About the Course

"Sure, but where are you from? No, I mean where are you really, really from?"

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.


BITE SIZE courses are high-impact, topical and practical introductions to inequality, injustice and oppression related subjects.

The course comprises reading material, relevant videos, and reflective exercises.

Learning Objectives

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, you will learn to:

  • Understand and describe the different types of microaggressions

  • Assess their impact on staff’s well-being and experiences of the workplace

  • Use and apply practical strategies to mitigate adverse psychological, cultural and structural consequences

Course curriculum

    1. Thank you for joining our course!

    1. Definitions

    2. Microaggressions at Work and in Education

    3. Reflection Point

    1. Impact of microaggressions

    2. In the Workplace

    3. Reflection Point

    1. Micro-resistance: strategies to resist microaggressions

    2. Microaggressions and allyship

    3. Reflection and Action

About this course

  • £69.00
  • 10 lessons
  • Reflective prompts

Learn how to manage microaggressions at work