In 2007, Mike launched a project that would not only change the trajectory of his life but would also make a difference for tens of thousands of others. RESPONSE ABILITY: A Call for Courage is an educational program on courage and bystander intervention. It’s sole mission is to empower others to go past their fear and shame by standing up, stepping in, and speaking out. While this sounds very simple, it’s not easy. If it were easy, more people would intervene in problem situations. If it were easy, we would have less abuse, violence and harassment in our world.
Some version of this program has been delivered in 40 national fraternity and sorority organizations, over 300 college campuses, and by over 500 trained and certified facilitators. While most programs have been phased out, Mike continues to travel the country delivering his powerful, yet challenging, keynote presentation to companies, campuses, and communities.
The foundation of this program — the blueprint for all we do — is…
The flagship programs for the initial launch were these educational videos which are still being used on a limited basis…
The main RESPONSE ABILITY video produced in 2008 for college students
but viewed by people of all ages.
The RESPONSE ABILITY training video where Dr. Alan Berkowitz joins the students
and they explore various hypothetical scenarios.