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EI Training Impact on Microaggressions

Can Emotional Intelligence Training Help Microaggressions? article published by Training Magazine


Dr. LaTonya Jackson explains how emotional intelligence training helps leaders acknowledge and overcome their own biases before holding others accountable.


BELLEVUE, Was – June 29, 2022 - Training Magazine has recently published on its website a piece authored by Media Partners’ VP of Services & Operations, LaTonya Jackson Ed.D. Training Magazine is a 55-year-old professional development magazine that advocates training and workforce development as a business tool. Their website averages over 40,000 unique monthly visits. Training Magazine’s publishing of this online article further establishes Media Partners as a thought leader in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).


In the Can Emotional Intelligence Training Help Microaggressions article, LaTonya explains how training in emotional intelligence (EQ) can enable a leader to fulfill their innate responsibility to: 

  • Oversee emotional health in themselves and their team members
  • Create an environment focused on physical and psychological safety

The article also discusses how an emerging measurement called Diversity Intelligence (DQ) can be used alongside emotional intelligence to help leaders navigate and influence the unique needs of individual team members, particularly those in protected classes. 


Takeaways from the post include these four tips for leaders: 

1. Practice Self-Awareness - awareness is the first step toward behavioral change.
2. Listen to Your People - leaders who listen with intention create a culture of care.
3. Assess Leader Diversity Intelligence - gain skills on how to lead diverse groups effectively.
4. Introduce Behavior-Based Training - seek courses that build awareness and teach easy-to-apply methods for preventing bias and microaggressions.
5. Encourage Cultural Accountability - regularly assess organizational culture and find ways to hold one another accountable for behavioral change.


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LaTonya Jackson, Ed.D.  co-authored the book 5 Blinders to Seeing Color, and -- as a thought leader in DEI -- is driven to develop a more equitable, inclusive world. In her work at Media Partners, she helps the organization achieve its mission to improve workplace culture and help organizations drive positive change. 


Media Partners provides a variety of soft skills and compliance training solutions anchored by award-winning and thought- provoking training content such as Unintentional Still Hurts: Overcoming Unconscious Bias and How Was Your Day? Getting Real about Bias, Inclusion, Harassment and Bullying


The Can Emotional Intelligence Training Help Microaggressions? post is among many tools and resources created by Media Partners to help organizations in the DEI training area. 


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