Bystander Intervention Training Workplace

Don't just stand by! Act now!

Give your team members the refined tools to speak up for others, be confident, and set boundaries when they see insensitivity in your workplace.

You might have wishful thinking to regard your workplace as a sanctuary from insensitivity in the real world. Still, insensitivity happens even with training, a message of respect, and a team of people encouraging positive actions. What will you do when you witness insensitivity? To maintain an inspiring and respectful environment, it does mean you will have to act.

In our Bystander Intervention Training Workplace Edition session, we will review the steps you can take to keep your workplace ideal for everyone.


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+ $12.00 / per learner

  • 100% Custom
  • Live & Trainer-Led
  • Syllabus Approval
  • Flexible Scheduling

All training courses at Oculus are 100% custom, including our Bystander Intervention Training Workplace Edition. Some of the topics that we can use to frame this topic include:

Course Syllabus: Part 1


What does insensitivity look like? 
Insensitivity sometimes doesn’t appear to be so direct. It is essential to consider how issues may sprout within a team environment.

    • The big ones. A quick reminder of bullying, sexual harassment, violence, racism, the “phobias”, etc.
    • Humor
    • Microaggressions
    • Groupthink
    • Signs. A review of the characters to watch for if someone is uncomfortable.
    • Patterns. Watching for patterns of abuse from offenders.

Early Intervention.
Don’t wait until something big happens. When there are clues to insensitivity, it’s best to act early. 

Part 2


Addressing the offender directly. When situations require you to speak with an offender or someone approaching boundaries, you must be confident in your abilities to have a calm, clear, and respectful conversation. 

    • Shutting down an active incident.
      • A review of the 1, 2, WALK technique.
    • After an incident has occurred. 
      • Expressing your feelings and concerns.
      • Being specific and providing examples.
      • Requesting change by setting expectations and boundaries.
      • What if the offender disagrees with your exchange?
    • Maintain Safety. Ensure that you can stay safe and protected during difficult conversations.
      • Right Time. When addressing insensitivity after the fact, choosing your time wisely and strategically is essential. 
      • Right Place. Know your environment and plan ahead when having difficult conversations.

Silence Speaks. When you stay silent about insensitivity, it can have side effects.

    • Perceived confirmation or agreement.
    • Damaging the self-concept/worth of the victim.
    • Have courage and be the first to act!
Part 3


Protecting the victim. We should provide victims with a safe physical and emotional space in any situation.

    • Removing the victim from the situation.
    • Well-being checks. How to ask after the well-being of the person.
      • At the moment.
      • After some time.
      • After a pattern of abuse.
    • Avoiding shaming, blaming, or minimizing the situation.
    • Should you honor a request not to report?

Duty to Report. In some areas of the country, or due to your company’s policy, you may be required to report insensitivity. 

    • Why is there a requirement to report insensitivity?
    • What information should you need?
    • Can you record what happened?
    • Speaking with HR or a Manager
    • Retaliation. Can you become a victim by reporting.
Besides Bystander Intervention Training Workplace Edition, we can cover many other Sensitivity Training topics. Take a look at the complete list.

Companion Courses

Add advanced skills to your sensitivity training and see your team engagement flourish.


Conflict Resolution

Conflict will arise within any workplace. Equip your team members with the tools to feel confident to have uncomfortable conversations.

In this conflict resolution discussion course, we will review:

- How to encourage conversation in a non-threatening manner.
- How to acknowledge an emotional impact.
- How to actively listen.

Plus much more!


Dealing with Abusive Individuals

Dealing with conflict is different from dealing with abusive. This course will help!

This companion conflict resolution training will review:

- How to determine if someone is crossing the line.
- How to stay safe.
- Maintaining dignity while establishing that a specific behavior or action is unacceptable.
- How to respectfully provide a warning that an interaction will end.
- When to end a conversation and walk away from the situation.

100% Designed for you!

Custom Made

Like all our courses here at Oculus, our research-based Bystander Intervention Training Workplace Edition is 100% customized for your needs. Our trainers will work with you to create something that fits. Discovery and design are free and included in all of our courses.

Custom Training

Deliver your Bystander Intervention Training Workplace the way it works for you!

Web, in-person, recorded, hybrid, Bootcamp, or all of the above? Choose the training delivery option that fits your team and goals.

Why wait? Schedule a Bystander Intervention Training Workplace Edition session with your team today!

Why wait? Schedule a Bystander Intervention Training Workplace Edition session with your team today!