Customized Green Dot Overview Speeches and Bystander Trainings 

Would you like a customized overview speech or bystander training for your group?  We are happy to come out to present to groups of 10 individuals or more.  To request an overview speech or bystander training for your group, use the form at the bottom of this page, or call Ryan Jackson, Green Dot Coordinator, at 979-845-6241. Requests must be received two weeks in advance.

Overview Speeches

An overview speech can range from 30 minutes to 1 hour and introduces the basic elements of Green Dot while inspiring participants to engage in immediate elements.  Overview speeches are designed to:

  1. Introduce members of the campus community to their role as bystanders
  2. Teach participants how to recognize behaviors which may constitute partner violence, sexual violence or stalking – or behaviors that may be immediate precursors to these types of violence
  3. Help individuals recognize barriers that may prevent them from doing something in the face of potential power-based personal violence
  4. Instruct students on how to develop  realistic options to act given their unique set of barriers
  5. Show participants realistic pro-social behaviors they can do to shift the campus culture to one that is intolerant of violence and supportive of bystander intervention.

Bystander Training

Bystander training is a 3.5 hour course designed enhance the influence of participants and equip them to take a prominent role in addressing power-based personal violence.  The learning objectives for the training are as follows:

  1. Participants will connect more consciously to their opinions regarding the role and responsibility of the bystander.
  2. Participants will understand the basic elements of culture change and feel inspired to make a positive contribution.
  3. Participants will recognize behaviors that may constitute dating/domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking – or behaviors that may be immediate precursors to these types of violence.
  4. Participants will increase intrinsic motivation to intervene in order to reduce harm after violence has started, reduce the likelihood that it will happen again, or reduce the likelihood that it will happen at all.
  5. Participants will recognize barriers that may prevent them from doing something in the face of potential power-based personal violence.
  6. Participants will develop realistic intervention options given their unique set of barriers.
  7. Participants will feel equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to proactively engage peers in positive culture change through role modeling, use of social media and conversations.

Overview Speech or Bystander Training Request

  • Requester Information

  • University Identification Number
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  • The 3.5 hour Bystander training requires at least 30 minutes of setup prior to the start of the training. What time will we be able to start setting up? Not required for overview requests.
  • For on campus presentations, please list the building and the room number. Leave blank if presentation is off campus.
  • For off campus presentations, please list an entire street address including city, state and zip. Leave blank if presentation is on campus.
  • Both overviews and bystander trainings require a computer with power point and a projector. Will you be able to provide these?
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