Bystander Intervention Training

Empower Employees to be the
First Line of Defense against Harassment

Half-Day Live Instructor-Led Workshops Subject-matter Specialists Lead Participants in Meaningful Discussion and Learning.

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Bystander Intervention Training in the Workplace

HR Proactive Inc. has been building Respectful Workplaces throughout North America since 1997. Active bystanders, or people who take action when they hear or see an issue, have immense power to change what happens next in a workplace situation.

A key point of this Bystander Intervention training is to give employees the strategies to use and the tools they will need to have a positive impact on your organization’s workplace culture and prevent incidents from rising to the level of harassment.

Overview of Bystander Intervention Training

Empower employees to be the first line of defence against harassment/bullying and violence in the workplace. How we respond to these situations sets the tone for what we will tolerate and deem as acceptable behaviour. We may instinctively want to help the victim(s) but we hold back.

Our Bystander Intervention Training will help employees learn how to safely take a stand and speak up, whether in the workplace or in a public setting, by being an active bystander while never putting themselves in harms way. HR Proactive Inc.’s trainers provide thoughtful and engaging content in a highly interactive format. Through case study scenarios and discussions, participants are provided with ‘hands-on’ experiential learning opportunities. Training materials can be rolled-out via Virtual-Live Instructor-led online platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Training Your Way!

HR Proactive Inc. offers several options to train employees quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

Virtual Training

HR Pro Hosted

Your own branded Training Platform


Dynamic, interactive, and fully customized training

SCORM Training File

SCORM Package to upload to your LMS

Instructor-Led Training

Engaging, interactive and experiential workshops

HR Proactive Inc. is here to assist you with your company's training needs.

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Employee Learning Objectives for Bystander Intervention Training

  • Understand the reasons behind why we don’t act and remain a bystander
  • How to directly or indirectly intervene when witness to an act of disrespectful or harassing behaviour in the workplace
  • Ways to support individuals who have been targets of harassment
  • Identify prejudices/unconscious bias and microaggressions, and their influence on our behaviour towards others
  • Explain the effects of social media harassment in the workplace
  • How to address and respond to acts of social media harassment against co-workers
  • How bystander intervention is effective in addressing workplace harassment

Employee Bystander Intervention Training includes:

1. The ‘Who’

  • Definition of a Bystander
  • Definition of Bystander Intervention

2. Why Not?

  • Stigma Hesitation – Why people don’t act

3. The ‘Bystander Effect’

  • Definition of the Bystander Effect
  • Three factors influencing the Bystander Effect

4. The Five ‘Ds’ of Bystander Intervention

  • Direct
  • Delegate
  • Distract
  • Document
  • Delay

5. #MeToo Movement and Bystander Intervention

6. Bystanders and Social Media Harassment

7. Bystander Intervention and the connection to Harassment in the Workplace

Bystander intervention in the workplace creates a culture of accountability where any form of harassment, discrimination or bullying will not be tolerated.

Showing support to the victim, during or after when not possible in the moment, goes a long way in reducing the trauma they experience. Let them know that they are not alone.

It is more important than ever to make a difference and be an active bystander. It takes practice and mindfulness but everyone can do something!

Bystander Intervention Training Methods of Delivery:

Instructor-Led Training

Live-Virtual Workshops


Subscription to HR Proactive Inc.'s hosted Compliance LMS

Online Access with Tracking & Certificate of Completion (Individual/Group Log-ins for one or more Compliance Programs)

Custom Training Design & Delivery

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HR Proactive Inc., can provide you with our Catalogue of Course Content in SCORM file format to upload to your HRIS/LMS.

Quality Content

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Learner Engagement

Motivate learners and keep them engaged in the learning experience.

User Experience

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Learner Outcomes

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