Total Workshop Time: 90 minutes




Microaggressions have been defined as “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities.”  While they may not result in formal complaints or lawsuits, they do have consequences when it comes to morale, engagement, and retention.  This session will explore the concept of microaggressions and will help participants identify effective strategies to prevent and interrupt these indignities when they arise in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define microaggressions
  • Identify impacts of microaggressions
  • Identify specific language and actions that can be microaggressions
  • Practice strategies to interrupt microaggressions

Type of Information: Receiving data and practicing
Level of Interaction: Pair and table sharing
Extent of Practice: Scenarios and activities

Facilitated by: Emma Yackso, Virginia Center for Inclusive Cities, Community Programs Coordinator

Upcoming Classes

Workshop Classifications

Type: A La Carte

Level: Fundamental

Competency: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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