The concept of microaggressions, which has been familiar in psychology for decades, has become part of the larger conversation around DE&I.
Microaggressions are everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to individuals of a marginalized group.
Often stemming from unconscious bias, these seemingly harmless comments have been compared to death by a thousand cuts and can cause health problems, workplace burnout, and other negative effects.
This workshop will help staff recognize what microaggressions are and how to respond, whether they are on the receiving end, a witness, or have been called out for a microaggression. This workshop will also assist participants learn how to address microaggressions in the organizations policies, practices and procedures.