Customized Green Dot Overview Speeches and Bystander Training 

Due to guidance issued by TAMU regarding COVID-19, we will not be accepting custom requests for the remainder of the spring semester.  We will provide updates on how further guidance may impact requests over the summer.  Should you want to schedule for August 2020 or later, please email us at GreenDot@tamu.edu to secure a tentative date/time.

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. Requests must be received two weeks in advance. If you have questions you can email greendot@tamu.edu or call Jazmin Jones, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist, at 979-862-9110.

For descriptions of both Overview Speeches and Bystander Training, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Overview Speeches

An overview speech is 1 hour long 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.