In the first instance, speak to your line manager and local sponsors of the Active Bystander Programme and let them know you are interested in applying for this programme and share this information. Following this, book some time in to complete the expression of interest form and we will send a confirmation of receipt. Check that you can attend all the learning components assigned to this programme and save the dates in your calendar.
WE ARE LOOKING TO ENGAGE A COMMUNITY OF ACTIVE BYSTANDER TRAINERS TO BUILD ON OUR SUCCESS AND GROW THE ABP COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
ARE YOU READY TO SUPPORT THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE
WHY IS THERE AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER PROGRAMME?
We all want to work in a place where we feel we belong, and we can be our best selves. The Active Bystander Programme provides an opportunity to change cultures through safe and constructive challenge (psychological safety), empowering people to be active bystanders and make positive changes.
Our programme aims to foster an inclusive, civil, and respectful culture for our patients, people who draw on our support, and staff as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan (NHS Long Term Plan).
Working in partnership across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Integrated Care Board (ICB) and NHS England/Improvement’s Civility and Respect Team, we want to build on the success of the pilot programme within LLR and share knowledge, content and learning across the Midlands Region.
The LLR Active Bystander Team support colleagues to become active bystanders encouraging them to gain confidence and adopt early intervention techniques to prevent negative behaviours from escalating. It is our aim to improve the health and wellbeing our staff and patients and people who draw on our support to grow a culture of civility and respect.
The programme aims to:
- Establish a pro-active system culture approach to address harmful behaviours
- Promote a compassionate and inclusive leadership culture
- Adopt an early intervention approach which can prevent negative behaviours from escalating, and facilitate learning
- Enhance the health and wellbeing our staff and service users
- At the heart of this work is creating a sense of belonging where everyone feels valued and respected.
WHO CAN APPLY TO BE AN ACTIVE BYSTANDER TRAINER?
The train the trainer training workshops are free and open to all our Midlands System colleagues, including health, social care, emergency services and charities, who would like to learn more about incorporating and delivering the Active Bystander at local, organisational or system level to build and promote civil and respectful culture in workplaces where we are all able to thrive and be our best selves.
Please do contact us if you are not sure whether you are eligible and we can help you with more information.
WHAT ARE THE TRAINING PROGRAMME TIME COMMITMENTS?
The Active Bystander Train the Trainer Training will require you to attend 2 days of face-to-face train the trainer workshops in one of various locations in the Midlands.
We encourage you to apply and attend one of the LLR Active Bystander Training Groups (being run throughout the spring, summer and autumn) if possible to experience the programme as a delegate and gain understanding of the course materials, delivery methods and evaluation techniques. The training is accompanied by a handbook which will support your learning journey and includes greater depth material and space for self-reflection.
You will be expected to deliver at least 3 training programmes in the first 12 months, to actively support the creation of a community of practice and to maintain respect for copyright.
The handbook and all course materials and support resources will be shared.
Train the Trainer pilot dates: 12th & 13th June 2023 9:00-16:30
Venue: Voluntary Action Leicestershire, 9 Newarke St, Leicester LE1 5SN
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE?
Speak to your line manager and local sponsor to identify your interest and seek approval, review the role description to understand the commitment you are agreeing to then apply via the link below.
For any further information about becoming an Active Bystander please email email@example.com
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Each cohort will have a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 people. We will review and assess the need for further sessions (and location) subject to demand and adoption of the programme at local level.
This training is open to colleagues in the LLR ICS and those working in neighbouring ICS across the wider Midlands region. We would encourage applications from individuals who have experience, skills and/or knowledge of the subject matter, areas covered within the training or generally in delivering training (within current or previous roles).
Ideally delegates will belong to an organisational or regional Active Bystander design and delivery/steering group (or be in regular contact with someone who is), understand the wider implications of the programme within your own system and have an interest to drive the Civility and Respect agenda.
Applicants may be expected to internally sponsor the programme within their organisation and should be available to commit to deliver workshops and subsequent action learning sets over a period of between 3-6 months (or longer) subject to the needs of your ICS or Organisation.
Applicants should seek consent and approval from their line manager prior to applying. Their line manager will be cited to confirmation of successful applicants.
We will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your expression of interest and let you know if you have a place on the programme. We will also notify your line manager of your successful application
Attend the 2 face to face workshops for train the trainer, which may include pre work or additional work.
Review and absorb the course materials, content and support resources to ensure you can work collaboratively to deliver the course confidently and as directed by the presenters guidance and the programme lead.
Work collaboratively with your line manager, fellow trainers, Programme Lead and later, all participants who attend your local version of the programme.
Participate in any evaluation/impact activities to capture the learning from the programme.
Initial training will take place within Leicester following the success of the pilot programme. We
intend to offer training at various locations around the Midlands region – these will vary depending
on early adopters and demand.
We have a dedicated team within the LLR system who support and deliver the programme who are able to guide and support you with any course content, delivery or evaluation queries. At local level you should have a group of sponsors and Senior Responsible Officers who can also offer you support, additionally your own manager should support your application and be able to counsel and guide you on a one-to-one level.
Further support is growing in the form of our Active Bystander Community (made up of LLR sponsors, delegates and key local and national supporters) and we hope that you will establish and maintain your own local community which can collectively form a regional and national community of practice.
As part of the ABP, you may experience new issues which would be helpful to explore in a coaching relationship, further support required for individual active bystanders is also signposted through established national and local health and wellbeing support routes if required.