The Community Voice: An Introduction to the Realities of Bystander Behavior
Presenting Partner: NovakTalks
Program Description: Challenge students to find their voice and not stand by when the values of their organization are not reflected in actions or voices of individuals, chapters or campus communities. Using the principles of Bystander Intervention as a foundation the facilitator empowers participants to find their voice by accepting their responsibility to act as positive members of their organization, community or chapter. This is a critical conversation to focus on creating a community of care.
Goals: This dynamic program will empower participants to:
- Articulate the importance of moving through all the stages of intervention in order to bring about change, focusing on the final two stages of Bystander Intervention: Stage 3–Feel Responsible for Solving the Problem & Stage 4–Possessing the Necessary Skills to Act.
- Challenge themselves and their community to feel responsible for acting when behaviors or incidents are not aligned with values.
- Learn about successful intervention strategies that will provide opportunities to respectfully and effectively intervene and provide the opportunity to de-escalate challenging situations.
Time: 1.5 to 2 hours
Intended Audience: Chapter leaders, members and new members
Partner Bio: Founded in 2009, NovakTalks provides consulting and advocacy for Campus Safety, Hazing Prevention, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development. We have a dynamic team of facilitators all trained in the Novak education model. Services can be tailored to meet the needs of your campus/community, organization/chapter or staff.
More information: Download a one-pager about this program.
Booking Information: Contact NovakTalks at Amy@NovakTalks.com.