Everyday Microaggressions at Work
- 1 hr1 hour
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Microaggressions are subtle but offensive comments or actions directed at someone in a marginalized group, they are often unintentional or unconsciously reinforcing a stereotype. Many times microaggressions are fueled by unconscious bias. WTI expert facilitators use this understanding as a basis for our "Everyday Microaggressions at Work" session which is inspired by the groundbreaking work of Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology at Columbia University's Graduate School of Education. As with unconscious biases, microaggressions begin with making spontaneous judgments about people or situations based on the “observers” impressions of another’s identity, past experiences, culture, or background. During this interactive session, WTI facilitators present an introduction to the concept of microaggressions, classify the various types of microaggressions, and offer solutions for mitigating microaggressions at the individual, group, and company levels. These sessions can be customized to resonate with people in the United States as well as APAC and EMEA regions. During these learning journeys, our DEI experts also explore the psychological effects of microaggressions on both the perpetrators and the targets via candid conversations and video storytelling. The exclusive WTI video content is designed to help attendees realize the impact of microaggressions on a human-to-human level. The session consists of small breakout room engagements and discussions that challenge attendees to normalize conversations about these subtle acts of exclusion. *Sessions vary in length depending upon client needs, please schedule a consultation to discuss the ideal session length for your team.
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