Plan to attend: Change it Up! bystander intervention workshop

October 17, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine team members are invited to attend a “Change it Up!” bystander intervention workshop.

The workshop will take place from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 inside the MCHC Auditorium in UH South.

Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the U-M community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. It is based on a nationally-recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations and the campus community.

The content in this program has been used for student groups across campus, and is now being offered for U-M faculty and staff. Through the use of educational theater, Change it Up! provides opportunities for participants to discuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills within their campus communities.

 You will learn to:

  • Identify self-awareness and social responsibility as qualities of strong personal leadership
  • Discuss your own and others’ identities and experiences
  • Determine the various options for effectively intervening during a negative situation
  • Develop your ability to assess which intervention option is based on the situation
  • Discuss and practice how to leverage bystander intervention skills within their campus communities

You will benefit by:

  • Receiving high impact learning through educational theater
  • Increasing your motivation to intervene in harmful situations
  • Gaining ability to assess the effectiveness of multiple options for intervention
  • Expanding your skills and confidence to successfully intervene in harmful situations

Please contact Katherine Pearsol at for registration.