Spot and Stop Sexism
– Bystander training for managers and employees
Does your company have a work environment that’s free from sexism and sexual harassment? Even if your company hasn’t had any formal complaints, you can’t be sure. Zero-tolerance policies are no guarantee either.
The best safeguard is to create a culture that does not tolerate sexism.
You can do it by training managers and employees to recognize sexist comments and behavior, including sexual harassment, and to intervene when they occur.
Intervening is often the biggest challenge. This is because of the bystander effect – a psychological phenomenon that occurs when you are not the only person who sees someone in need of help. The more spectators there are, the more likely we are to believe that “someone” will do “something”. The responsibility for doing something is delegated to the other members of the group.
When sexism and sexual harassment occurs in the workplace, the problem with the bystander effect isn’t just that we don’t help the victim. Our passivity contributes to creating and maintaining a culture that tolerates sexism and harassment. Our colleagues come to believe that the workplace permits sexist behavior.
In this course, participants learn to:
- Recognize sexism and sexual harassment when they see it
- Recognize the presence of the spectator effect
- Intervene in the best way
By the end of the course, participants are prepared to become active bystanders and contribute to creating a zero tolerance culture.
Lynn Roseberry, Ph.D. will teach the course live on Zoom. The teaching is interactive, and participants are given assignments to complete between modules. To ensure opportunities for discussion and feedback, participation is limited to a maximum of 7 people.
The course consists of 3 virtual modules on:
- January 6 at 9-11.30
- January 13 at 9-11.30
- January 20 at 9-11.
Participants receive a certificate when they complete all 3 modules.
- Recognize sexism and sexual harassment when it occurs
- Understand how sexism and sexual harassment affect victims and the work environment
- Understand the importance of bystander intervention.
- Understand how the bystander effect can prevent you from intervening
- Discover how you can overcome by bystander effect and take responsibility in the situation
- Identify the best ways to intervene according to the context.
- Consolidate learning from the previous modules.
- Apply what you have learned to real-life cases.
Special price for this first-time course offering
The normal price for the course is 6,000 kr.
You can join this PILOT course at a special price: DKK 2,500.
All prices are excl. VAT.