An interactive workshop designed to equip participants with the necessary connection, knowledge and skill to increase their proactive and reactive bystander behaviors. Throughout the workshop video, role-plays, and other exercises are utilized to help participants apply the concepts in the curriculum to their own lives.
Bystander workshop is a 6 to 8 hour training that can be done in one day or can be divided over 2 to 4 days for shorter times.
The workshop is best for groups of 25 - 40 people.
Module 1: An Introduction to Green Dot
In this module an overview of the Green Dot strategy is provided, key definitions are discussed (e.g., power-based personal violence), and the role of the bystander is introduced.
Module 2: Recognizing Red Dots
The first step to becoming a green dot generating bystander is learning how to recognize red dots. The curriculum goes into depth reviewing the observable behaviors associated with each of the major forms of power-based personal violence (depending on the emphasis of the trainees, could include: sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and/or bullying)
Module 3: Idenitifying Self-Defining Moments and Overcoming Obstacles
In order for bystanders to increase the likelihood of intervening more often, they have to take an honest look at what has kept them inactive in some situations. This module is about understanding the “obstacles” that keep individuals from doing green dots. The first step is to understand the obstacles that inhibit action; the second is to determine ways to make behavioral choices that are consistent with our personal creeds – despite the obstacles.
Module 4: Proactive and Reactive Green Dots
The final module focuses on skill building and generating confidence in actually performing green dots. The module begins by helping participants generate a list of realistic green dots they would commit to performing, and emphasizing that any intervention must first be considered through the lens of safety.