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Active bystander training (online)

For the fourth time, we take pride in inviting you to participate in the award-winning Active Bystander Training that will be held by Marloes Siccama (see also https://www.utoday.nl/news/66428/how-to-challenge-inappropriate-behaviour-at-work).

In this training, you will be equipped to deal with all kinds of unacceptable behaviour. Everyone comes across unacceptable 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 of the consequences of his or her behaviour. Research shows that we have great difficulty addressing unacceptable behaviour.

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.

For more information and the registration form, see this Course finder website