Microaggressions training that helps you and your employees understand, address and discuss workplace micro-aggressive language and behaviours.
- Identifying microaggressions & microinvalidations.
- Know the difference between indirect discrimination and microaggressions.
- Addressing microaggressions in the workplace.
- Covering race, and all other protected characteristics
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What are Microaggressions?
Microaggressions are a particularly insidious form of discrimination often disguised as a throw away comments and actions disguised as unconscious bias, banter, or ignorance. Microaggressions are often small, but persistent forms of discrimination and overtime they can have damaging effects on the people who are subjected to them.
Benefits of Microaggressions Training for Employees.
Microaggressions training helps employees understand what microaggressions are, how they can impact employees and communities, and how to recognise them.
By addressing microaggressions in the workplace, employees are less likely to experience stress, anxiety, and other mental health problems associated with bullying, harrasment and discrimination.
By participating in our microaggressions training, employees can gain new knowledge and skills, enhancing their professional development and contributing to their career growth.
Employees who take part in our microaggressions training understand how to recognise and respond to microaggressions are more confident in their ability to handle challenge situations without conflict, improve teamwork, and promote a positive work environment.
Employees who are trained on our microaggressions training are more likely to recognise and respond to microaggressions in a informed manner, improving customer satisfaction and building trust. This means they’ll be better equipped to handle customer/clients complaints and address any issues that may arise in a respectful and professional manner.
Our microaggressions training enable employees to mitigate language and behaviour whilst promoting a culture of inclusion and respect. This microaggressions training will help improve teamwork and strengthen relationships among employees.
Benefits of Microaggressions Training for Managers, Leaders & HR Departments.
Microaggressions training provides managers with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively handle situations involving employees who experience and perpetuate microaggressions. Our microaggressions training will improve your managers ability with regards to conflict resolution skills and promoting a more inclusive workplace.
By creating a workplace that is free from microaggressions, managers will help employees feel valued, motivated and supported, which will result in increased employee morale and productivity.
Managers who understand how to recognise and respond to microaggressions are more confident in their ability to handle difficult situations amongst employees and promote a positive work environment.
Your managers and HR professionals who participate in microaggressions training will gain a deeper understanding of what microaggressions are, how they can impact your employees and working with your HR department.
Microaggression Training Outline
- What are microaggressions?
- Identifying microaggressions & microinvalidations.
- Indirect discrimination vs. implied discrimination.
- The effects of microaggressions.
- How to address microaggressions in the workplace.
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How Can Microaggressions Training Help?
Our microaggressions training will help employees, manager and HR departments recognise and respond to microaggressions in a way that prevents them from reoccurring, as well as promoting inclusion and diversity, particularly for those from underrepresented groups of employees.
Our training provides employees with the knowledge and skills needed to identify microaggressions and respond to them in a positive and effective manner. Additionally, microaggressions training will help employees develop better communication skills, which are essential for building positive relationships with colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.
- Understand what microaggressions are.
- Acknowledge the effects of microaggressions have on employees and managers.
- Learn how to spot microaggressions.
- Learn the difference between ignorance, indirect discrimination and microaggressions.
- Challenging and addressing microaggressions in the workplace.
Why are Microaggressions Important to Address in the Workplace?
It’s important to remember microaggressions can take many forms, including but not limited to, derogatory comments, assumptions, and behaviours that communicate hostility, disrespect, or prejudice towards a person based on their protected characteristics. Because microaggressions are subtle, they often go unnoticed by the people who are unaffected by them, meaning those who are affected do not receive the support they need.
Microaggressions can create a hostile work environment and contribute to a culture of discrimination, which can negatively impact employee morale and productivity. Additionally, microaggressions can cause emotional harm to employees, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and even physical health problems.
Microaggressions Training FAQ
Microaggression Training helps you understand what microaggressions are, how and why they are used, and how to address them. This training will use real life examples of microaggressions in the workplace to help further your understanding of them and the damaging effects they can have as well as how to address microaggressions when employees raise these issues.
Microaggressions are a type of discrimination that due to their often subtle nature go unnoticed by the people they are not directed at and may even be brushed aside as being trivial when instances of microaggressions , meaning microaggressions are rarely treated with the same severity as more overt forms of discrimination.
However, for victims of microaggressions these types of behaviours are far from trivial and the often persistent nature of them will eventually take its toll. All forms of discrimination are unacceptable in the workplace and if microaggressions are not taken into account, you may be missing an factor in your efforts to combat discrimination in the workplace, and it could lead to legal problems down the line.
Are you and your team new to Microaggression Training? Take a look at our Foundation Race Awareness Training or our Diversity and Inclusion Foundation Training, for a beginners introduction to race awareness and diversity and inclusion, and create a base of knowledge about discrimination and workplace diversity from which to build upon.
If you and your company is looking for more specific diversity and inclusion training, you’re in the right place!
At Mission Diverse we offer a mix of training and consulting services that support a range of protected characteristics.
We also produce bespoke training and consulting programmes and workshops to meet the unique needs of your organisation.
Below we have detailed our other available training services. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, thats absolutely fine, just contact us and we’ll put together a bespoke diversity and inclusion training session for you.
Our other Training Services
Microaggressions Training can be delivered through various formats, including in-person workshops, virtual training sessions, webinars, or a combination of different methods. The mode of delivery depends on factors such as the geographical distribution of participants, organizational preferences, and the availability of technology.
- Interactive workshops.
- Focus group facilitation & analysis
- Group exercises.
- Lived experience learning.
- Open safe space discussions.
At Mission Diverse we believe in connecting companies with communities. Unlike some organisations, we are a non-profit company, who use the money you pay us for our training programmes, to reinvest in our Local Community Employability and Enterprise programmes.
Our employability and enterprise programmes provide education, mentoring and personal development training to people from underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. By doing this we hope to provide those from underrepresented communities with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter entrepreneurship and the workplace (…or maybe come and work in your company!).