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Integrity: Active bystander training

We want to invite you to participate in the award winning Active Bystander Training that will be held by Marloes Siccama (see also

In this training you will be equipped to deal with all kinds of inacceptable behaviour. Everyone comes across inacceptable behaviour. This could be in the form of bullying, intimidation or sexual harassment and can take many other forms. In some cases, it is clear that that the “actor” knowingly and willingly chooses to act in this way, in other cases the actor seems to be unaware if the consequences of his or her behavior. Research shows that we have great difficulty addressing unacceptable behavior.

It is hard to be the first person to ‘stick your neck out’. Self-doubt can creep in – and you fear rejection by your peers for ‘over-reacting’ or being a ‘killjoy’.

This short, interactive, one hour session is designed to: 

  • Hand you techniques to overcome self-doubt in such situations;
  • Explain the common psychological obstacles to intervening, and how to overcome them;
  • Introduces you to decision making devices to help you work out whether – and how – to take action;
  • Run through easy-to-remember language patterns to challenge unacceptable behaviour in an assertive way;
  • Teach you how to use body language and other non-verbal communication techniques to reinforce the spoken word.

You can find more information about the training, here:

  • Programme is for

    This course is for all employees. 

  • Date


    Dutch workshop: Monday 14 February, 10.30-12.00 (Online)
    English workshop: Monday 14 February, 13.00-14.30 (Online)

    Dutch workshop: Wednesday 8 June, 15.30-17.00 (U-Parkhotel)
    English workshop: Tuesday 14 June, 15.30-17.00 (U-Parkhotel)

  • Location

    Uparkhotel or online

  • Course fee

    This course is free of charge.

  • Maximum participants


  • Trainers

    Marloes Siccama, MA
    Consultant HRD/Programme manager Language & Culture Policy University of Groningen

S.P. Boekholt (Sofia)
Course Coordinator CDC
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