The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions Wins Two More Awards

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The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) has recognized The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions as a 2022 Davey Awards Silver Winner in the category of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Daveys are an international award competition focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small shops from around the world. Winning entries for the Davey Awards are selected by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising and marketing firms. 

The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions has also been recognized as a 2022 Arcturus Winner by the VEGA Digital Awards, an international competition that honors excellence in the planning and execution of digital communications. The Vega Digital Awards highlight the vital role of digital pioneers in an ever-changing digital landscape.  Entries are judged by International Awards Associates’ panel of internationally-recognized creative professionals, who select winners based on rigorous standards of excellence.

It’s a true honor to have our unique course recognized by these organizations.

Learn more about the award-winning course

The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions is an eLearning course that includes 21 modules of 3 to 5 minutes each to help people develop new habits. We designed the course to include relatable workplace and personal scenarios, as well as exercises and reflection questions, to help people understand what a microaggression is, learn how to decode the hidden message and begin to practice skills to disarm microaggressions when they occur or afterwards. Over the course of a few days or weeks, your learners will gain a deep understanding of why microaggressions are so harmful to individuals and so damaging for the workplace culture.

The new eLearning course emphasizes that everyone is at risk of saying or doing something offensive because we all have biases that are outside of our conscious awareness. So, even well-intentioned people can say something that turns into an unintentional expression of bias.

“The goal of the training is to help people learn how to speak up for respect in a non-shaming and non-blaming way,” says Joel Lesko, SunShower Learning’s President. “If your goal is to create a more inclusive workplace where people feel like they belong, one of the action steps to make that happen is to educate people about the impact they can have, regardless of their good intentions.”

The 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions is based on the work of leading researcher Dr. Derald Wing Sue, one of the leading experts in the study of microaggressions and a pioneer in the field of multicultural education. Dr. Sue is the author of many books and articles and is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University.

The course is the latest presentation of Dr. Sue’s microintervention strategies – the comeback, disarming the microaggression and educating the offender.  

We take great pride in Dr. Sue’s affirmation: “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.”

Read more about the 21-Day Plan for Disarming Microaggressions here. 

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