Microaggressions and Subtle Acts of Exclusion Training

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Microaggressions Training Course Overview

Discrimination in the workplace goes beyond overt, intentional acts of discrimination. Even if we don't mean to offend others, our words or actions can sometimes communicate bias and make others feel excluded. These subtle acts of exclusion, whether intentional or unintentional, are often referred to as "microaggressions" and can have a negative impact in the workplace.

In this course, you will learn:

    • What are microaggressions
    • How to identify common examples of microaggressions
    • How to avoid committing microaggressions
    • How to respond if you experience or witness a microaggression

Who Should Take Microaggressions Training?

Microaggressions are defined as everyday verbal and non-verbal exchanges that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to others based upon some aspect of their identity. These messages may be explicit, such as name-calling, or they may be more subtle, such as backhanded compliments. They can also simply be exchanges that invalidate the experiences of members of minority groups. Microaggressions can be based on a person's race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other personal characteristics.

To promote a positive and productive workplace, we must all strive to avoid workplace discrimination. In addition to Clear Law Institute's Harassment Prevention training, Unconscious Bias training, and Bystander Intervention training, this Microaggressions and Subtle Acts of Exclusion training teaches your entire workforce how to avoid committing microaggressions and how to respond to microaggressions the employee may experience or witness. 


Microaggressions Course Content

What Are Microaggressions?
  • Definition
  • Unintentional
  • Effects
Examples of Microaggressions
  • Gender Identity
  • Race
  • National Origin
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Hairstyles
  • Religion
  • Sex Discrimination
Avoiding and Responding to Microaggressions
  • Implicit Biases
  • Bystander Intervention
  • If You Commit a Microaggression
  • Reporting and Retaliation
Accessible to Users with Disabilities

When providing online compliance training, many employers unknowingly violate the Americans with Disabilties Act because their training is not fully accessible to users with disabilities. The EEOC has sued several employers in recent years for not providing accessible training. In 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice issued “Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act” and noted its renewed focus on suing companies for violating this guidance.

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Customized Content

Standard Customizations

We can include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and an introductory message from a senior official in your organization.

Advanced Customizations Available

Clear Law Institute can customize the course further to meet your organization’s training needs. We can even have scenarios take place in your workplace environment.

Policy Review & Acknowledgement

Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your organization's relevant policies, which is included in the training.
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Course Administration

Access on All Devices and Bookmarking

Training progress is synced across all devices: computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Users can start the online training on one device and finish on another. The course does not have to be completed in one sitting: when a user returns, the course will resume where they left off.

Course Administration

We make delivering the course to your employees effortless. We will either:
  • Notify your employees of the need to take the course and send you periodic reports on who has completed the course;
  • Train you in 10 minutes to administer our robust but user-friendly Learning Management System (LMS);
  • Load the course onto your LMS and fully test it to ensure there are no problems. We have experience delivering the training to millions of users on a variety of Learning Management Systems.

Tier 1 Technical Support Provided

You should not have to become a computer support specialist to roll out a harassment course to your employees. Unlike many online course providers, we provide technical support to your employees at no additional cost for all of our training courses. If any employee has a problem with the course, they will call us, not you.
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