Microaggressions are everyday slights, snubs, “jokes”, or insults (intentional or unintentional) that communicate hostile, derogatory, or harmful messages to people based on their group membership.
Participants will learn how to recognize and interrupt microaggressions, why taking action to prevent microaggressions is important, and how to handle it constructively when a microaggression occurs.
Participants will be able to :
- Define the term “microaggression” and “microaffirmation” and provide several examples of each
- Identify the microaggression in common case examples
- Recognize subtle microaggressions
- Describe the impact of microaggressions
Participants will learn effective strategies including:
- Techniques to minimize the occurrence of microaggressions
- Ways to respond when microaggressions occur
- Inclusive strategies for constructively responding to “othering” and microaggressions in the workplace
- Unlimited participants*
- 60 minutes
- Limited interactivity
- 40 minutes of expert presentation, 20 min Q & A
- Recording option
- Blended learning option (recommended): Complete our acclaimed 22 minute eLearning course "Understanding and Preventing Implicit Bias" prior to webinar
*Tiered pricing based on number of participants.
Facilitated Workshop (Online)
- Up to 25 participants per session
- 90 minutes
- High level of interactivity
- Some expert presentation, mostly facilitated activities
- Recording prohibited for participant privacy
- Blended learning option (recommended): Complete our acclaimed 22 minute eLearning course "Understanding and Preventing Implicit Bias" prior to facilitated workshop
- Microaggressions are a big deal: How to talk them out and when to walk away
What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive
Racial microaggressions in everyday life: implications for clinical practice. Am Psychol. 2007 May-Jun;62(4):271-86.