Microaggressions: Harmful speech or free speech?
Stacey A. Gordon is CEO of Rework Work which provides a 360-degree view to reworking what doesn't work about work. As a diversity consultant with recruiting expertise, she is at the helm of an organization focused on changing the way companies recruit, hire and engage women and professionals of color. Rework Work offers educational workshops, leadership development and recruiting resources to help companies with their ‘pipeline’ problem. Stacey is a member of Forbes Coaching Council and an Advisory Board Member and mentors to UCLA Extension Coding Bootcamp.
She earned an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business & Management, is an Adjunct Professor teaching Diversity in Organizations at Phillips Graduate University, the author of a book titled The Successful Interview: 99 Questions to Ask and Answer (and Some You Shouldn't) as well as four LinkedIn e-learning courses titled Recruiting for Diversity, Awareness of Unconscious Bias, Making a Career Change and Writing a Resume, which have been viewed more than 500,000 times.
Everyone is working hard to create cohesive work teams and if you have ever been tasked with ensuring the success of a project or left wondering why your team just couldn’t seem to work together, you know that when people have to work together, challenges can occur.
We’ve all done it... we’ve inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings or insulted them without thinking. But is that really a microaggression? Microaggressions have made their way into the mainstream lexicon as a way to describe subtle discrimination, but the term was coined in 1970 and has been around far longer than many of us imagined. In this webinar, we’ll discuss why the term has recently been associated with the curtailing of free speech and dismissed as the result of far too much political correctness. We’ll also discuss what a microaggression is, how to determine if you’ve committed one and how to prevent them at work.
Getting a handle on microaggressions can help you become a trusted team leader and a go-to resource within your organization.
- Define a microaggression
- Discuss how to determine if you’re the perpetrator of a microaggression
- Strategies for reducing their occurrence at work
Who Should Attend
- General audience
- ERG leaders