Active bystander training – 27 February 2024 09:30 – 11:00 online

Diversity of thought and an inclusive culture is central to achieving CIfA’s vision that archaeology is seen as an attractive, rewarding and worthwhile career. Through its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee CIfA is committed to delivering EDI training which is relevant to this.

Our latest course will be active bystander training, run by The Active Bystander Training Company.

The Qualitative inequalities research for the archaeology sector project report from 2023 found that ‘respondents report that discriminatory attitudes and unconscious bias are common in some workplaces. These behaviours often go unchallenged by managers ‐ or are carried out by managers themselves’ and this has a negative impact on career progression.

Challenging unacceptable workplace behaviour can be a challenge in itself – the ability to intervene with techniques which are right for you are not always immediately obvious. ‘Active bystander’ is an innovative and award-winning training session which will support you or your staff to develop skills to challenge unacceptable behaviours, including those which may have become normalised over time.

This 90-minute online CPD workshop is for archaeologists of all grades and career levels, who wish to develop techniques to respond to unacceptable workplace behaviour. At the end of it you will

  • have learnt about decision-making techniques to help you overcome fear and self-doubt when faced with a challenging situation.
  • have learnt about assertiveness techniques to give you the confidence and tools to speak out, whether they are dealing with the challenge directly or calling for help from others.
  • receive an ‘Active Bystander Toolkit’ PDF booklet, which contains the main techniques covered in the session.

Tickets cost

  • £15 for Student members
  • £35 for CIfA members
  • £55 for non-members

Bursary places are available for CIfA members at a cost of £15. Please email to request one of these.

Register here: Active bystander training | Chartered Institute for Archaeologists