National Center for Campus Public Safety

Bystander Intervention in Action: Training the How-Tos of Intervention

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 2:00–3:00 PM (ET)
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 1:00 PM (ET)
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This October, we are pleased to welcome Jill Weisensel (PDF), a night shift operations lieutenant for the Marquette University Police Department, to discuss bystander intervention programming for colleges and universities. 

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Jill has served as both a defensive and arrest tactics instructor and a professional communications instructor. She has taught applications of tactical strength and conditioning at Marquette University, and has more than a decade of experience in the field. In understanding the need for non-escalatory tactics and a more effective and professional way to relate to and manage people, she became an advocate of universally applicable programs such as Verbal Judo and Verbal Defense and Influence, and integrated several unique communication concepts into the Marquette T.A.K.E.S. A.C.T.I.O.N. bystander intervention program.

This webinar will discuss best practices and the role of broad-based bystander intervention programming in crime prevention, as well as highlight the importance and value of campus-wide collaboration.

Building on national bystander intervention initiatives, this presentation will focus on the “how-tos” of safe intervention, focusing specifically on persuasion-based communication tactics, proxemic management, personal safety/awareness and risk reduction, and will emphasize the importance of civility and personal responsibility without victim blaming.

Attendees will be provided an overview of personal safety-based bystander intervention curriculum and leave with immediately actionable content that can be added to their current bystander intervention programming.

This webinar is appropriate for people already working or experienced with bystander intervention programs. This may include advocates, campus safety and security, international education, law enforcement, residential life staff, student conduct & student affairs, victim services, wellness coordinators, and Title IX personnel.

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