Action Zone Bystander Intervention Training
To continue conversations sparked from our December panel discussion, Power Dynamics in the Workplace: Sexual Harassment, Wagner's Office of the Dean has invited NYU's Health Promotion Office to facilitate an Action Zone Bystander Intervention Training.
Action Zone is a bystander intervention training for risk reduction. Studies show that in emergency situations most people present would like to help, but very few actually do. Action Zone explores this phenomenon – The Bystander Effect – as well as when to intervene and when not to. Often, sexual assaults, alcohol-fueled incidents, and other challenging situations can be prevented or diffused with timely, skilled and appropriate intervention. This dynamic, interactive training will introduce some tactics and skills that can be used to combat harassment or other behaviors (like microaggressions) in the workplace.