Recognizing and Addressing Discrimination: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by James McKim, Managing Partner, Organizational Ignition

Session Description:

Are you aware that 100% of people are biased but most do not know it? Would you recognize a microaggression when you see it? Do you understand the impact of microaggressions on your organization? Do you understand whether your workplace environment is welcoming to diverse people? If you answered NO to any of these questions or just want to brush up on the topics, this session is for you! Come participate in an interactive session that takes you through how our biases lead to microaggressions, organizational policies, and culture that is, at best, unwelcoming and at worse, illegal.

Session Goals:

By the end of this session, participants will have learned how to:

  • understand what unconscious implicit bias is and how it impacts performance
  • interpret types of microaggressions and their impact to your organization
  • begin to analyze the “welcomeness” of your workplace for diverse employees



James Mckim is an author, consultant, facilitator, speaker, and advisor working with both private sector and public sector entities internationally in many industries to spark efficiency and growth through aligning people, process, and technology.

He currently serves on several Boards playing leading roles such as Chair of the NH PBS Finance Committee, Chair of the Episcopal Church’s National Executive Council Committee Anti-Racism, and President of the Manchester NAACP.