You’re so articulate.
Where are you really from?
You’re Asian, you must be good in math.
These kinds of comments or questions can sound harmless or even like compliments, but they actually carry a hidden message that hurts.
This award-winning course was produced in partnership with Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Columbia University, one of the leading researchers on the topic of microaggressions. Dr. Sue has written dozens of books and he generously gave us access to all of his work to create Disarming Microaggressions.
Dr Sue defines microaggressions as “the everyday slights, invalidations, and offensive behaviors that people of marginalized groups experience in their daily interactions with generally well-intentioned people who are unaware of their impact. Although any one microaggression may appear small, trivial, harmless or insignificant, they are constant and cumulative.”
“The gold standard of anti-bias training…”
Dr. Derald Wing Sue is one of the leading experts in the study of microaggressions . He has written dozens of books and papers. Joel Lesko worked with Dr. Sue for more than a year to create the Disarming Microaggressions course.
“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.
Teachers College, Columbia University
Author, Microaggressions in Everyday Life,
“Impactful Microaggressions eLearning course”
“I have been so impressed with the high quality work of SunShower Learning, particularly with the Microaggressions eLearning self-paced course. It is the most thorough and well produced course, and we plan on recommending it to our clients to supplement the workshops we facilitate.”
Founder and Lead Consultant
“The Disarming Microaggressions training was great! I appreciated that the content was accessible, well-paced, and interactive. My staff loved it and it helped develop a shared language”.
This is an activity in the eLearning course that shows the inner thoughts a bystander might have when considering whether to speak up or not. Disarming Microaggressions uses many scenarios, videos, activities and quizzes to give the learner a chance to think, feel and practice.
Disarming Microaggressions has won awards
The Disarming Microaggressions eLearning course was recognized with three Telly Awards. It won for excellence in Social Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, and Corporate Training.
Spanish (LATAM) & Canadian French versions
All text and activities are translated. Videos are captioned.
The Spanish language version of Disarming Microaggressions has all text translated and the videos are captioned. Desarmar las microagresiones con Dr. Derald Wing Sue
The Canadian French version of Disarming Microaggressions ggressions has all text translated and the videos are captioned. Désarmorcer les micro-agressions avec Dr. Derald Wing Sue
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- English and Spanish versions
The Disarming Microaggressions eLearning course was created using Articulate Storyline with utmost care for accessibility, user experience and accurate performance on all LMS platforms. As one reviewer mentioned, “I promise this is not an ad, just something I need to share because it is a gem of a course. I cannot say enough great things about an off the shelf course I recently took … If you’re looking for a course on Microaggressions definitely check out SunShower’s course on Disarming Microaggressions.” Read more here
Get a quote. Use the form to find out about licensing, pricing and the incredible support we provide once you’ve installed the course on your LMS. If you don’t have an internal LMS, we will host the course for you on the SunShower LMS.
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Your subscription to the Disarming Microaggressions Trainer’s Toolbox gives you access to all the materials so that you can conduct as many instructor-led training sessions as you like during your one-year subscription. You can utilize the link to stream the videos for your in-person or virtual sessions (on Teams or Zoom). Please note – only the facilitator will have access to this link — it cannot be accessed by individual learners.
The Trainer’s Toolbox provides all the materials needed to lead your course, including videos, slide deck and handouts. 24/7 access. No more lost DVDs or USBs. When you click “Subscribe now”, you’ll purchase the subscription and be enrolled. Then, you can send us a list of trainers to be enrolled. At the end of the one-year subscription, you’ll have the opportunity to subscribe for a new year, it is not automatic.
- Never lose a DVD or USB again
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- Train in-person or virtual
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- Create custom sessions
- Use any browser and OS
- Unlimited usage within subscription
And there’s a companion micro-learning course, too!
The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions
Give your employees the chance to engage and learn over the course of twenty-one days, or whenever they like in just a few minutes each time. The 21-Day Plan is a micro-learning course that includes 21 modules of 3 to 5 minutes each to help people develop new habits. Over the course of a few days or weeks, your learners can gain a deep understanding of why microaggressions are so harmful to individuals and damaging for the workplace culture about this award-winning micro-learning course here
FAQ: Training formats, technical details and licensing
What are microaggressions?
As Dr. Sue defines them, microaggressions are the everyday slights, insults, putdowns, invalidations, and offensive behaviors that people of marginalized groups experience in their daily interactions with generally well-intentioned people who are unaware of their impact. Disarming Microaggressions shows learners how comments or questions that might sound harmless or even like compliments, actually carry a hidden message that hurts. This course includes activities to identify the hidden messages and then practice how to speak up and interrupt a microaggression when it happens or afterwards.
Accessibility and language versions - Spanish (LATAM) + Canadian French
Disarming Microaggressions eLearning has been produced according to the highest standards of accessibility. Includes Audio Descriptions, captions, alt text descriptions, color contrast, tab order and many more features for digital accessibility. Our goal is to provide options and allow learners to interact with the course the way they prefer.
SunShower has also produced two language versions that are also truly accessible. The Spanish (Latin America) version, “Desarmar las microagresiones”, and the Canadian French version, “Désarmorcer les micro-agressions”. These are not just captioned, they are fully translated, videos are dubbed, host is voice-over, and even some cultural adjustments.
When you license the English version, we can provide a language version for a small upgrade price.
Are your online courses accessible?
In what formats is your training offered?
• Self-Paced Online Learning – asynchronous e-Learning course
• Trainer’s Toolbox – provides access to our videos, Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and handouts
• Interactive Live Webinars – SunShower experts deliver training in customized workshops on Zoom
What is Self-Paced Online Learning?
With a 1-year license, you can add this SCORM 1.2 course to your Learning Management System and offer it to your employees inside your own training ecosystem. You can train a handful of people or thousands. Select the level of usage you anticipate and purchase here, or book 20 minutes with Joel Lesko, SunShower’s Producer/President, to craft a custom license.
What is the Trainer’s Toolbox and how does it work?
Your subscription includes full access to the videos as well as a downloadable Leader’s Guide, PowerPoint files and PDF handouts. And, pricing is flexible, based on team size: small (1-5 facilitators), medium (6-14 facilitators) or large (15-29 facilitators). Upon subscribing, you’ll receive an email from our website with the link and login credentials.