Bystander 2 UpstanderWhat is Bystander to Upstander (B2U)?

The goal of the Bystander to Upstander program is to provide a sustainable way (via a train-the-trainer component) for everyone to learn upstander intervention techniques to prevent dangerous behaviors such as sexual violence, racism, sexism, and heterosexism, as well as practice upstander intervention skills to take positive action when faced with injustice and intolerance.

What are the benefits?

Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture Workshop

  • Learn how to identify moments of injustice or intolerance
  • Gain confidence in addressing moments of injustice or intolerance
  • Use engagement and conversational tactics to de-escalate harmful situations
  • Take the most appropriate and effective action to stand up to injustice or intolerance

Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture Train-the-Trainer Workshop

  • Learn to facilitate the Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop
  • Share the knowledge and skills to help others take appropriate and effective action to stand up to injustice or intolerance
  • Connect with other Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture trainers

What are the workshop options?

The Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture program includes two workshops:

  1. Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop
  2. Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture Train-the-Trainer workshop

The first workshop, Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture, teaches participants the knowledge and skills to transform from bystanders to upstanders to take positive action in the face of injustice or intolerance.

The second workshop, Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture Train-the-Trainer, teaches individuals who have already attended the first workshop, Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture, how to facilitate the Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop with other colleagues. Participants who attend the Train-the-Trainer workshop will join a collaborative team of trainers who work together to build communities that support difference and unify against intolerance.

Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture

The Bystander to Upstander workshop empowers participants to transform from bystanders to upstanders in order to build communities that support difference and unify against intolerance. An upstander is an individual who chooses to take positive action in the face of injustice or intolerance. Participants will learn how to identify harmful behaviors such as sexual violence, racism, and sexism. Participants will also learn and apply upstander skills to impact positive change and promote a culture of nonviolence. This interactive workshop allows each participant to practice upstander strategies that match their personality and comfort level.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify moments of injustice or intolerance
  • Gain confidence in addressing moments of injustice or intolerance
  • Use engagement and conversational tactics to de-escalate harmful situations
  • Take the most appropriate and effective action to stand up to injustice or intolerance

Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture Train-the-Trainer

This interactive, train-the-trainer workshop provides a sustainable way for participants to facilitate the Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop with colleagues in their units. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills required to facilitate the Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop in which participants learn how to identify harmful behaviors such as sexual violence, racism, and sexism, learn upstander skills to impact positive change and promote a culture of nonviolence, and practice upstander strategies with real-life scenarios. This train-the-trainer workshop also includes a discussion of potential issues that may arise during the workshop facilitation, as well as ideas on how to customize the workshop to meet the needs of different groups. Train-the-trainer workshop participants will receive all materials needed to facilitate the workshop and will join a collaborative team of trainers that work together to build communities that support difference and unify against intolerance.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Effectively facilitate the Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop
  • Customize the Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop to best meet the needs of the target group
  • Gain confidence in addressing potential issues that may arise during the workshop facilitation
  • Connect with other Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture trainers

*Prerequisite for this workshop is attendance at a Bystander to Upstander: Transforming Culture workshop.

When are workshops and how do I RSVP?

You can see upcoming dates/times and RSVP on our Events page. These workshops are for any TCU community member (faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students) directly engaging with students.

Questions?

Please send an email to Nada Elias-Lambert at n.eliaslambert@tcu.edu.