We all want safe and respectful workplaces, schools and communities…but when harassment, discrimination and bias arise, many well-meaning people don’t know what to do. Too often, they do nothing. This is known as the “bystander effect”. It can affect targets vulnerable to more harm and organizations at risk of damage to their mission and reputation.
Why Ethical Upstander Training©?
Human In Common’s Ethical Upstander Training© delivers a dynamic twist to conventional active bystander intervention trainings. Not only do we teach participants to respectfully intervene in biased or potentially harmful situations, we also teach participants to analyze situations through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Unlike typical diversity trainings that only focus on compliance, our training is a compassionate, experiential approach to practicing specific skills for effectively interrupting and preventing bias and harmful behavior. We teach strategies for creating a respectful and inclusive environment where all members feel welcome.
Unaddressed bias and harassment in the workplace, on campus, and in virtually every arena of public life is taking a heavy toll on the mental and physical wellbeing of the targets, and can have long-term consequences for the schools and organizations involved. We can and must do better. It starts with training that ensures that members of your community know how to respectfully, peacefully and electively intervene.