Explores the impact of micro-aggressions on our interactions with others and increases our awareness of strategies to manage and reduce micro-aggressions.
“a small act or remark that makes someone feel insulted or treated badly because of their race, sex, etc., even though the insult, etc. may not have been intended, and that can combine with other similar acts or remarks over time to cause emotional harm”
Micro-aggressions are an example of subtle, indirect discrimination against a marginalised group. They are small acts of prejudice which expose the speaker’s biases and can have negative repercussions on the lives of the recipients.
Micro-aggressions may not feel significant at the time. They are commonplace interactions that can’t always be readily identified as prejudice. This ambiguity puts the person who is on the receiving end of micro-aggressions in a tricky position, speaking out may be perceived as 'overreacting'. Feelings of powerlessness can result. This sense of powerlessness can be compounded in the workplace where speaking out may hurt one's reputation.
This course helps delegates to understand what micro-aggressions are and what causes them to occur. They can then appreciate the impact micro-aggressions have on our interactions with others and recognise the benefits of learning strategies which can manage and reduce micro-aggressions.
This short 2-hour course encourages delegates to learn about micro-aggressions and what causes them to occur, explore their impact on our interactions with others and increase our awareness of strategies to manage and reduce them.
- What are micro-aggressions and why do they occur?
- The complexity of micro-aggressions and how they can reinforce inequality
- Becoming aware of how micro-aggressions affect our interactions with others including ways they can be countered
- Experiences of micro-aggressions and looking at examples which might have caused them to occur
- Methods for mitigating micro-aggressions on individual and organisational levels
Trainer: Dr Karla Benske
Karla is a corporate trainer and coach with 15 years experience during which time she specialised in Widening Participation, Recognition of Prior Learning, Unconscious Bias and Equality & Diversity. She holds certificates in Professional Coaching Practice, in Professional Team Coaching Practice and in Professional Executive Coaching Practice. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and as such adheres to their Code of Ethics.
Delegate feedback after attending training delivered by Karla:
“Beneficial to how we react and interact with colleagues and listen/reflect more sympathetically"
"This has been a positive reminder on how my behaviour can be perceived by others"
"Informative and well presented"
"Enjoyable, informative, good mix of tools (discussion, videos etc)"
"Interesting, informative and well presented"
"Thought-provoking and clear in actions to follow up"
For over 20 years In Equilibrium have been delivering cutting edge training and consultancy to organisations throughout the UK. We specialise in practical, evidence-based training aimed at developing resilience, minimising the risk of stress and enhancing well-being in the workplace. Both our in-house and open courses are delivered by experienced trainers who are subject experts within their field and deliver their training with enthusiasm and sensitivity, a combination delegate feedback confirms is appreciated.
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