32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

New Perspectives on Innovative Workplaces in a Global Future That is More Religious

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S2-A
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: L100G
Level: Introductory
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Dr. Brian Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation  |  Paul Lambert, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation


As companies globalize, they need employees who can relate to the daily experience of increasingly diverse customers. For billions of potential customers, including in the world’s fastest-growing economies, religious belief and practice are a part of daily life. Having employees who understand the ways religion manifests in private and public life will help companies avoid costly missteps and develop products and services better tailored to customer needs, and an essential part of being competitive.

Employees that feel free to bring their entire self and identify to work demonstrate higher levels of innovation, creativity and positive working environments, directly affecting business success. On the other hand, organizations that have environments of exclusion, intentional or not, risk excluding the next great business solution, the next great product idea, or talent retention. This workshop will promote global citizenship through successfully navigating religion in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge: Understanding of the empirical evidence illustrating the value that religious inclusion plays in corporate policy
  • Skills: Practice and learn skills to meet the religious needs and requirements of employees and customers
  • Actions: Receive tools to apply this to your workplace

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