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Forum Event – Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith Skills to Engage Difference

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

$30

When: May 6, 2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
Where: Online/Video Conference
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices

Presenters: Megan Hughes Johnson, Interfaith Youth Core  |  Jenan Mohajir, Interfaith Youth Core

Religious diversity is an incredibly important part of American public life. Controversies regarding religion and business are regularly in both the press and the courts and more Americans say that they encounter religious diversity at work than in any other sphere of their life (PRRI, 2019). However, religion is often left out of the corporate diversity conversation. Diverse identities and perspectives on a team can lead to greater outcomes or can lead to misunderstanding and conflict. It is only when diverse identities are engaged, and team members have opportunities to intentionally learn about one another, that the potential strength of workplace diversity is unlocked. Developing a company culture that proactively engages religious diversity can open doors to greater employee productivity, enhanced client satisfaction, and even new business prospects. Join IFYC to explore why engaging religion matters in the workplace, workshop challenging scenarios, and identify your interfaith skillset.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace
  2. Understand and apply interfaith frameworks to common tensions in the workplace related to religious identity and diversity
  3. Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture

Details

Date:
May 6
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Cost:
$30
Event Category:
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Organizer

Ben Rue
Email:
rue1@augsburg.edu
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If you need any disability-related accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact University Events at events@augsburg.edu. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.