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Addressing Microaggressions

Training Details & Format Options
  • 2 Hours  

  • Virtual or In-Person

  • Unlimited Participants

Learning Objective

By the end of this training, participants will be able to recognize microaggressions and intervene in ways that feel safe and supportive.

Skills & Core Concepts Addressed
  • Acknowledging Bias

  • Intervention Skills

  • Bias Harm Reduction

  • Self-Reflection

Why this? Why now?

Even once we’ve made progress in DEI, we know that microaggressions will likely still happen. So, what do we do? It can be difficult to know how to respond or even to recognize when a microaggression has occurred. If left unaddressed, the ongoing impact of microaggressions leads to distance and disconnection. This can weaken the synergy of any team, leading to disengagement and unsafe workplaces. 

What is Artesian Collaborative’s approach to this issue?

Many trainings provide good suggestions of ‘what not to do’ but rarely discuss the nuance of real human interactions. It feels risky to speak up when we notice microaggressions. While this training does provide practical skills on how to speak up, it also explores a deeper understanding of the emotions involved when a microaggression occurs, and how to shift our communication in these situations.

How will this training help my team grow?

Acknowledging bias and developing intervention skills ensures that everyone feels safe, heard, and supported within the workplace. Our therapists will help your team learn how to practice mindful awareness and self-reflection when microaggressions occur. Continuous reflection on our stories provides us with a strong understanding of our differences and similarities. This form of engagement allows us to recognize how our behaviors affect one another as well as how to strengthen engagement and mend relationships when tensions arise.

Participant Feedback

“This training was helpful because everyone's feelings were validated. It gave space to think about the options of each party involved in a microaggression and how your decisions might impact the situation. I had not thought in depth about the impact speaking or not speaking up.”

“The trainer’s response to the different roles of the microagression (agressor and aggressed ), were tailored to their specific circumstance. This was validating. I am seeing how these trainings plant seeds for further growth and change down the road.”

Our Training Team

As trained mental health professionals, our passion is to help people navigate pain and turn it into growth. Many corporate training programs are great at helping us address the symptoms of tension and conflict, but rarely get to the root of why we feel and act the way that we do. At Artesian Collaborative we believe that tension, conflict and discomfort are not merely problems to be solved. They are opportunities that, when used correctly, can transform our organizations, our relationships and ourselves.

As we train your team our primary goals are to:


  • Help your organization build a culture that supports psychological and emotional health.

  • Guide your team through tension and conflict in a way that builds understanding of themselves and others.

  • Facilitate interactive and interpersonal workshops that help teams experience positive interactions in the moment that can serve as a model for healthy organizational culture.

Sunitha Chandy Psy.D.

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