I Didn’t Mean That!: Understanding Microaggressions

A CCBD Course

About this Course

You may have heard this term before, but do you know what a microaggression is? Do you recognize one when it occurs? More importantly, do you have the tools to counter microaggressions when you witness or experience them? Microaggressions negatively impact members of minoritized groups and ultimately erodes safety and trust in your organization. This course will help you define and identify microaggressions, as well as provide practical ways to counter and avoid them.

Course Outline

Impact & Implication

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. What are Microaggressions?
  3. Three Types of Microaggressions
  4. Responding to Microaggressions
  5. Avoiding and Preventing Microaggressions
  6. Implementation

Themes of Messages of Microaggressions

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. What are Themes and Messages?
  3. Themes associated with Microinsults
  4. Themes associated with Microinvalidations
  5. Implementation

Environmental & Systemic Microaggressions

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. What are Macroaggressions?
  3. Macroaggressions in Policies and Practices
  4. Macroaggressions in Symbols and Artifacts
  5. Addressing Macroaggressions
  6. Implementation


3-part series
Available for 45 days
Digital worksheets
Earn a Certificate

A certificate is presented at the conclusion of this course


There is a version of this course that comes bundled with a facilitated session!

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3 hours


All of our courses are non-refundable but are transferable.