Safe to Create is hosting a second round of In-Person Active Bystander Training Workshops around the country this autumn, due to demand following our sessions in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Limerick in the spring.

Bystander training is an effective way to empower people to address and prevent harassment and discrimination in a workspace. It equips workers with the right knowledge, tools and motivation to intervene safely and stop inappropriate behaviour before it rises to the level of unlawful harassment.

These in-person workshops, designed for artists and arts workers in the arts and creative sectors in Ireland, are led by Professor Louise Crowley, Professor of Law at UCC and Director of the UCC Bystander Intervention Programme, and leading policy analyst and consultant Olwen Dawe, who has an established track record in developing and implementing equality, diversity and inclusion projects.

Date & time: Friday 10 November, 10am – 1pm

Location: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

Duration: 3 hours, including a short tea break

Cost: Free of charge for anyone working in the arts and creative sectors in Ireland

*Please note that this session is intended specifically for organisational leaders and board members*

Participant feedback from past workshops:

‘It was excellent training. Clear and well delivered.’

‘I felt positive about having a room full of people giving up their time to make the industry better. It felt hopeful.’

‘It was thought provoking and engaging. The use of scenarios was particularly effective.’

‘Clear strategies to deal with bullying/toxic behaviour, a frank and forthright presentation, and very useful real-world examples to interrogate how I feel I would have responded in the past versus what I could do in the future.’

‘Great to do it in person. Very lively and informative’