what action you can take to prevent the incident from re-occurring.

Bystander tacticsWe provide detailed illustrations of each of the 5D’s in action. The training culminates with the question, “If you were to walk out of here and witness harassment in your workplace do you feel there is at least one thing you could do to intervene?”  To-date, 97% of our trainees respond ‘yes,’ and 3% respond ‘maybe’.

How to respond if you experience disrespect or harassmentWe walk people through their options including 1) how to have a conversation with the person who disrespected or harassed you about their behavior, 2) how to report what happened to HR or a Manager, and 3) ways to report the incident through official government channels. We also offer content on what healing after harassment can look like.


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