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Workshop “Active Bystander Training” – few places left (3 Feb 2023; apply by 18 Jan 2023)

This short online Active Bystander training session aims to help our PhD Student community to challenge poor behaviours, which may have become normalised over time. The session includes self-coaching techniques to help you keep a cool head when you’re faced with a challenging situation – and assertive language devices which you can use to make sure your voice is heard if you want to raise a concern. For more information on the training please see the link.

The training will take place online on 3 February 2023, 15.00-16.30h.

Registration: Email to including the prework latest by 18 January 2023.

IMPORTANT: Pre-work required
Once you have received a place in the course, your participation still needs to be confirmed by us. For this, we ask you for the following pre-work: please send us an example of a scenario where you would have liked challenge somebody’s behaviour and that you would like to discuss in the course.
The basic criteria for such a scenario is: did you or other people in that situation feel uncomfortable after a remark or action by a person? This could have been a joke that came across as a bit “off”, an inappropriate remark, or outright sexist/racist/homophobic/… comments or behavior. You can find a few examples here.
Please send your scenario to by 18 January 2023 at the latest. The final decision which scenarios will be used in the course will be made by the trainer.

Once participation has become binding after the signing-out period, cancellation is only possible via the GGNB Office with a) sick certificate, or b) statement by supervisor for scientific reasons. If you do not provide this, you will be excluded from courses for the next 12 months, as well as travel grants and other financial support. No exceptions.

By signing up you agree (1) to carefully check whether you will be able to attend the course (do not register for 2 courses taking place on the same dates – the above mentioned sanctions apply!), (2) to frequently check your student e-mail account, as all information on courses will exclusively be sent to that account; (3) that your name and e-mail address may be forwarded to the course instructor(s) for communication before and after the course; (4) to complete the course evaluation; (5) inform us if you no longer wish to maintain a waiting list position.