People watching presentation during Green Dot training

Fall semester bystander intervention trainings available though CWRU Green Dot

Case Western Reserve University Green Dot is a bystander intervention initiative based on the Alteristic strategy. The program offers training for faculty, staff and students on being active bystanders in the community, specifically responding to power-based personal violence.

Trainings are interactive and focus on safe, realistic strategies applicable to many forms of harassment, including bullying, hazing and microaggressions around topics like sexual harassment, workplace harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence and assault. The goal is to equip community members should they be faced with an opportunity to intervene on behalf of another person.

Trainings for faculty and staff include a 90-minute overview session or a three-hour workshop. Trainings for students include a one-hour overview or a seven-hour workshop. All kinds of sessions are scheduled throughout fall semester.

Faculty and staff may attend any of the following overview sessions, which will take place in Thwing Center, Room 324:

  • Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Students may attend any of these overview sessions, also in Thwing Center, Room 324:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There will be additional trainings offered in spring semester.

CWRU Green Dot also will schedule overviews or workshops by request. Organizations that would like a training on bystander intervention can sign up for a customized program.

To register for a session or request a specialized training, email

Facilitator training

CWRU Green Dot also will train faculty and staff to become facilitators this fall. Those interested in facilitating sessions for the campus community on bystander intervention, prevention and proactive ways of changing campus culture around power-based personal violence can attend the bystander intervention facilitator training Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Space is limited. RSVP to

For the most up-to-date information, check the CWRU Green Dot Facebook, Instagram and CampusGroups event pages.