We’re a nonprofit working to end harassment — in all its forms. We believe that everyone deserves the resources to respond to, prevent, and intervene in instances of harassment.
We provide both customized and free anti-harassment training experiences. To work with Hollaback! via our specialized company-wide training opportunities, our Corporate Accomplices Program, or Corporate Sponsorships programs, please email [email protected].
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We provide free trainings to the public and customized training experiences for businesses, organizations, schools, and colleges. We use any revenue earned, combined with generous donations from people like you, to accelerate efforts to end harassment and provide free trainings to the general public.
We have proven methodologies in the areas of bystander intervention, conflict de-escalation, harassment prevention, and resilience. We give much of what we’ve learned away in our free trainings, but to protect the integrity of our work we ask that you not use or re-purpose our methodologies without permission.
Below you’ll find a menu of our trainings and links to where you can learn more:
Bystander Intervention Trainings
Hollaback! teaches bystander intervention using our proven 5D’s methodology: Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct. Exit polls show that 99% of people we train leave confident they will intervene next time they witness disrespect or harassment. Here are specific trainings in this space that we offer:
FREE BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO ADDRESS GENDER-BASED STREET HARASSMENT. How can we take action if we witness street harassment and don’t know what to do? Hollaback! is offering this free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene Sign up
This one-hour training, recommended for grades 8 – 12, offers an adapted version of our 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology especially for youth. Sign up and learn more here.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE. We will equip your employees with the right information on how to be an effective bystander in the midst of workplace harassment using our proven 5D’s methodology. Sign up for a free mini-training and learn more.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP VOTER HARASSMENT AT THE POLLS. In response to the increased voter intimidation and harassment expected in the 2020 election Hollaback! offered a free, one-hour, training to train people on how to safely intervene when they witnessed voter harassment at the polls.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP POLICE SPONSORED VIOLENCE AND ANTI-BLACK RACIST HARASSMENT. In response to continued police violence against black communities, Hollaback! is offering this training to learn how to safely intervene in the face of police violence and anti-black racism. Sign up
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-LGBTQIA+ HARASSMENT. In honor of PRIDE month, Hollaback! Is offering a free training to address LGBTQIA+ harassment. We’ll talk about how microaggressions and violence show up in the LGBTQ+ movement and what you can do to stop it. Sign up for the free training
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO ADDRESS ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT. In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American harassment, we adapted our bystander intervention training to meet this moment. Sign up.
Find information on multilingual trainings here.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: HOW TO BE AN ALLY WHEN YOU WITNESS ONLINE ABUSE. In partnership with PEN America, we have developed a training to teach you how to use Bystander Intervention online. If you’ve ever witnessed someone being abused online, wanted to step in, but had no idea what to do, join this training.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO TO STOP STIGMA AROUND LEARNING DIFFERENCES
We partnered with Eye to Eye to develop this training to teach people how to use Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology if they see stigma perpetuated around learning differences online or in person.
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION IN PUBLIC SPACES TRAINING
We will equip you with the right information on how to be an effective bystander in the midst of public space harassment using our proven 5D’s methodology, our five strategies for intervention.
Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action.
CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION IN THE WORKPLACE. If your team interfaces with the public, chances are they will face moments of escalation and will need to know what to do. We’ll arm them with de-escalation techniques so they can navigate these moments as leaders. Click here to learn more.
CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION DURING COVID-19. In partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC we will explore specific biases that are increasing harassment, and violence during COVID19 — including how racism is experienced differently by communities of color. Sign up here.
Responding to and Preventing Harassment
Ending harassment requires a complex set of solutions. In addition to bystander intervention, we walk people through how to respond to harassment when it happens to them using our methodology: Trust Your instincts, Reclaim Your Space, and Practice Resilience. We also teach people how to show up they accidentally perpetuate disrespect, and how explore their own implicit biases.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE. We’ll provide your staff with a robust, interactive virtual sexual harassment training that is compliant with state, city, and federal laws. Our training is unique in that it explores all forms of harassment and includes elements of bystander intervention. Learn more.
HOW TO RESPOND TO ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN HARASSMENT WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU. As the pandemic escalates, we have seen more discrimination and even violence directed at Asian/American communities. During this interactive training, you’ll learn what to look for when assessing your safety. Learn more.
