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Intergenerational Sensitivity and Bystander Intervention Training Program

Program Details


This short, interactive session (4 hours) describes that today’s workforce is not just diverse in culture and gender. Employees of all ages are now working together in teams and workgroups. In this high-impact training course, you will learn and practice techniques for techniques for communicating, collaborating and working with coworkers and customers from all generational backgrounds.

Bystander Intervention is recognizing a potentially harmful situation or interaction and choosing to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome. In this interactive program, we’ll teach you how to identify potential harassment, recognize when intervention is appropriate, and strategies for active bystander intervention. You’ll learn safe and effective techniques for intervening and how to overcome the challenges that often accompany an intervention.

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the five generations in the workplace.
  • Examine workplace characteristics of each generation.
  • Identify the styles, ethics, values and perceptions of each generation.
  • Create a positive, productive environment where are generations are appreciated.
  • Define bystander intervention.
  • Identify the stages of bystander intervention.
  • Apply techniques for effective intervention.

The content and discussion topics in this training course center around harassment in the workplace and may be perceived as emotionally and intellectually challenging at times. The course facilitators are committed to ensuring the training is a space where everyone can engage respectfully, empathetically and thoughtfully.

Who Should Attend: Sessions are open only to DOI employees and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Register: Please use the deep links provided below to log in to DOI Talent and select an event to attend. DOI University is actively scheduling additional events in other geographic places.

The format of this training is FULLY VIRTUAL.

Due to the popularity of the Intergenerational Sensitivity and Bystander Intervention sessions, DOI University has added new sessions as open enrollment events in virtual instructor led format.

Tuition is $185 per student. 

Thursday, August 8, 2024

Intergenerational Sensitivity/Bystander Intervention AM
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (4 hr session)

Intergenerational Sensitivity/Bystander Intervention PM
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (4 hr session)

For registration support, please contact the following team members in the Office of Employee Development (OED):

Eric Sanders (202) 860-5714 & Mary Jo Catalano (202) 906-0763

Note: DOI University can set up closed enrollment sessions for your bureau. To schedule a closed enrolment event, please contact Mary-Jo Catalano at