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Addressing Microaggressions


This training aims to highlight the profound impact of microaggressions on individuals, teams, and organizations, underscoring the long-term costs for workplaces. Participants will explore a strategic approach, learning when to employ advanced microintervention skills based on their roles and relationships. Additionally, the training delves into the barriers hindering the application of these skills, providing actionable steps to address and overcome these obstacles proactively.

Training Details & Format Options
  • 2 Hours  (Available in Modules)

  • Live Virtual or In-Person Session

  • Unlimited Participants

Learning Objectives
  • Communicate how microaggressions impact individuals, teams, and organizations, and recognize the long-term costs for workplaces.

  • Synthesize a strategy for applying advanced microintervention skills based on your role and relationships.

  • Practice utilizing microaggression skills.

  • Analyze barriers to using skills for addressing microaggressions and identify steps to overcome them.

Skills & Core Concepts Addressed
  • Understanding Our Stories

  • Microaggressions

  • Microintervention Skills for Everyone

  • Microintervention Skills Based on Role

Why this? Why now?

Even as we make strides in DEI, microaggressions may persist. Knowing how to respond to or identify them is challenging. Unaddressed, these microaggressions create distance and disconnection, weakening team synergy, fostering disengagement, and creating unsafe workplaces. Reflecting on our stories enhances our understanding of differences and similarities. It helps us recognize the impact of our behaviors on each other and guides us in strengthening engagement and repairing relationships during tense moments.

What is Artesian Collaborative’s approach to this issue?

While many trainings focus on 'what not to do,' few delve into the nuances of real human interactions. Speaking up against microaggressions feels risky, and this training not only equips with practical skills for doing so but also explores the emotions involved and how to adapt communication in these situations.

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 microaggression (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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