Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme: Course 3

Noticing and Challenging Microaggressions

Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme: Course 3

Harness your inclusive leadership skills to notice and challenge microaggressions in any healthcare organisation.

Duration: 4 weeks
Weekly study: 2 hours a week, 8 hours total.

Part of the NHS Leadership Academy’s Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme.

What will this course cover?

Challenge microaggressions in the workplace and practise inclusive leadership

Microaggressions are everyday actions or behaviour that communicate hostile, offensive, or disrespectful messages towards a person or group based on an aspect of their identity.

On this four-week course from the London Race Strategy Team and the NHS Leadership Academy, you’ll learn what microaggressions look like, and what you can do to challenge them in any healthcare facility.

Understand microaggressions and their consequences for individuals, teams, and organisations

Microaggressions are subtle and can often be overlooked. Nonetheless, they have severe consequences for the emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing of individuals affected.

You’ll start by learning how to identify microaggressions, before exploring the impact they have on individuals and organisations.

Develop a toolkit for dealing with microaggressions at work

Once you know how to spot a microaggression, you’ll gain the skills you need to challenge it.

Applying theories of inclusion and allyship, you’ll take away key action items that you can implement in your own workplace.

Train with leaders in equality, diversity, and inclusion

Your guides on this course are a team of experts from the London Race Strategy Team and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. They’ll present concrete examples of microaggressions in healthcare contexts, focusing specifically on race, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Learning from these examples, you’ll discover what it means to create an equal and inclusive working environment.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone involved in healthcare facility leadership, from supervisors to managers, who is interested in cultivating equality and diversity in the workplace.

As the third in a series of training sessions on equality, diversity and inclusion in medical services, it will help you develop core inclusive leadership skills.

We recommend that people complete Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme: Course 1 and Creating a Psychological Contract for a More Inclusive Workplace: Course 2 before undertaking this course.

Developed in partnership

This course is a partnership between the NHS Leadership Academy and the London Race Strategy team.

NHS Leadership Academy’s purpose is to help people discover and fulfil their leadership potential to deliver outstanding health and care.

London’s Workforce Race Strategy team recognise the challenge and complexity involved in addressing race inequality. They work across London’s NHS to make a significant and tangible difference to the experiences of its BME workforce.

For non-UK applicants or if you are not eligible for free access please enrol through FutureLearn.

Find out more about other courses in the Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme suite.