8 STRATEGIES TO MITIGATE IMPLICIT BIAS. Everyone holds implicit biases. That doesn’t make us “bad people,” it just means that we have work to do. Through polls, brief thought experiments, and journaling, we’ll teach you how to understand and begin to undo your own implicit biases. Sign up here.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE ONLINE ABUSE TRAINING. We’ll teach you how to prevent online violence and how to ensure your safety. We also offer consulting packages for management seeking to shore up organization’s infrastructure to support their staff in the event of online harassment.
HOW TO LEAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT RACISM: A PRIMER FOR FACILITATORS Recognizing the hostility and division permeating our present social dynamic, in this 90-minute training Hollaback! helps facilitators create a welcoming space for conversation across lines of difference.
The interactive, and experiential learning experience will teach you how to author your own resilience using Hollaback!’s resilience methodology: sit with what is, create your story, and be in choice. Using guided practices, we’ll learn practices to recover quickly when we’re knocked down by the world.
RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE. We’ll all inevitably face defeat in the workplace. The question is: how to respond? A resilient workforce is more able to take risks and bounce back from failure. This training will help your team build the resilience it needs to keep going strong. Learn more.
RESILIENCE: THIS MOMENT AND BEYOND TRAINING. In response to an incredibly challenging time, we at Hollaback! are offering training on how to build personal resilience. With science as our guide, we’ll learn concrete tools to help you better manage and make sense of pain and trauma in this moment. Learn more.
EMPOWER YOUR EMPLOYEES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Are you a Human Resources Professional looking for SHRM Recertification? Our bystander intervention in the workplace trainings offer PDCs! Get in touch to learn more.
READ WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
Samantha Hatch, HR Business Partner, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab:
“Hollaback’s Bystander Intervention Training provided tailored, real workplace examples that greatly resonated with our employees…The tools are simple, yet wildly effective, and gives employees the confidence to feel like they can do something when they see disrespectful behavior or harassment. Emily May is an amazing facilitator that presented heavy information in a unique format that kept all participants engaged from start to finish.”
Erin Bakst, Senior VP of People & Culture, Vox Media:
“Hollaback’s bystander intervention training is a key component of Vox Media’s anti-harassment initiative and one that we found to be hugely beneficial. While there are many ways the company can try to prevent and combat harassment, equipping our managers and employees with actual tactics to intervene when they witness harassment is perhaps even more powerful. And an added bonus is that this extends beyond the workplace. From a vendor perspective, I found Hollaback to be so incredibly flexible to work with. They took the time to understand our culture, our needs, and how their training would fit into the bigger picture. Their training isn’t just “plug and play” – it really reflects the company they’re working with.”
Jason Reich, Buzzfeed:
“Hollaback helped us run a very successful human centered design workshop to address challenges around the ongoing harassment of [our employees]. With their help, we were able to develop a program that focuses on creating a resilient workforce coupled with proactive support measures for our staff. I am very confident in their depth of knowledge and practice as they help us forge new best practices for this complex issue
Jennifer Elias, People & Partnerships, Bandcamp:
“Emily May tailored sexual harassment/respectful workplace trainings for our distributed team of 60+. This was the first time we had conducted trainings for all staff on workplace conduct and participants said they found her facilitation style thought-provoking, and the small-group discussions useful…We especially appreciated that after each session, Emily responded to participant feedback and updated the training to improve it for the next group.”
WE ARE THE EXPERTS YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
In 2005, at the age of 24, Emily May co-founded Hollaback! in New York City, and in 2010 she became its first full-time executive director. Under her leadership, the organization has scaled to over 15 cities in 10 countries — and includes a thriving operation with an excellent team of bystander intervention trainers, problem solvers, and movement leaders. We are deeply passionate about shifting the culture of harassment through legal policy, shaping harassment-free work environments, and strengthening interpersonal relationships inside and outside of the workplace.
“How do we build a work culture that lives and breathes our values? How do our teams become authentic ambassadors of what we want to create in world? I’m interested in guiding us to walk the walk, aligning intentions with actions.” – Emily May, Hollaback!’s Executive Director