Employees must be able to identify and combat harassment in their place of work. Many states now require businesses to offer anti-harassment training. Upstander training forces individuals to examine their own personal beliefs, attitudes and values. Then it identifies the common fears workers face when speaking up – Retaliation, Reputation, Relationships. Going from Bystander to Upstander requires effective communication training that addresses microaggressions, ability to identify red flags, and proper intervention techniques.
- What is bias? Types of bias.
- Self-reflection on personal bias, stereotyping and labeling surrounding changing social mores and norms.
- Challenges and obstacles to becoming an Upstander.
- Infusing a Caring Culture within the work environment.
- Support systems needed to ensure success.