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Learn to counter microaggressions at new interactive training sessions

The term “microaggression” has become widely used and misunderstood. As we continue to develop more inclusive workplace practices, these interactive sessions — offered as a two-part course series — will help develop a shared understanding of how microaggressions can affect our work environment and organizational culture. Select each course title to register; part 1 is a prerequisite to part 2.

Part 1: From Sesame Street to Main Street

April 20, 2 – 4 p.m.; April 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Learn what microaggressions are and their underlying messages about distinct social groups
  • Learn strategies for limiting the occurrences of microaggressions, at the individual and institutional level
  • Discuss different approaches to responding to microaggressions
  • Learn strategies for how to recover after learning you have delivered a microaggression

Part 2: Individual and institutional strategies

June 2, 2 – 4 p.m.; June 9, 1 – 3 p.m.

  • Discuss when and how to respond to microaggressions
  • Understand adaptive and maladaptive responses to microaggressions
  • Learn organizational and structural interventions
  • Role play activities to practice responding to microaggressions
  • Learn tips and tools for how to recover from receiving a microaggression

For questions about these courses, please contact

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