The third national Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training was a great success!

May 16 and 17, 2016
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Conference presentations are now available. View or download now.

Registration for the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training being held May 16 and 17 at the UC, Irvine campus is now closed as we’ve reached the maximum limit and will not be able to move anyone from the wait list into the current registration list. Our sincere apologies. Thank you.


The Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training

Would you like to minimize problems and create a safe and healthy community on your campus? Problems are preventable with bystander intervention! Learn why hundreds of colleges, universities, high schools, and other organizations are using Step UP! – the award-winning program that teaches students how to intervene in problematic situations. This intensive two-day conference held at the University of California, Irvine will show attendees how to create a sustainable and powerful bystander intervention program on their campus.

We all have a responsibility to Step UP! when we notice a problem. Step UP! is a proven, research based training program and curriculum that has won national acclaim (NASPA Gold) and been mentioned in articles in, among others, The Washington Post, on ESPN.com and featured in NCAA Champion magazine. Many schools have adopted it campus wide.

Since its 2008 release, hundreds of colleges and other organizations are now using Step UP! – the award-winning (NASPA Gold) bystander intervention program that teaches students how to intervene in problematic situations including alcohol abuse, hazing, depression, sexual assault, discrimination, anger, eating disorders, academic misconduct, and more. This is our third national conference offering a training dedicated to preparing administrators and other professionals to facilitate Step UP! All attendees will receive the latest PowerPoint training along with the updated Facilitator Guide.


Attending

The Step UP! Facilitator Training is intended for college and university professionals (including athletics, campus health, sexual assault prevention programs, Greek life, housing and residence life, student affairs and others) who want to know more about creating a bystander intervention program.

Attendees at the Step UP! Facilitator Training will learn to:

  • Facilitate Step UP! group training
  • Apply the proven research, concepts and theories behind Step UP! including the Five Decision Making Steps and Perspective Taking
  • Address the barriers to helping and teach skills and strategies for effective intervention including the SEE Model (Safe, Early, Effective)
  • Apply the skills to real-life scenarios
  • Engage today’s students using interactive techniques
  • Maximize effectiveness through best practices and lessons learned

Become trained in this groundbreaking program and leave with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to implement Step UP! immediately.


NCAA Sponsorship

Beginning in November 2015, the NCAA Sport Science Institute accepted sponsorship applications for the 2016 Step UP! Bystander Intervention Facilitator Training to be held May 16-17, 2016 at the University of California, Irvine. The NCAA will sponsor 40 schools (two attendees per school). 

The Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training is a two-day event which provides resources for athletics and student affairs professionals to work in partnership to promote student-athlete wellness through bystander intervention training.

The NCAA will pay for hotel accommodations as well as travel to and from Irvine, California for select teams from NCAA member institutions to attend the training. Each team must consist of one athletics department representative and one student affairs representative.

Sponsored individuals agree to be a resource for their institution and assist others in conducting Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training to benefit all students, including student-athletes. Sponsored teams are responsible for the Step UP! registration fee of $100 and the submission of a post-participation report detailing their implementation efforts.

The deadline to apply for sponsorship to attend the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training was 5 p.m. Eastern Time on January 20, 2016.

Selected participants will be notified not later than February 1, 2016. For more information regarding the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Facilitator Training, please contact Mary Wilfert at 317.917.6319 or visit the Step UP! website at http://stepupprogram.org.


Registration

Registration for the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training being held May 16 and 17 at the UC, Irvine campus is now closed as we’ve reached the maximum limit and will not be able to move anyone from the wait list into the current registration list. Our sincere apologies. Thank you.


More Information

For additional information, view these Third National Facilitator Training Program resources: