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Recognizing & Dealing with Microaggressions in the Workplace

Thursday, May 20th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Brandon University

Free

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THIS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO BU FACULTY & STAFF

SPACE IS LIMITED

Microaggressions are actions or statements that involve discrimination against people from marginalized groups. These actions are often indirect or subtle, and may be unintentional or even well-intentioned: regardless, they are experienced as painful, demeaning and contribute to creating a toxic work environment for the people who experience them.

In this three hour, interactive zoom training, taught by Delia Joseph and Karen Ridd, participants will learn how to identify, reduce and address microaggressions. Participants will be given a small amount of ‘homework’ to do prior to the session, as well as a training manual for use during and after the session, including follow-up resources. Trainers will make use of current research in the field, brief videos and personal reflections in creating a safe and engaging learning environment.

Goals of the Training

  • Recognize Microaggressions and their impact
  • Identify common Microaggressions
  • Understand the concept of “Implicit Bias” and identify our own biases
  • Gain tools for dealing with Microaggressions
    • As a bystander
    • As a “target”
    • As the one doing the Microaggression

This workshop is for you if you are willing to:

  • Have an open mind
  • Look candidly at yourself
  • Be willing to admit “hey – I don’t understand this”
  • Be willing to learn, listen and share
  • Engage in the work of making the world a more equitable place for all

Facilitators:

Delia Joseph, Mediator (MB Human Rights Commission), Certified Life Coach and Healing Facilitator.

Karen Ridd, Mediator (Resolution Services), Assistant Teaching Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College at the University of Winnipeg & Associate (Training for Change)

Accessibility Considerations?
If you have any accessibility needs or questions, please contact Erica at browne@brandonu.ca or (204) 727-7494.

To Register:
Enter the # 1 in the field below.  You will be prompted to enter your name and email address.  An automated confirmation will be sent to your inbox. An Outlook calendar invitation will be sent 2 -3 days following your RSVP, providing a Zoom link to join the workshop.

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Details

Date:
Thursday, May 20th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Learning and Development
Phone:
204-727-7494
Email:
browne@brandonu.ca
Website:
www.brandonu.ca/ld

Venue

Brandon University
270 18th Street
Brandon, MB
Website:
https://www.brandonu.ca/