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Microaggressions have been defined as ‘brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioural, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of colour’*.

Microaggressions are a serious problem in the workplace. Not only do they have far-reaching psychological consequences on underrepresented employees, their micro-messages promote cultures of exclusion and Othering and, thus, reproduce larger macro/structural inequality.


This course is aimed at employers and employees and all those interested in equality and inclusion in the workplace. Through the exploration of case studies, lived experience and clinical insight, the course will cover conceptualisations of microaggressions, their psychological, health and cultural impact, as well as both self-care and resistance strategies.


Upon completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and describe the different types of microaggressions
  • Assess their impact staff’ s well-being and experiences of the workplace
  • Link microaggression to meso and macro inequality
  • Use and apply practical strategies to mitigate adverse psychological, cultural and structural consequences


BITE SIZE courses are high-impact, topical and practical introductions to inequality, injustice and oppression related subjects, and should take no longer than two hours to complete.

Learners will have one month to complete the course.

The course comprises reading material, relevant videos, a presentation and references.


Non-members/public INTRODUCTORY PRICE £59.99 (early bird £39.99)

This course will be available FREE of access to Race Reflections Professional and Personal Development members ONLY. It is priced at £20.00 for all other Race Reflections Members. The course will be available from September 2020. We will start to take early bird bookings sometime in August.

To register your interest, email us ( or use the contact form below and we will let you know when registration opens