RESPONSE ABILITY believes in our ability to respond to any social situation by going beyond our fear and shame to demonstrate courage in momentary choices — In organizations. In business. In community. In life. — For colleagues. For family. For friends. For strangers.
RESPONSE ABILITY is a movement. A movement away from the shame and regret we all feel from being a passive bystander to any injustice or wrongdoing. A movement towards a whole new world where we are standing up, stepping in, and speaking out against inappropriate, abusive, or unhealthy behaviors.
RESPONSE ABILITY is a creed — 20 lines, 174 words of empowerment. A collection of commitments. A declaration that gives us life and represents the difference we are out to make in this world. A set of words that calls on each of us to be bigger.
RESPONSE ABILITY is a community of ordinary people who act as catalysts for extraordinary change. A massive change in the way people treat and support each other. The kind of change that creates a world of security and acceptance. Of respect, fairness and dignity for all. Of people knowing that they matter — that each of us matters.
RESPONSE ABILITY is an evolving collection of educational and empowerment programs designed to give us what we need to access our core commitments and take action to make this difference . A blend of leadership and bystander intervention training. A body of work based on existing theoretical research and distinguished by my own approach and perspectives.
RESPONSE ABILITY moves us past our shame and gives us permission to go from passive to powerful!
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.