The mission of the RESPONSE ABILITY Project is to give bystanders permission to move from passive to powerful.
The Problem Issues
The primary problem is bystander behavior. This is the human phenomenon where we see or hear something and know it's a problem; however, we don't take the actions necessary to intervene in the problem and even prevent it. We focus on how bystander behavior impacts other issues like bullying, hazing, drug & alcohol abuse, sexual abuse & assault, and discrimination. We also look at how this phenomenon impacts everyday life — those things we see and hear as we live our daily lives. Finally, the flip side of bystander behavior is heroism and this is our ultimate intention: to empower people to go beyond being a bystander and be a hero: an every|day hero.
The solution is bystander intervention — the choice to take an appropriate, effective and safe action to intervene for others in moments of need.
We educate and empower everyday human beings by the programs we deliver. We offer the following:
- RA 2.0 DVD Set and Online Certification Program
- Book (written by Dr. Alan Berkowitz)
- Keynote Speech (by Mike Dilbeck, Founder | President | Speaker | Trainer)
- Workshop for College Campuses
- Facilitator Trainings
- BE THE PERSON
Many stories you see in the media today involve bystanders — those who see or know about the crime or the situation and say nothing, do nothing. Therefore, many media outlets are bringing on experts in the area of bystander behavior.
Mike Dilbeck — Founder & President of the RESPONSE ABILTY Project, an expert on bystander intervention, and professional speaker — is available for all media inquiries. While there are many psychologists, psychiatrists, academicians, and professionals to speak on the subject of bystander behavior, Mike offers a "real" take on the subject and its impact.
Mike will offer the average person's perspective to this phenomenon and make it digestible for others to comprehend. He is not a researcher. He is not a mental professional. He is just a real guy who has produced an award-winning educational program on bystander behavior and travels the country touching and impacting the hearts of people everywhere.
As a video producer and professional speaker, Mike also knows and appreciates the value of a sound bite. He is media trained and has been the spokesperson for other projects he has been involved.
Click below to heear a radio interview with WVON in Chicago — bullying and bystander behavior:
Click below to hear Mike on a local NPR affiliate's show regarding the Penn State child abuse scandal:
To contact Mike, click here or give him a call directly on his cell at (888) 817-HERO (4376), Ext. 2.