The implicit cultures of conformity that pervade our social groups, schools, and workplaces, our desire to succeed, our primal need to belong, and the constant fight for our attention, is disconnecting us from our judgement, and stripping us and the organizations we work in, of our ability to act with humanity and integrity. Police Forces, Car Manufacturers, Charities, Banks, and Healthcare, no person or organisation is immune.
Real-life is the messy space between the adverts, our life plans, neat organization charts, mission statements, vision & values posters, and seven-point plans for change. It is the space in which reality occurs, where our true values are exposed. Who hasn't faced the moral dilemma of choosing between turning a blind eye to something we might think is not right, or being a bit brave, asking the awkward questions, speaking up, stepping in, standing out, and making ourselves unpopular by being true to our better self and our conscience?
This unique course reveals the enormous impact wilful blindness has on all our lives. You will learn about it firsthand from Tom Bell, an author, speaker, ethics consultant, justice campaigner, and former whistleblower. You will begin to understand how prevalent wilful blindness is, how it comes to be, and how you can identify and address the challenges it creates. Tom has spent many years seeking justice for his sister Alison. As your guide on this journey, he has a wealth of lived experience as well as expertise and insight gained at all levels from public, private, and voluntary organizations. You will gain knowledge, practical tools, and techniques, to identify and address wilful blindness. You will start to understand the inbuilt biases that drive our behaviors in the groups we belong to. And you will begin to get comfortable with your own and others' fallibility.