Friday, August 03, 2012

Cool Thing's My Friends Do - Mike Dilbeck's Response Ability 2.0 Program

Each Friday on this blog I enjoy highlighting some of the cool things my friends do in their work and personal lives. 

Mike Dilbeck is one of my newest friends (I met him at the National Speaker's Association 2012 Conference - only three weeks ago).  Mike is the founder and president of the RESPONSE ABILITY PROJECT.  His program is a favorite on college campuses and with fraternity and sororities, and teaches the message of "by stander behavior".  He encourages people "Get involved, stay engaged, and be an everyday hero". 

Mike has personally trained over 500 people to facilitate this program on campuses and for organisations around the country (and beyond) - working hard to ensure that this movement can spread.  This week he launched the RA 2.O DVD Set Certification Program.  People now have the ability to become Level 1 facilitators for the RESPONSE ABILITY PROJECT for the low price of $197.  Those who want to share the message can get trained at their convenience and in the comfort of their own home.

Since it debuted in the summer of 2008, this award-winning program has become one of the most powerful, effective and successful educational initiatives on bystander behavior. Created initially for college students -- and now expanding to the general public with the Every|Day Hero Campaign -- this program empowers the 80% of individuals who are not causing, or even participating in, problematic behaviors and are also not standing up to the 20% who are.

In a world where many people standby and do nothing, there are also heroes who step in and give assistance.  If you saw injustice, what would you do?  We all hope we would be the ones who do the right thing.  Mike's life is dedicated to helping teach us all to not turn a blind eye.

Have A Great Day

thom singer

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