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In addition to our ADVANCEGeo bystander intervention workshops, here is a list of common training on bystander intervention and other strategies to address harassment, sexual violence, and bias.

Bystander intervention

Hollaback! Online Training

Hollaback!'s online training platform prepares participants to be effective bystanders to public harassment incidents based on the "5 D's". In addition to training, Hollaback! curates contributed stories of street harassment to raise public awareness and also have an online anti-harassment campaign, HeartMob.

Green Dot
Green Dot workshops focus on intervening against acts of personal violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and bullying for children and adults and is common on many college campuses.

NewPoint –Step UP! by the University of Arizona

Step UP! is a prosocial behavior and bystander intervention program that educates students to be proactive in helping others. They provide resources and workshops including scenarios to address a range of issues from harassment and assault to academic honesty and are also common on college campuses.

USGS STEPUP! Employee Empowerment Strategies (SEES): A Bystander Intervention Program Designed for Scientific Workplaces

This is an anti-harassment program designed specifically for the scientific workplace, including offices, scientific conferences, and the field developed by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. The USGS SEES program goals are: 1) raise awareness of barriers to helping; 2) raise awareness of behaviors that can help; 3) increase attendees' motivation and desire to help; 4) help attendees develop skills and confidence when responding to various levels of harassment; and 5) ensure the safety and well-being of attendees. Contact Moses Milazzo (moses @ and Alexandra Etheridge USGS_SEES_Milazzo_description (Acrobat (PDF) 554kB May7 18).

Stephanie Goodwin and Confronting Prejudices Model

Stephanie Goodwin is the Director for Faculty Development & Leadership at Wright State University. She and her colleagues have created the Confronting Prejudices Response (CPR) Model, wherein direct confrontation provides communication opportunities that can lead to more inclusive climates.

PowerPlay by the University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire's PowerPlay Interactive Development uses roleplaying and acting to address issues relating to inclusive workplace climates. They provide a variety of workshops putting the attendees in the place of the observer and discovering ways to be an active bystander.

RAINN Prevention Navigator tool

To find more prevention programs and to review programs you have participated in, visit the RAAIN Prevention Navigator tool. Programs among different groups, populations, logistics, and more are available.

Prejudice and implicit bias

WISELI at UW-Madison

The Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute at UW-Madison is a research center funded in part from an NSF ADVANCE grant. The center's goal is to increase representation and equity of women and underrepresented groups in faculty or other leadership positions at UW. The center offers a variety of workshops, including two versions of their "Breaking the Bias Habit" workshop

Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Lab at UW-Madison

Dr. Patricia G. Devine is a professor in the Psychology department at UW-Madison. Her lab researches different challenges with prejudice and stereotypes in the daily lives of people. Dr. Devine offers a "Break the Prejudice Habit" workshop that teaches attendees how to intervene and empowers them to stand up to prejudice. More information on the workshop can be found on the lab website.

Veerasamy, Suthakaran. (2011). Using analogies to enhance self-awareness and cultural empathy: implications for supervision. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 39(4), 206-217.

Dr. Suthakaran is a cross-cultural psychology professor and researcher at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. He has developed racial bias training using analogies to increase self-awareness surrounding the topic of racism and privilege and increasing multicultural competence. He routinely runs racial bias trainings both in his classes and in response to campus hate-bias incidents.

Departmental climate and other resources

AGU Heads and Chairs Workshops

The American Geophysical Union Heads and Chairs program discusses important issues common to geophysical science departments, including research funding, program assessment, modernization of post-secondary curricula, increasing faculty diversity, and student career planning. It also holds annual workshops immediately prior to the AGU Fall Meeting and offers webinars throughout the year. The workshops are developed around the model of Building Strong Departments hosted by the Science Education Research Center (SERC).

Professionalism and Geoethics--Creating a Departmental "Climate" Where Everyone Can Succeed facilitated by David Mogk

Professionalism refers to the attitudes and behaviors that impact interpersonal relations of all types in the workplace. The foundations of professionalism are based on the concepts of power, trust, respect, responsibility, justice, and fairness. This workshop will introduce the topics of geoethics, principles of professionalism, codes of ethics of professional societies, and provide a template for ethical decision making; promote awareness of factors that contribute to workplace "climate" (e.g., civility, microaggressions, implicit bias, empowering bystanders); address issues of (un)professional behaviors, especially sexual harassment/assault and bullying in the workplace (the scope of the problem and strategies to prevent or mitigate situations before they do real harm); explore topics of professionalism that will contribute to student success in preparation for the workforce; and suggest personal and institutional strategies that can be used by faculty to ensure that every one can succeed in your department.

Assessing & Enhancing Department Climate: A Workshop Series for Department Chairs by WISELI at UW-Madison

WISELI's workshop "Assessing and Enhancing Department Climate: A Chair's Role," a series of three sessions, engages small groups of department chairs in discussions about climate in their own departments and provides them with opportunities to learn from each other's experiences and ideas. A brief departmental climate survey administered between the first and second sessions allows chairs to identify specific issues of concern for their own departments. Participating chairs and facilitators work collaboratively to develop plans to address these issues.

Traveling Workshop Program by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

The Traveling Workshops Program (TWP) brings national leaders in environmental, sustainability, and geoscience education to your campus, regional, or national event. The Traveling Workshops Program focuses on opportunities to strengthen both courses and programs, including attracting and supporting diverse students. To apply to host one of these workshops, go to the NAGT website and complete the application process.