Bystander InitiativeThe Bystander Initiative is inviting faculty and staff to a free online workshop on a valuable tool in preventing sexual assault.

Workshop to train faculty and staff in bystander intervention

The Bystander Initiative is inviting faculty and staff to participate in a free online workshop. Scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, June 10, the two-and-one-half-hour interactive session is a part of the University’s ongoing efforts to foster respectful, inclusive, and safe environments across campus.

Bystander intervention is a valuable tool in preventing campus sexual assault. Faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up and collaborate with colleagues to strengthen the campus community’s capacity to prevent sexual violence.

Participants will:

  • Gain valuable skills to recognize, prevent, and interrupt harmful behaviours.
  • Learn effective strategies to support survivors of sexual assault.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion that can be added to a curriculum vitae, professional portfolio, or LinkedIn profile.

“We aim to engage campus community members as key stakeholders in prevention by equipping them with the skills to identify and safely intervene against harmful behaviour,” says Frankie Cachon, co-ordinator of the University of Windsor’s Bystander Initiative.

The Bystander Initiative utilizes a community responsibility approach to create a safer campus for

all. During the June 10 workshop, participants will develop intervention skills that will help them feel empowered to speak up and act against sexual violence. There are limited spots available; register via Qualtrics today.

To learn more about UWindsor’s Bystander Initiative, visit Prevent.Resist.Support.

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