32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Active Bystanders, Stand Up! Experiential Training Techniques and Strategies

60-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-B
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: L100ABC
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenter: Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Connecting Differences, LLC


This session is for you, if you: have ever experienced or witnessed harassment, abuse, bullying, name-calling, discrimination or stereotyping; know that such outrageous behavior, actions and words never work to achieve their intended goal(s); and feel called upon to learn how to act supportively and preemptively to minimize the impact of such situations without putting yourself in harm’s way.

The presumption for this brief workshop is that we’ve all been on one, if not both, sides of a situation wherein emotional, social and even physical harm is involved. We all need to learn how to safely and proactively “Stand Up!” to counteract and contradict these circumstances and learn to serve as protective and supportive allies to those who suffer the pain of such belligerent and aggressive acts and words. This practical, hands-on workshop will introduce a few effective activities for Training Active Bystanders (TAB) and ways to adapt them for a variety of professional contexts.

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn to adapt short and pragmatic experiential activities to promote best practices and values of Training Active Bystanders (TAB)
  • Facilitate the effective and safe implementation and debriefing of specific TAB activities
  • Understand basic terms and concepts of TAB

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