SMPS Chicago November Program: Unintentional Bias and Microaggressions, Freeing the Human Potential

November 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

It is easy to spot overt racism and discrimination, as seen by the country's most recent racial tensions. However, some prejudices are quieter, more subtle, and more challenging to identify and address. At times, we might think, "Am I overreacting?" "Did she/he say what I think she/he said?" or "Should I let that comment slide, or address it?"

Described as "death by a thousand cuts," microaggressions do not just hurt our feelings; they can have long-lasting impacts that leave an impression on us for a lifetime. Regardless of your industry or what role you play, unmasking microaggressions can help us foster mutual respect and a better understanding of the social identities we all possess.

Please join us as we delve into this hour-long session on this crucial topic that will stimulate dialogue and self-reflection to cultivate a more harmonious society.

#microaggressions #unintentionalbias

Key Learning Objectives

  • The impacts of microaggressions
  • Discover techniques to minimize the occurrence of microaggressions
  • Learn practical strategies to help identify microaggressions and actions one can take to stop them
  • Outcomes associated with the experience of microaggressions

About Our Speaker

Mitch Brown is a Sr. Consultant & Master Facilitator at the Kaleidoscope Group, a full-service diversity & inclusion consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. Leveraging nearly a decade of management consulting experience, in his role Brown leads clients with workforce and workplace strategies to create transformation in their organization. Brown has significant experience working with learning & development leaders on developing educational content to enhance the skills and behaviors needed to sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. This includes but not limited to: strategic educational roadmaps, designing course content, and facilitating workshops/trainings for employees. Brown holds a B.S. from Hampton University and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Management. Brown currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

The first 20 people to register will receive a customized gift box that speaks specifically to November’s program topic.

How to Join the Program

The morning of the program you will be emailed instructions for joining the program via Zoom.

  • Please make sure to add SMPS Chicago emails to your approved senders list and verify your email with SMPS Chicago.


A recording of this session will be emailed following the live stream.

CPSM CEU Credits: 1.0

This is a Programs event.


$20.00 SMPS Members

$30.00 Non-members

$20.00 Out of State SMPS Members