Bystander Intervention Toolkit
Essential Resources for Bystander Intervention Training
Our 3 Best "Upstander" Programs
The following video clips illustrate the powerful way Media Partners' DEI and sexual harassment prevention courses convey the importance of being an "upstander" rather than a bystander.
1. How Was Your Day? Getting Real about Bias, Diversity and Inclusion, and Harassment includes this scene where an Upstander challenges the disrespectful behavior of a co-worker. See course details.
How Was Your Day? clip © 2016-2023 Media Partners
2. Once & For All: Stopping Sexual Harassment at Work includes this example of an Upstander showing support for a co-worker who is being harassed and isn't sure what to do. See course details.
Once & For All clip © 2018-2023 Media Partners
Note: A Chicago version of Once & For All—which includes the 1 hour of Bystander Intevention training required by the city's sexual harassment prevention training mandate—is available.
3. Unintentional Still Hurts: Overcoming Unconscious Bias teaches that an Upstander can respectfully help others see their hidden biases, as is shown in the following clip. See course details.
Unintentional Still Hurts clip © 2021-2023 Media Partners
Articles and Tools on Bystander Intervention and Respectful Workplace
This post explores a phenomenon called the “Bystander Effect," and how it can cause witnesses to avoid reporting inappropriate or concerning workplace behavior, such as harassment or bullying.
Being an Upstander, not a bystander, when you witness disruptive, disrespectful or harassing behavior isn’t easy. This post explains why speaking up is so important, and provides practical instruction on how to do so.
Here's an activity anyone can use to become a more effective listener. By identifying behaviors seen in the best listener you know (as well as the worst), you find things you can do to build better listening habits.
This video example shows the impact inppropriate humor and disrespectful behavior can have on co-workers, and the importance of training that enables people to set and maintain professional boundaries at work.
Managers must be ready to handle a variety of challenging situations, including uncomfortable or difficult conversations. This job aid helps prepare for the meeting and maintain a positive, productive tone.
Organizations choosing to reaffirm their commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion must ensure that LGBTQ+ workers are not overlooked. These 6 strategies can help.
Our Respectful Workplace Training 101 eBook
explains how to build a culture of respect in your organization and outlines the many benefits of doing so.
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Our How to Stop Sexual Harassment Once & For All eBook
details what keeps sexual harassment training from being successful and what can be done to make it work.
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