Upstander & Leadership

Would you interject if you saw someone kicking a dog or using the word “gay” as a slur? Personal decisions to intervene or stand by in harmful encounters can critically impact probability of additional damage.

COS engages participants in dialogue with case studies to reveal underlying assumptions about how and when to intervene.  Our first-hand experiences are woven with relevant situations to facilitate leadership development.


  • Know-hows of going from bystander to upstander.
  • What stops you from intervening and why.
  • Options for intervention in a variety of situations.


  • What should be recognized as “harmful”.
  • How to create a community of respect.
  • Personal strengths and weaknesses & knowing when to ask for help.


“Thank you so much for all that you do to reach out and make a difference!  The students were moved.  You so skillfully inserted your experiences and emotion.  As you witnessed, our students are very lively…yet you could hear a pin drop when you spoke.”


SUNY Morrisville, NY

“Word of your visit is still rippling through our school and community.  You impact lives long after you’re gone. Your impact on us is immeasurable. Thank you so much for all you did.  I balked at the fee, but you earned every penny.”

Director of Counseling

Souhegan High School, NH

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