May 15-16, 2014  |  Kansas City, Missouri


The second Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program Facilitator Training was held in Kansas City, Missouri on May 15-16, 2014

Since its 2008 release, hundreds of colleges and other organizations are now using Step UP! – the award-winning (NASPA Gold) bystander intervention program that teaches students how to intervene in problematic situations including alcohol abuse, hazing, depression, sexual assault, discrimination, anger, eating disorders, academic misconduct, and more. This is our second national conference offering a training dedicated to preparing administrators and other professionals to facilitate Step UP! All attendees will receive the latest PowerPoint training along with the updated Facilitator Guide.


View available presentations from the training.

Plan Now to Attend

A special Step UP! Award will be presented to former New England Patriot and Boston Strong first responder Joe Andruzzi!

The Step UP! Facilitator Training intensive 2-day session is intended for college and university professionals (including athletics, campus health, sexual assault prevention programs, Greek life, housing and residence life, and student affairs) and others who want to know more about creating a bystander intervention program.

Attendees at the Step UP! Facilitator Training will learn to:

  • Facilitate Step UP! group training
  • Apply the proven research, concepts and theories behind Step UP! including the Five Decision Making Steps and Perspective Taking
  • Address the barriers to helping and teach skills and strategies for effective intervention including the SEE Model (Safe, Early, Effective)
  • Apply the skills to real-life scenarios
  • Engage today’s students using interactive techniques
  • Maximize effectiveness through best practices and lessons learned

Become trained in this groundbreaking program and leave with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to implement Step UP! immediately.

Hotel Information

Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
One East Pershing Road • Kansas City, MO 64108
816.474.4400 or 888.627.8538

A block of rooms at $129/night for single/double is being held beginning March 24 (do not book your lodging before then) until April 16 under “NCAA Step UP! Program”. Book online beginning March 24.

NCAA Scholarships

The NCAA will sponsor registration and lodging (two nights) for select teams from NCAA member institutions — consisting of one representative from athletics administration and one from student affairs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us at 520.621.5339 or 317.917.6319 or conference@stepupprogram.org. We have packages to fit most any interest level.

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