The 21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions

A micro learning course with 21 modules of 3-5 minutes each.

What are microaggressions? It’s a term that’s been around since the 70’s, but what are they and what is the impact on people who’ve been the target of a microaggression? How can you speak up as a bystander or ally? And if you’ve said something offensive, how can you recover and rebuild trust?

SunShower is excited to announce that this course is based on Dr. Derald Wing Sue’s work. Dr. Sue is the author of hundreds of articles and many books on microaggressions, including Microaggressions in Everyday Life and Microintervention Strategies.

The 21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions shows learners how comments or questions that might sound harmless or even like compliments, actually carry a hidden message that hurts. The course includes activities to identify the hidden messages and then practice for how to speak up and interrupt a microaggression when it happens or afterwards.

“Joel Lesko and SunShower Learning have produced the gold standard of anti-bias training that will have a lasting and beneficial impact in business, industry and education. If equity, diversity and inclusion are important goals for your organization, community and the nation, then this interactive training video will teach employers and employees concrete skills to confront and disarm microaggressions (bias and bigotry). The training teaches targets, allies and bystanders specific actions that involve making the ‘invisible’ visible, disarming microaggressions, and educating offenders. It is filled with real-life examples of harmful microaggressions, along with tested intervention actions that can be taken to create norms that reinforce an inclusive, respectful, and welcoming environment.”

Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D.
Author, Microaggressions in Everyday Life, Microintervention Strategies

21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions is Available:

21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions is also Available in these Language Versions:

  • Desarmar las microagresiones (Spanish)
  • Désarmorcer les micro-agressions (Canadien français)


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The 21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions

Online e-Learning Course

  • Individual, self-paced learning with activities and knowledge checks
  • SCORM 1.2. Install on your LMS or use our LMS
  • Fully translated versions in Spanish and French Canadian

The 21 Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions
A microlearning course with 21 modules of 3-5 minutes each.

Are you looking for ways to start new habits that promote inclusion, psychological safety, and well-being for all your employees? Learn what microaggressions are, why they’re harmful to your employees and destructive to your workplace culture.

The 21 Day Plan is based on the work of leading researcher, Dr. Derald Wing Sue. This microlearning course teaches skills that you can practice to interrupt microaggressions as they happen or afterwards. And for people who’ve said something, you’ll learn how to recover and rebuild trust.

• Understand what microaggressions are, the hidden messages they carry, and why they are harmful.
•  Gain new skills to practice interrupt, counteract and prevent microaggressions from happening.
•  21 micro-learning modules help learners form new habits to promote inclusion.
•  Understand that disarming microaggressions is an ongoing process and requires awareness and vigilance.

The 21 Day Plan will help your organizations create a learning journey packed with skills to give your employees the basis for forming new, more inclusive habits.

Each day includes a short video, activity, and reflection question, plus a downloadable Journal for capturing your thoughts and plans. In just 3-5 minutes each day, the course provides short pieces of content, so that the learner can gain skills and be supported day-by-day as they begin to practice the skills. This is the beauty of a microlearning course – it enhances learning, performance and the development of new habits on the go, at the learners own pace. The 21 Day Plan is a SCORM 1.2 course that can be installed on your LMS or accessed on ours. 

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Demo an e-Learning course, tell us your needs and goals, or make a plan for your DEI Learning Journey – when you book a meeting, we’ll give you free access to an e-Learning course as pre-work for up to 20 people (a value of up to $450).