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Active Bystander Training

Workshop: contributing to social safety

Imagine you witness unacceptable behaviour, for example bullying, sexual or other harassment, insults, belittlement, or discrimination. Would you know what to do? It’s not easy to speak up against these things. Unacceptable behaviour makes the work environment socially unsafe. How can you avoid freezing, looking away, or feeling powerless? What can you do if doing nothing is not an option? How can you combat unacceptable behaviour? Follow this training session and become an active bystander within 90 minutes.


It is difficult to speak up against socially unacceptable behaviour. Perhaps you’re scared. You don’t want to be the first to say something. Others might think you are overreacting. At the same time, you want to contribute to a safe work environment. Active Bystander Training will provide you with tools for improving social safety.


You will be introduced to a toolkit that will help you to think clearly and take a well-considered decision if you witness unacceptable behaviour. We will also be looking at words and facial expressions. We will discuss theory and scenarios, and there will be room for asking questions.


  • Communication
  • Social awareness
  • Adaptability
  • Self-reflection
More information

Date and time:

Training English 2024
Tuesday, June 4 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday, September 30 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen
Room: 't Atelier

Group size:

Maximum of 25 participants

Languages of instruction:


Course fee:



Marloes Siccama

More information:

Marloes Siccama, trainer at HR Experts

This training session can also be organized as a team session for departments, service units, and faculties from UG. For more information, please send an email to hr-experts

Warning: this training may recall experiences of unwanted behaviour.

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