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Corporate Academy

Active Bystander Training

The following training can also be organized for teams, departments, service departments or faculties.


Imagine witnessing unacceptable behaviours. Think of f.i. bullying, (sexual) harassment, belittling, discrimination etc. It’s pretty hard to be the one to speak up. You might be afraid or you don’t want to be the first to speak up, or maybe others may say you are overreacting …

Yet, you know that matters like this can very well contribute to a toxic culture in the work place and lead to socially unsafe work circumstances. How can you keep yourself from freezing, looking away? What is it you can do, when doing nothing is not an option?! How to challenge inappropriate behaviours? How to become an active bystander?


The aim is to empower you to challenge unacceptable behaviours and to become an active bystander.

Intended for

Everyone who wants to be an active bystander when confronted with unacceptable behaviours and contribute to a socially safe work environment.


Communication, social awareness, self-reflection.


This training gives you the skills to challenge unacceptable behaviours, including those which may have become normalised over time.

We show you a toolkit, to help you think clearly and make a measured decision on what to do when witnessing inappropriate behaviours. We also give you suggestions for the right words and expressions to use.


We discuss theory and scenarios and there is time for questions.


Marloes Siccama


New data will be announced as soon as possible.

If you are interested in this training you can send an e-mail to where you express your interest. You will receive an e-mail if the dates for this training are known.


Norman Building , Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen

Training will be face to face, unless Corona circumstances force us into an online setting.

Course fee

These first few sessions will be at no charge.

Maximum number of participants



Marloes Siccama


You can register via the button below, but you can also send an e-mail to with your name, telephone number, e-mail address and faculty.

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