Bystander Intervention

Overcoming Tragedy: 4 Steps for Healing

By: Brittany Piper, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker October 2, 2017. Las Vegas. Life is bleak sometimes. More often, lately. For many of us, these near monthly tragedies open old wounds of violence, terror, and loss. The harsh truth is we’re all recovering and healing from something. Whether directly affected by a tragedy, or reeling from its powerful […]

The lost art of civility

ci·vil·i·ty: (N. courtesy, graciousness, polite, respectful; the way to change the world for the better in 5 minutes. Some days I fear that courtesy and civility are dead. I was at a student group meeting last week and felt like I was actually attending its funeral. Folks were so rude to each other and to […]

Become an Every|Day Hero

  Mike Dilbeck, a CAMPUSPEAK speaker that encourages students to act based on their values, has launched a new project, the Every|Day Hero™ Campaign. Mike explains what his new project is all about, the importance of the project and what it means to be a hero. by Mike Dilbeck ??”True heroism is remarkably sober, very […]

Combating Bystander Behavior for Three Years

Since June 2009, The PersonalPower: A RESPONSE ABILITY® Workshop has been empowering college students to go beyond bystander behavior and to intervene in problem situations. Targeting negative behavior and acting upon it is one element that can benefit all in the college community. CAMPUSPEAK offers this workshop to explore personal and organizational values, what bystander […]

A Guide to Intervening in Negative Behavior

Bystander behavior is the social phenomenon where we see something happening that we know is wrong and we are compelled to do something, to say something. We actually want to make a difference in that moment. Yet, we don’t. We do nothing and we say nothing. We are bystanders and this is bystander behavior. Whether […]

Three skills for bystander intervention

by MIKE DILBECK As we address the problem of alcohol abuse during this National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, I invite you to consider that most of the problems on our college campus, especially problems associated with alcohol abuse, have bystanders—those who see it, hear about it, or know about it and do nothing. Say nothing. […]