Bystanders to upstanders

A 1.5 hour workshop for employees that builds foundational knowledge and allows for the opportunity to discuss and practice.
  • 1.5 Hours
  • Workshop
  • Employees


A respectful workplace is created when people feel safe in their work environment. Everyone has a right to feel safe at work and we are all responsible for creating a safe and respectful workplace. The bystander effect is a social phenomenon where the presence of others can discourage an individual from intervening against a behavior of concern. This program goes through the communication skills needed for an individual to become an upstander, and intervene if they notice another struggling with negative impact of disrespectful workplace situation


LifeWorks Learning workshops go beyond awareness, and allow participants to practice and engage with the topic. Facilitated in small groups, participants can expect learning activities like small-group discussion, breakout rooms, role-play, scenario-based learning – as well as more standard elements like Q&A, polling and chat functionality.