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Microaggressions are defined as a form of discrimination in which small-scale, everyday verbal and nonverbal behaviors demean other social groups or individual members of those groups (Sue, 2010). In this training, NTIRE trainers will address the following questions: 

  • What are microaggressions?

  • What do they look like in the real world at the implicit and explicit levels?

  • What are the various forms of microaggressions?

  • How can you respond to as a target or ally when microaggressions occur?

Allies are people who themselves are not targets of bias but who are motivated to combat social injustice actively and to support stigmatized targets, which includes confronting prejudice when it occurs (Brown & Ostrove, 2013; Ashburn-Nardo, 2018). Allies can be slightly to highly effective in confronting bias in partnership with, or on behalf of, the target of bias. Allyship occurs in various forms and can be provided by individuals within the target’s group as well as out-group members. Further, organizations can serve as allies by leveraging their social and financial resources. This training addresses the following topics:  

  • Allyship defined

  • Ingroup allyship: support from individuals within one’s racial/ethnic group

  • Minority allyship: support from individuals from other racial/ethnic minority groups

  • Majority allyship: support form individuals from the majority group (e.g., White Americans in the U.S.)

  • Characteristics of an effective ally

  • Factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of allies confronting bias

  • Techniques for ally confrontation of bias


  • Innovative, engaging, humorous, and motivational delivery of content

  • Highly interactive and introspective exercises

  • The use of compelling videos, images, and other media

  • An overview of national, industry-specific data disaggregated by race, gender, and other demographics

  • A discussion of microaggressions and allyship from the target’s perspective

  • Anonymous audience polling and display of results in real-time. Responses are used as a basis for discussing sensitive topics and to allow participants to see how their attitudes or experiences compare to others. These results are saved as graphs and provided to the organizers.



  • In-person 1.5 - 3 hours; audience size is flexible​

  • Live Webinar: 1.5 - 3 hours; up to 10,000 participants per session​



  • Microaggressions and Allyship training is strongly recommended for law enforcement, education, judiciary, corporate, non-profits, philanthropy, community, city/county government, and healthcare organizations as well as other entities in which bias has been shown to significant impact important life outcomes for large groups of citizens.

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