Being an Active Bystander

Our Active Bystander training programme is part of our Stand Up Speak Out campaign and aims to empower staff across the University to challenge behaviour and bring about cultural change.

Many individuals with problematic attitudes are likely to think their behaviour is normal if no one confronts it. An active bystander notices the behaviour, interprets it as a problem and feels empowered to deal with it by assessing the situation to determine what kind of help, if any, might be appropriate. They evaluate options and choose a strategy for responding. 

Being an Active Bystander Training

Our Being an Active Bystander training aims to provide staff with practical skills that they can use to positively intervene in situations of unacceptable behaviour, both in and out of the workplace.

During this training, staff will learn more about what an active bystander is and the strategies they can utilise to take positive action in situations of unacceptable behaviour. The training is open to all staff and you can enrol by searching for the training in Develop.

Training dates

Thursday 30th March 2023, 9:30-10:30am (online)

Wednesday 26th April, 12:30-1:30pm (in-person)

Tuesday 30th May, 9:30-10:30am (online)

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