Despite the widespread use of diversity training, research suggests that diversity training does not change biased behaviors. This paper explores the application of the CEEing model, which provides a novel perspective on the challenge of valuing diverse perspectives. The CEEing model, which stands for Coherent, Effortless Experiences, sheds light on the neurological processes that govern our perception and how we make sense of reality. Furthermore, it puts forth a point of view on the fundamental causes behind our innate struggle to truly value and embrace diverse perspectives. The study gathers data from leaders specializing in D&I to investigate the potential connections and distinctions between the CEEing model and current approaches to diversity training. The identified themes for further exploration suggest that the CEEing model may have the potential to enhance self-awareness and challenge the prevailing narrative of victimhood, particularly in relation to our lack of control over unconscious biases.

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Self-consciousness (Awareness); Discrimination

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Graziadio Business School



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Darren Good