CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace, is bringing the “Check Your Blind Spots” college campus tour to Bentley University.
The tour is visiting college campuses across the country to expose students to their unconscious biases and empower them to take part in diversity and inclusion conversations both in their communities and with their future employers. Unconscious bias – triggered by our subconscious mind’s cognitive shortcuts – happens without us even knowing it.
While young people, including college students, are growing up in an increasingly diverse nation and may feel they are open to diversity and inclusive of all people, they too have unconscious biases or blind spots. That’s because unconscious bias exists in all of us – it’s how we manage that subconscious impulse that makes us inclusive and accepting people.
At each tour stop, students will be taken through a video experience, overhearing unexpected conversations that happen in the real world and reveal society’s biases – and ultimately, their own. This experience will equip students with the knowledge and resources needed to help address preexisting biases and better understand their role in advancing diversity and inclusion.