Microaggressions are brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages, whether intentional or unintentional, to certain individuals because of their group membership. Many microaggressions are so subtle that neither the target nor perpetrator may entirely understand what is happening. Research studies have found that the process of encountering microaggressions can be psychologically and physically draining, often leading to higher levels of stress, lower job satisfaction, hostile and invalidating work environment, and poor mental health outcomes. This session will help participants learn how to identify microaggressions, understand their impact, and respond appropriately when they occur.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
1) Identify microaggressions
2) Understand the harmful impact of microaggressions
3) Discuss strategies for responding to microaggressions at work and in everyday situation