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Advance Diversity Awareness with a Personal Survey on Identity and Inclusion

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Advance Diversity Awareness with a Personal Survey on Identity and Inclusion
By Brittany Nelson · January 22, 2019 According to AACSB International - a global organization with the goal of advancing innovation in business education -  diversity management is an essential skill for students who wish to become successful leaders in the 21st century. But Dr. Oscar Holmes IV says that many business schools have yet to fully integrate it into their curriculum.

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Oscar Holmes - PhD Rutgers School

"It’s hard to have a conversation about systemic injustices.  One, [diversity-related topics] are hard to approach,  and two, some people think they already know everything about diversity."

Oscar Holmes - PhD Rutgers School

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Advance Diversity Awareness for thoughtful leaders.

Advance Diversity Awareness for thoughtful leaders.

Challenge: Expose Biases too hidden to be seen.

Innovation: An identity survey with easily visible results.

Lesson: More than one social identity is examined at the same time and allows becoming aware of issues related to diversity and privilege.

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How to bring the Identity survey to life

  • Do not overestimate your own competency. Life experience alone is not enough to become a diversity expert.
  • Broaden students’ perspective on privilege. A broad spectrum of topics that can reveal differences.
  • Demonstrate authenticity — and grace. Making cultural faux pas is an opportunity for teaching and showing grace.

  • Focus on solutions.  Awareness encourages motivation toward solutions.

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